This simple DIY fall decoration simply uses a dollar tree pizza pan as a base. It is perfect for those who are looking for a cute new fall door hanger this year. Follow along in this tutorial as I show you how to turn a Dollar Tree pizza pan into a cute scarecrow door hanger.
DIY Dollar TREE Scarecrow Door Hanger
Don’t be fooled by this Dollar Tree cute DIY scarecrow door hanger. This is a craft that will have your friends and neighbors talking all year long! Who knew it was so easy to make such an adorable decoration? I mean come on, this thing is just darling- nothing else needs saying about why you should try making one for yourself or anyone who might want one as well.
Fall has finally arrived after being away way too long in some parts of America; aren’t we glad? That is why I am sharing this cute scarecrow door hanger with you today! Let me show how easy this craft can actually get done without any experience at all
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SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE YOUR DIY DOLLAR TREE SCARECROW:
- Pizza pan – Dollar Tree
- Scarecrow face printable – Download below
- Arteza Graphite paper
- Ball Embossing Stylus
- Waverly Paint – Cashew color
- Mod Podge
- Jutes – Dollar Store – thin and thick
- Fall embellishments: Sunflower, Fall fabric leftovers, etc.
- Posca pens: black, white, and orange
- Pink paint
- Tiny paintbrush
- Krylon Clear Triple Thick Glaze
- Hot glue gun
- Foam brush
- Squirt bottle of water
- Heat gun
- Puppy Pads
STEPS to make DIY Dollar tree scarecrow door hanger:
1 – Grab your pizza pan from Dollar Tree and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge. Let it dry. Don’t stress if it’s thicker in some spots than others. Tip* This helps the paint adhere better to the pan, and it gives you happy little accidents.
2 – With your foam brush, apply a layer of your paint. I’m using Cashew, by Waverly. Be sure to cover your entire front side of the pizza pan, paying attention to the rounded edge. Tip* Use of a foam brush helps not to have streak marks in the paint.
3 – To help cover any areas that might be thicker than others, grab your squirt bottle of water and spritz on a bit. With your foam brush, just spread where needed. Not looking for perfection. She is a Scarecrow after all.
4 – Let it dry. Use a heat gun to speed up the process.
5 – If your paint is crackling a bit, you can add a second coat once completely dry. I like it, so I’m leaving it. But you do you.
6 – Download the Scarecrow face printable linked above, or find one you prefer by searching on Google or Etsy. Simply place the image on top of your Graphite paper resting in place on your pizza pan. Tip* Don’t forget we will be adding some detail to the top section of your Scarecrow head, so place the face more towards the bottom half of the pan.
7 – With a ball-embossing stylus or crafting tool, trace the image directly onto your pizza pan. Remove to find your tracings.
8 – Grab your black Posca pen and trace the Scarecrow features, skipping the nose, at first. Color in the nose with orange, and then outline it with black to complete. Add in the whites of your eyeballs.
9 – Dry with a heat gun.
10 – Add some cute, round pink cheeks with your pink paint and a small paintbrush to enhance the cuteness factor.
11 – Once dry, take it outside or to a well-ventilated area, and apply a triple-thick spray adhesive so it can withstand the elements of the outdoors. All you need is one even coat. Let it dry.
12 – With a hot glue gun, add a bundle of raffia to your Scarecrow to serve as the hair on each side of its head. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Careful not to burn yourself. Tip* To store your raffia, use a zip tie to keep it from getting all over.
13 – Measure the diameter of your pizza pan where the hat will rest. For me, it was about 12″. So I doubled the amount of burlap to determine how much to use to form my hat.
14 – With my needle and the jute doubled, I started a running stitch along the end of the burlap to create a bunched-up brim. It won’t be perfect, and that’s okay.
15 – Place it on your pizza pan, folding the brim up a bit. Play with placement before hot gluing in place. Be careful not to burn yourself. Tip* Make your brim a bit wider than my example.
16 – With your excess burlap, fold it over the back onto your pizza pan and hot glue in place. Form your hat how you like best so that it forms a point. Fold over the edge so that it appears to be a combination of the hat’s brim. Remember to be extra careful with that hot glue and the thin burlap. \
17 – Secure your burlap and play with it to create the look you want. You can hot glue little folds in the hat, or create a bunched section. Just have fun with it.
18 – To add some extra cute fall fun, add some patches of fall frayed fabric or floral. I love the sunflower. Hot glue to your burlap hat to finish up the decor of your adorable Dollar Tree Scarecrow.
19 – To create your backer so she will hang on your door, use thicker jute and hot glue on corners on the back of your pizza pan. Leave some excess so it will hang nicely.
So simple and fun. The perfect touch of fall, all created from the Dollar Store. You are going to love this Scarecrow Door Hanger on your front door this fall!!