Halloween is a big deal in our new neighborhood. While in years past we’d receive one or two knocks on the door, rumor has it our block gets upwards of 700 little ghosts and goblins. Time to stock up on the candy and step up the decor. Pumpkins on the porch won’t cut it this year.
But I didn’t want to spend an arm and leg on decorations. After all, we’re saving our pennies for Butterfingers and Twix party bags. We don’t want to skimp and be known as the Jolly Rancher house.
Inspired by Design Mom, we created a scarecrow in the front yard using materials we already had on hand. Discarded 2x4s, canvas from a sewing project I never began, and apple branches from the neighbor’s pruning. We did purchase a funkin, or as Carson calls it, a thunkin head to avoid pre-Halloween rot as well as the rebar to secure it safely into the ground: