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Virginia and the scarecrow she made in our video. Come create one with Virginia at our store on Saturday, October 15.
Make a scarecrow this fall
The clever crows (here’s a great site with their calls and story) will be spooked by your scarecrow, and other birds will be even more frightened.
Scarecrows are ancient garden devices, and still used around the world.
A classic North American scarecrow
Scarecrows in Japan
Scarecrows in Korea
A Scottish scarecrow
What will your scarecrow look like?
Come make a scarecrow at our fun workshop here at the Peaceful Valley store on Saturday morning, October 15, 9:30 to 11:30. Bring old clothes, shoes, and a hat for your new addition—and any other creative wardrobe. We’ll provide all the other materials, and some accessories too. Only $15 per scarecrow, so if two of you build together you only pay one fee. Kids welcome with an adult.
Workshop members also get 10% off almost everything in our store.
Virginia Foster of our Nursery will lead the workshop and help you come up with a scary creature!
Pre-register, please, so we’ll know how much straw and burlap we need. Call our store at 530-272-4760 x106.
Live far away?
Follow Virginia’s directions in our new How to Make a Scarecrow video.
Build at home with Virginia’s materials from the video: She uses Multipurpose Mesh Tubing as casings for the arms and legs, builds a structure with Bamboo Stakes, makes a head with Burlap, ties it all together with Hemp Twine, and decorates the finished scarecrow with Bird Scare Tape (choose your scariest colors).