Learn to create your own hand painted scarecrow door hanger for the upcoming Fall season using this easy-to-follow tutorial!
Creating something from a template is always easier than going in with a blank slate. Today, I’m going to show you how I made my own Scarecrow Door Hanger using a wood cutout. These cutouts make creating easy and fun by providing all of the pieces you need to make something adorable for your home.
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Scarecrow Door Hanger:
- Scarecrow Door Hanger Cutout
- Terra Cotta Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Rusty Nail Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Burlap Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Colonel Mustard Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Coffee Bean Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Chocolate Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Antebellum Blue Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Bright White Chalkology Paste
- Small Squeegee
- Makeup Sponges
- Water Wipes
- Four Texture Patterns Transfer
- Artist Brush Set
- Starbond Medium Instant Adhesive
I began this project by marking where the hat will sit on the scarecrow. This will give me a guide when painting.
Next, I mixed a bit of Terracotta with Fluff to get a very pale peaching tone for the face of the scarecrow.
Then I applied that mixture using a water wipe. Water wipes apply a light coat of paint and to speed up the painting process.
To create the cheek blush, I dabbed a bit of Terracotta into the mixture I used for the face. That mix should create a very light blush color that can be applied in a circular pattern on either side of the mouth.
At this point, I took a toothpick and removed any excess paint from the etched portions of the piece I just painted.
For the nose, I first applied a layer of the color Terracotta.
Then I mixed a bit of Terracotta with the color Rusty Nail. This will be used to highlight the nose.
You can see below how I used the two colors to add some dimension to the nose.
For the hat and brim, I used the color Burlap and applied it with another water wipe.
Next up, was the sunflower. Once again I used a water wipe to apply the paint.
First I added the color Colonel Mustard, making sure to go back over all of the etched spots to remove any excess paint.
Then, I used the color Coffee Bean and a water wipe to fill in the center portion.
For the hat and brim, I watered down the color Chocolate, then applied it using a makeup sponge.
As I dabbed the paint onto the surface, I misted it with water to create a “dirty” look.
I wanted the hat to look like it had rolled around in the dirt a bit.
For the trim on hat and scarf, I used my favorite fall blue color, Antebellum!
The hair pieces are a mix of Fluff with Colonel Mustard to create a raffia/straw look. Feel free to highlight to create texture as you like.
You can see the “texture” I created with highlighting on the hair pieces below.
The color Kudzu was used for the greenery.
And the color Fluff for the word “hello.”
Then for the word “fall”, I used Terracotta and highlighted very lightly with Rusty Nail like I did on the nose.
For the center of the flower piece, I used Chocolate with a bit of Colonel Mustard stippled in.
Let’s add some more texture with a transfer!
I felt like the trim on the hat and scarf needed some texture, so I decided to add a bit using the Four Texture Patterns Transfer from Chalk Couture.
I used the dot pattern transfer with Bright White paste.
Then I decided to darken the “dirt” look on the hat a bit more with some watered down Chocolate. I did this using a large round brush, stippling more of the paint onto the hat and blending as I go.
Now to glue all the pieces together! Note – the sunflower only fits one way, so glue it first then do the greenery…trust me.
Here is the final look! It’s just perfect for Fall.
And the best part is, you can change up the colors to create something that will fit your style best.
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