Saturday, September 11, 2010

Scarecrow Tutorial

Here is the tutorial for the Scarecrow that I did for the Paper Punch Addiction Blog Hop. I actually only used three punches, and they are all for his head.

The head is the vase punch or as Laura calls it, the uterus punch. The nose is a triangle and the eyes are the tear drop punch.

To make his outfit, cut out the following:

All measurements are in inches.

Shirt Sleeves: Cut 2 strips 1/2 x 2

Shirt Bodice: Cut 1 rectangle 1 1/2 x 1 3/4

Overall Straps: Cut 2 strips 1 x 1/2

Overall Bib: Cut 1 rectangle 1 1/4 x 1 1/2

Pant Legs: Cut 1 rectangle 2 x 1 1/2

Pocket: I just cut a small square free hand.

Hat: Cut 1 rectangle 3 x 2 1/2

Cut the corners off shirt bodice, overalls bib, and cut a slit to make the pant legs. I just did this free hand. To assemble the scarecrow:

1) Glue the sleeves to the shirt bodice. Glue the straps onto the shirt. Glue the bib on so that it hangs over the shirt (when you turn it over) about a 1/4 inch. Then, glue the pants on where the bib overlaps the shirt . Don't worry about the line showing, you can cover it up with a little raffia belt. Use a white gel pen to add stitching lines.

2) Make 6 little raffia bundles. Don't worry about the size, just make them a little bigger because you can give him a hair cut after they attached. Glue 2 on for feet and 2 for hands. You can glue little buttons or bows to his cuffs.

3) The hat is just the basic paper sailor hat we used to make as kids from newspaper.

4) For the face, I cut the stem off the uterus punch. Glue the eyes (tear drops) and nose (triangle). The mouth is drawn in with a sharpie pen. White gel pen was used to highlight his eyes and a little pink ink gave him some rosy cheeks. Glue his hair and hat on, then attach it to his body.

You are now done with the scarecrow, just add him to anything to give new life to any fall project! Thank you for all of your kind words and patience while I finished the tutorial. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. If you decide to make this little guy, I would love to see a picture of it.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Beth ~ Thank you for the AWESOME tutorial!! Your scarecrow, like your other projects, is fun and adorable!!

  2. Beth ~ It's me again. :) Do you know the size of the Ming Vase Punch that you used? Apparently, there are two sizes ... large and super giant. :) (If you could just give me the punch dimensions ... that would help as well.) Thanks again!!!! Judy

  3. Judy**The actual punch (the yellow case) is 3 inches by 3 1/2 inches. The punched image is 2 1/4 inches by 1 1/2 inches. I bought it a scrapbook/rubber stamp show a few years ago in Orlando. I'm pretty sure I got it from Sprinkle & Sparkle, which is in Florida as well. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks so much!!**Beth

  4. Beth ~ You are AWESOME!! Thank you for the information. It is the "Super Giant" ming vase punch (but I agree that it looks like a uterus punch ~ LOL).

  5. great tutorial Beth! Oh, and for those stampers that only use Stampin Up! punches, the ornament punch would be a great substitute for the vase punch you used for the head.



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