I had the great pleasure to meet one of my fellow bloggers a few years ago (maybe 6 or more?) where I quickly forced her to be BFFs with me. Krystyn, of Really Are You Serious?, had put out a call for help for an easy scarecrow costume she needed for her little girl’s Scarecrow Day at school. I couldn’t resist, so I reached out and told her we could knock it out in 30 minutes, so she brought over a pair of jeans, a button up and a delish star bucks drink to share.
Fall Scarecrow Corsage
In super crafty fashion, I had already torn apart a bunch of seasonal faux greenery, a hank of raffia and scrap fabric I got on clearance, all from Hobby Lobby (where, Krystyn noted, all of my money goes… she’s totally right!). I used some Heat N Bond to get a big flat fabric surface to adhere to my hair clip and corsage pin.
After that, I hot glued faux leaves, raffia bows, and excess greenery together and glued that to the hair clip. CUTE! She can attach it to the hair over a hair elastic. The most important part is to keep it light so it doesn’t weigh too much. With the corsage, I followed the same rules and keeping the raffia strings very long to dangle and sway.
Quick and Easy Scarecrow Costume Patches
For the patches, I zig-zagged handfuls of raffia in between pinked (use pinking shears) pieces squares of scrap fabric. I applied them to the button up shirt with matching thread on a zig-zag pattern, with really no rhyme or reason to the placement, other than it looked “scare-crow-y”!
After application of the patches to the shirt, I trimmed up the pieces of raffia to a good length, and it looked great. To preserve the integrity of your shirt and pants, instead of sewing the patches down, simply safety pin them to the clothing. And if this isn’t the CUTEST scarecrow I’ve ever seen!! Krystyn told me N was ecstatic to wear her costume, and I couldn’t be happier. When she sent me this photo, that giant smile warmed my heart!
I made my own patches from candy corn fabric and the same raffia when Red “came of age” for preschool a few short years later. When he had his own Scarecrow Day, I was ready and armed with some adorable patches! For a masculine version, I added a fabric band with raffia and accents to his straw hat, giving this outfit a Dapper Day Scarecrow Look!