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We’ve all seen fall wreaths, but I’m thinking out of the (hat) box on this one! Since we don’t need our big straw hats anymore from summer, why not take that hat and turn it into an adorable wreath for your front door?  It’s easy to do, very cute and could possibly be done with things you already have around the house if you are a crafter like me! If you don’t have an extra one at home, just think…Since Summer is over, you can get a hat like this on sale!  Even though this will be a wreath, we are creating a little scarecrow face.

You Will Need:

  • Straw hat
  • Permanent markers in black and red
  • Decorations for your scarecrow (I got Fall leaves, sunflowers, Fall ribbon and raffia.)
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Large safety pin
  • OPTIONAL: Tissue paper


  1. Lay out your straw hat on a flat surface.
  2. If you have anything written on it like I do, use that part to fold over onto the face. We will use leaves and décor to cover it up.
  3. Use a large safety pin to pin the flap over.
  4. Take your raffia and lay it over the top to make “hair” for your scarecrow.Secure with hot glue.
  5. Take your fall leaves, sunflowers and décor and start decorating, securing with hot glue.
  6. Take your Fall ribbon and create a bow-tie or fancy ribbon beneath the face of the scarecrow. You can use a sunflower in the middle to jazz it up!
  7. Keep going until your wreath is full.
  8. Take your permanent markers and draw a face on your scarecrow in the middle of the hat. You can draw a nose, or even use craft paper and glue to create a nose.
  9. Hang it on the front door and enjoy!

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