Item #5 on my September Garden To Do List: A scarecrow!
I went to the my favorite
time-suck source of inspiration and found a few ideas for a garden scarecrow. The mop-head scarecrows were my favorites.
Here’s our garden helper:
We used some scrap lumber and wood screws to create a cross. The cowboy hat, clapping hands, and mop head are all Dollar Tree finds. The shirt and skirt came out of our charity box. I used garden wire to attach my pieces and set it in the garden near the sweet peas!
Total cost: $4 +tax
I saw this idea on Pinterest (how many of your conversations start like that?) and knew I had to use it.
My raised beds are across the yard from our shed. Now, I know, it’s not really a long way to walk, but wouldn’t it be handy to have a dry place to store my favorite hand trowel and gloves right next to my veggie beds?
We had a few old mailboxes hanging around, so I snitched one. We sanded it and spray painted it pink. Adam mounted it for me and we were good to go.
The little light inside is a magnetic light that we found at Harbour Freight.
BTW, I haven’t posted many pics of my garden lately here on the blog, but there are a few on instagram. You can find them by searching #inthegardenwithgracie on my Instagram feed.