For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. I remember the first time, in fifth grade, where I sat at a friends house and had the opportunity to experience the movie. Wow and wow! This is a movie for my family that we love watching together every Halloween and even into Christmastime. As it is something that I find so visually interesting, I had to figure out a way to incorporate it in my own style into our Halloween decorations this year.
I knew that I wanted to make a scarecrow for our front yard this year, and what better way to incorporate that fall scarecrow but now with a spooky, Halloween, Jack-o’-lantern twist.
- Pretend Pumpkin.
- I picked mine up at Michael’s, however, do not buy one unless you have a coupon. They are around $30 full price, which is ridiculous. Michael’s has coupons all the time in their newspaper, and I found one for 50% off. However, I always grab my coupons on their app on my phone which it makes it simple.
- Black Paint and Paint Brushes.
- Clear Gloss Spray Paint.
- I used this to seal the pumpkin after the face was painted on to hopefully weather proof it for a few years.
- Cheap black flat twin sheet or black fabric to use as the clothing.
- I picked mine up at Walmart a few years ago for around $5.00.
- Sticks and a thick post.
- Screws and Screw Gun.
- Knife or Sharp Scissors.
- To cut the bottom of the pumpkin to allow for it to be mounted to the post.
- Safety Pins
- Scarf – optional.
Halloween Scarecrow Tutorial:
I had so much making this Jack-o’-lantern scarecrow for my yard this year. I think one of my most favorite things this fall season is to watch my girls excitement and anticipation to see it as we drive down the street to our house. Halloween is always my most favorite time of year and I am so excited that we have new lawn decor to share with our neighborhood.
Hoping that your Halloween season is full of ghouls, ghosts, pumpkins, and lots and lots of candy.