Drive by any cornfield this fall and you’ll find a plaid shirt, straw hat decoy centered in the field. These quirky scarecrows scared away birds from eating the crops, making them a recognizable symbol for autumn. It isn’t often that scarecrows are found with a scarecrow friend so give them one with these DIY scarecrow Triptych Shadowboxes. The honey pecan finish of the Auden shadowboxes brings on the pumpkin vibes of this three-piece artwork fit for your fall mantle. See how to add adhesive vinyl faces using our free template and faux floral accents to complete the look!
- (2) 5 x 5” Auden Frames
- (1) 7 x7” Auden Frame
- (2) sheets burlap print patterned paper
- Glue stick
- Adhesive Vinyl (red, orange, brown, black)
- Transfer Tape
- Xacto knife or cutting machine
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scarecrow Template (available as SVG and PDF)
Remove the backing from the honey pecan shadowboxes. Cut pieces of patterned paper to cover the back.
Use a cutting machine or X-Acto knife to cut scarecrow faces from the different vinyl colors.
Arrange the pieces so you have them set for each of the three frames.
The easiest way to transfer the vinyl shapes onto the frames is to use a piece of transfer tape and a scraper. Apply the transfer tape over the vinyl shape and rub it with the scraper. Peel the backing away so that the vinyl is now attached to the sticky tape. Place the vinyl onto the frame in place, using the scraper to smooth and apply firmly.
Repeat to apply all vinyl shapes onto the frames to create your scarecrow faces.
Complete the design by attaching faux floral accents to the top of the Auden shadowboxes using hot glue.
Display your scarecrow triptych up on a mantle or in an entryway to welcome autumn!
Your scarecrow family will fit right in amongst the fall décor and all things pumpkin.
About The Author
|Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.|