Garden Lady Or Lady Scarecrow?

jannashome(5)March 24, 2009

I want to make a "scare-Crow" lady that I can dress to put in my garden. I saw one in a garden once and loved it. I want to know if anyone has an idea for it. I dont know what to make it out of. What would I use for the body and head? I want to go to a thrift store for clothes and maybe a straw hat. We get wind here, and I dont want her undressing on me on a windy day so give me your ideas please!!!

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susiewantsroses(7b)

A body can be made with PVC pipe and PVC joints. The head is usually one of those wig holders (styrofoam). You can glue the hat on with GE Silicone II Outdoor window/doors caulk. You can wrap the pvc pipe body with plastic grocery store bags until she has a filled out body. I've seen them dressed like farmer's wives with aprons and I've seen them in shaphon wedding/tea dresses. susie

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 10:17AM
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Marlene Kindred

Don't suppose you could find an old mannequin anywhere, could you?

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 12:58PM
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Purplemoon

Here's one that is in our Inspiration Misc album.

Garden Lady made from old chair, by pattico.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 4:06AM
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goldenpond((Vero.Beach FL 9b))

Here is my gal from a dress form I got at a TS that was going out of BIZ and a wig form fron a beauty store.Pool noodles(foam) make nice bendable arms and doll hair

her attire can be changed

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 7:26AM
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jannashome(5)

Oh thank you!! I love these ideas, and your photos are great. I will be making 2 of them as soon as the snow quits. We are getting a late winter all of a sudden here in Utah. I love this site!!! Thanks again, and I will be shopping at the thrift store until the snow melts and I am back outside.

Janna

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 8:34AM
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cait1

I made my little guy using wire hangers and plastic grocery bags; stuff we all have lying around.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 9:36AM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

AH-H-H--H-H-H--H-H-H-H-H!!!!!! I love all of them!!! Ya'll did such a cool job. susie

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 12:01PM
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nancelee

Here's a pic of my garden girl made like a scarecrow.target="_blank">

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 10:23PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

The best instructions for a pvc garden girl form
that I have ever seen came from Connie in Virginia.
otherwise known as 'bratty brat'. Does someone still
have her site? If not you can google

PVC garden girl from connie

and it is about the 3rd post down-titled 'totems' etc
Click on that one.
You will find the pvc forms on page 3 and 4 Of her site.
She has lots of beautiful totems too.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2009 at 12:11PM
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realtorrose(7)

WOW..now I want one too. They are all great, such clever ideas.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 10:06PM
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jeannespines

Ohhhh, cait...it looks like you have a "little one" in your gardens! That's no scarecrow!!! Reminds me of those dolls my Mom, a winter Texan, brought home...they would stand against the wall... showin'them from the backside...and looked so real...like a little poutin' or cryin'!

Enjoyed seein' the good ideas you've all posted! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 10:55PM
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lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)

A larger pic for us old people. lol. Very cute. Linda

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 12:32AM
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tennesseetrash(7 east tenn)

Janna, when I read that you don't want the scarecrow to get her clothes blown off, I thought of one created to look like Marilyn Monroe in a white dress getting blown up LOL.

Seriously though, the wind will definitely be a big factor in deciding how to build yours, but I'm sure you'll create a great one! Please share photos when you're finished with it! That's another project on my "to do" list.

Good to cya! ~tenderlee

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 1:21PM
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nancelee

Linda, thanks for enlarging the picture. I thought it would enlarge when you clicked on the thumbnail but I must not have posted it correctly.

The pumpkin jugs are wine bottle jugs. My friends save lots of bottles for me, sometimes more than I can use but I never turn them down because you never know what you might get!

Thanks for the comments. Nance

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 2:55PM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Old crafty, Is this what you were thinking of??

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 4:17PM
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