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We are checking things off our Hallmark Fall Harvest bucket list, and one of the items is to make a scarecrow for your yard. We are going to take that concept just a bit further by making a double-sided scarecrow/Autumn sign that turns into a snowman/Winter sign.  I love the concept of reusing and recycling, and this sign does just that.  You can keep this sign all the way through Autumn and Winter.

You Will Need:

  • 2 Craft palette boards 24” x 36”
  • 2 Craft boards 4” x 24”
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colors (or paint pens)
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue and glue sticks
  • Piano hinge 18”
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • OPTIONAL: Wood stain


  1. Measure where you would like the brim of the hat to go. I am measuring 10” down at the top of the angle and 12” at the bottom of the angle.
  2. Place the smaller craft board on the palette board at an angle, like the picture above.
  3. You can attach with glue or screws. If you are using paint, apply the paint before attaching to the palette board.
  4. On one side of the board, paint or stain the bottom a light brown color for the scarecrow’s face.
  5. Paint the hat brim and the board above the brim a darker color of brown to serve as the scarecrow’s hate.
  6. Set aside to dry.
  7. While that board is drying, paint the second board white below the brim and black on the brim and on the palette board above the brim. Set aside to dry.
  8. Now you are ready for decorating! We get to create the scarecrow’s face. By using acrylic paints or paint pens, use my design to create a face for the scarecrow.  Set aside to dry.
  9. For the snowman, using acrylic paints or paint pens, use my design to create a face for the snowman. This part is really up to you…you can use my design or create your own fun snowman face!
  10. OPTIONAL: Add a little dry brush on the black top and brim of the hat of the snowman to make it look like a little snow has fallen.
  11. OPTIONAL: You can use the brim to write something like “Happy Fall” and “Let it Snow”. I prefer to keep mine as a hat.
  12. Once both palette boards are dry, attach them together at the top with the piano hinge, following the directions from the manufacturer


  1. I am making mine like a sandwich board by putting two boards together with a hinge so that it can stand up in the yard, but if you would like to only use one board, you can lean it up against your porch and paint each side differently.
  2. We are using a scarecrow to cross it off our Fall Harvest bucket list, but this method can work in a variety of different shapes to include fall on one side and winter on the other side.

 If you missed the episode or want to see it in action then check it out here. Tell us what you think in the comments below and remember we want to see your Festive Holiday DIY’s on Instagram so follow @PaigeHemmis #PaigeDIY



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