Monday, October 4, 2010


My vision came to life this past Saturday. A year ago my aunt from Michigan was visiting
and told me about a scarecrow scene that she and her gardening buddies do every year in a community garden.
They pick a theme and make it happen. This past Summer I decided I was
going to do something in my yard this year.
My theme, "straight from the garden", everything I used, except for the crazy cat toy
eyeballs came from the garden, the garden shed or the basement.

I'm going to link with Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
This is my spot I selected in the front yard.

I knew I wanted to use my little weathered park bench I had purchased

for five dollars at a
yard sale two summers back.

Before our yard sale in August, I had raided my niece's stash and confiscated

some clothing for my couple to wear.

I decided to build the bodies out of used garden pots that were just taking up

space in the gardening shed. I just pulled out anything that looked interesting
and went to town. In the back of my mind I kept hearing Tim Gunn saying
"make it work".

I used Liquid Nails to secure the pots together for the body and legs.

I chose an old bird feeder for my guy's head. It's a little small for the body
but I think that gives him character.

The beard is Spanish moss, lips and ears are made from the pods of a Hyacinth Bean plant,
and those great eyes came from Big Lots in the pet department.

For my gal, I used a watering can for the head.

This bee broach on her bonnet is another cat toy

The bonnet is an upside down twig basket.

And here they are, straight from the garden, taking a little rest and watching the
neighbors as they pass on their daily walk.
Happy Gardening!


  1. Very inventive - such creativity for fall decorating! GO, GIRL! You "ROCK!"

  2. Very cute! You showed a lot of imagination in this project.

  3. I love them. They are very cute and creative. I have a soft spot for scarecrows, I posted them too.

  4. They are soooooo cute! and you are so clever. I just want to come over and visit them. You are a talented lady. Who would have thought all those different parts could have turned into something so adorable.

    I just posted my first post ever. Please stop over for a visit. Let me know what you think. Ginget

  5. Wow, this is a cute did a great job!!! Do you think they'll run off all the "ole crows"??? lol

  6. Wow, that is so creative! Didn't know they are made up from pots until you showed! Really cool!!

  7. Is this couple safe
    from the fraternity
    boys??! They are so
    cute and I'm sure, the
    talk of the neighborhood.
    You and your sister
    sure have the creativity
    gene, in spades!
    xx Suzanne

  8. Love it! I'm looking all over for a wire mannequin - now I'm inspired to build my own.

  9. I LOVE it! That is just so original. I love how you used things you already have around your house. Now I've got to put on my thinking cap to see if I can do that! Just fantastic!

    Have a Great Day!


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