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How to Make a Scarecrow Wreath

How to Make a Scarecrow Wreath

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Note: This post was initially created in 2019 and updated 5/14/21. Most supplies used will no longer be available, but you can choose other products and still create a similar wreath.

Want to know how to make a scarecrow wreath? Just watch this video tutorial and we will show you. It's easy!

Make the scarecrow wreath using the supply kit from Trendy Tree. The supplies in the kit are listed. Some of them may be available on the website, but some may not.

The tutorial will remain on the blog even after the kits and/or products have sold out.

Just follow the basic instructions and choose different, mesh, sign, ribbons etc.

Purchase kit here: 2019 Scarecrow Wreath Supply Kit (sold out, no more will be available)


Wreath Form

XX7504W4 24" Burlap Pencil Wreath (sold out, on order)

Note: You could use another color. Here's a link to a white work wreath.

9721930 24" White Work Wreath


XB970-15 21" Dark Natural Frayed Burlap Mesh (can substitute 10" frayed mesh and do ruffle technique) (sold out, on order)

Possible Sub:

RY910718 21" Natural Cotton Drift Mesh

RP820294 10" Burlap Jute Snowball Frayed Edge Mesh (sold out)

Note: You could use plain natural mesh, ruffle technique for a similar look.

Possible Sub:

XB97910-15 10" Natural Fabric Mesh (2 rolls)

RY831318 10.5" Natural Faux Jute Mesh (2 rolls)


MD0325 Metal Scarecrow Face HA4029 Felt Scarecrow Hat (sold out, on order)

HA4029 Felt Scarecrow Hat (sold out, on order)

Note: You could try using an inexpensive straw hat.


RGA1085CJ 1.5" Beige Chicken Wire Print Ribbon (sold out)

RG0181325 2.5" Royal Blue Yellow Sunflower Ribbon (sold out)

RG2028J8 1.5" Orange Yellow Ric Rac Ribbon RG0180025 2.5" Royal Blue White Check Ribbon (sold out)

Possible Subs: Pick out 3-4 of your favorite fall ribbons. Choose a couple 2.5" in width and a couple 1.5" in width. Remember to look in other ribbon categories for stripes, polka dots or checks and plaids in your favorite fall colors.




Basic Pouf Technique

We started making the scarecrow wreath with the 21" mesh and did a pouf technique around the outer and inner rings. The poufs were about 13" After the poufs were made, there was about 1-2 yards of mesh left.

10" Mesh

The 10" frayed edge mesh was cut into 20" lengths. We arrived at 20" because a 10 yard roll of mesh should yield about 360" and there were 18 twists on the wreath. So 360 divided by 18 = 20.

Twenty pieces were cut using all the 10" mesh. The last piece came out a bit shorter than 20" but it was perfectly fine, it did not show. The 20" pieces were folded in half and pinched in the center.

One of these pieces was secured to each of the twist on the pencil wreath. The frayed edges just add to the shabby chic style of this wreath. don't have to clip strings! All mesh unravels, no matter what kind it is.

Clip any strings that are really in your way)))


We used a self-healing cutting mat on our table which makes an excellent surface for cutting and has measurements.

They are available on the website and you can purchase here. We have two sizes available: (Note, out of stock but on order 5/14/21)

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MD0517-cutting-mat Reversible; both sides are shown 37" x 25" Extra Soft Cutting Mat 

We used a rotary stick cutter for cutting the mesh. This is an very handy tool and really speeds up the hand work when making wreaths. Here's the one we have in stock:

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We used the new collapsible wreath holder created by Susie's Wreath Shop. Purchase the wreath holder in her Etsy store.

Here is the link: Ultimate Collapsible Mesh Holder

More info: "Mesh Roller holds Deco mesh and ribbons while cutting and measuring. Prevents the materials from curling while cutting. This is the perfect tool for all wreath makers.

The Ultimate Collapsible Mesh Roller can also be used to hold multiple spools of ribbon while you work as well. Each Mesh Roller now comes with 1/5" dowel rods, divider ring(s) and optional peel and stick magnet for straight pins. Inside measurements of the dowels are 24.5" to accommodate two 12 inch rolls of vinyl or a 24" roll of craft paper. Now a Best Seller!!

This Ultimate Collapsible Mesh Roller roller holds up to six rolls of 10" Deco mesh at once (or) up to three rolls of 21" Deco mesh with room to spare for ribbon too.

The Ultimate Collapsible Mesh Roller is fully collapsible for easy storage. You can also store it by hanging it on a pegboard.

The perfect tool for Deco mesh, Ribbons, craft paper, stabilizers, vinyl and much more." We have to agree with all of the above! We love this mesh holder! And it folds up and tucks away to conserve table top space.

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Scarecrow Face

The scarecrow wreath face sign already has a hole at the top and the bottom.

Use wire to secure the face to the wreath frame. You don't want to squish the sign down into the mesh to far.

You can also use chenille stems to attach. Place the round face in the center or to the side. Hang the wreath up to see exactly where you want to place the face.

Scarecrow Hat

The scarecrow wreath hat had two metal wires on it. Once we decided on our placement, the wires were not necessarily where we needed them. We slipped floral wire through the felt on the back of the hat and secured to the twists.

You can secure to the frame of course too. Add extra wire as needed.


We chose four different styles of wired ribbon. Two were 2.5" in width and two where 1.5" in width.

Add ribbon to the wreath in the manner you prefer. In the video, you will see two different styles.

We made one wreath with a simple 12" bow with 20" tails. In a second image, we cut 13" ribbon strips from each of the four styles of ribbon. Add a ribbon cluster made of the four styles of ribbon. Add one cluster to a twist.

Make a wreath bow with the remaining ribbon for the scarecrow wreath. Decorate the wreath with the ribbon style of your choice. Loops and tails, bows, or any combination.

We used the EZ Bowmaker.

You could also make a free handed bow, use the ProBow or Bowdabra.

We're not choosy when it comes to bows))) We use whatever we have on hand.....or just make it free style.

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Make a hanger for your wreath using chenille stems, floral wire or zip ties. Check the back of your wreath for anything sharp that might scratch your door and either snip it off or cover it up. Clip any frays that need it.

Browse more tutorials:

Tutorials Here's a link to a blog post showing how Rachel created a double door wreath using the new bicycle wheels: How to Make Double Door Wreaths Happy crafting!


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