The Scarecrow festival is a family-friendly event that allows local residents and businesses to show off their DIY scarecrows ideas for Fall yard or Festival 2021! There will be birds and hares trying to eat your crops as long as there are gardens and orchards. For centuries, gardeners have found novel ways to scare thieves. Today, scarecrows are used not only as “scarecrows” but also as garden decorations. But are they effective?
The ancient Greek wooden sculptures placed around the garden are classic scarecrows ideas. And the scarecrow has always been a well-known form in gardens, orchards, and vineyards. In some cultures, scarecrows are living people hired to scare birds.
We often see typical human-shaped scarecrows in modern gardens, possibly accompanied by various rubber snakes, owls, and foxes. Since these garden forms do not harm birds and animals, they are popular in some areas. The idea in these areas is to keep birds away from crops while eating insects and larvae from other regions.
How to make a scarecrow?
You can make a simple human-shaped scarecrow from old clothes at home.
Base or frame: The most commonly used is a wooden T-shaped or cross attached to the ground. Just tie or twist two kinds of wood, pipes, or straight branches of large plants together. Make the vertical part as high as you, and the horizontal position on the shoulders at least as long as the shirt sleeve that the scarecrow will wear.
Clothes: Put your old clothes on the shelf. Use hot glue, pins, or just a pin to fix the clothes. Plaid shirts and work clothes are popular choices, but be creative if you want to use a scarecrow to light up and decorate your garden. Add gloves, shoes, scarves, hats, or anything else. Loose clothes or scarves will increase activity and scare the birds.
Filling: Filling does not have to be filled with scarecrows, but if necessary, you can use old rags, straw, leaves, or even newspapers.
Accessories: add old cd or chaff. The mirror can be tied to the scarecrow to shine in the sun. The melody of the wind, the bells, and the melody of the spoon spin perfectly in the air. Strollers, bicycles, gardening tools, hay balls, and other accessories can also be added or deleted.