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Coffee Can Scarecrow

What a quirky and creative craft! A coffee can scarecrow is a fun and eco-friendly way to repurpose an old coffee can and add a touch of whimsy to your garden or porch. The simple DIY project involves painting and decorating the can with yarn, twine, and other materials to create a charming scarecrow face and outfit. This upcycled craft is perfect for gardeners, crafty types, and anyone looking to add a bit of personality to their outdoor space.

Craft supplies you will need


  • Coffee can
  • 2 sheets tan felt
  • Small scrap of orange felt
  • 2 large mismatched buttons
  • 18 ” twine
  • Instant grab glue
  • Raffia
  • Small straw hat
  • 2 silk flowers

Craft tools

  • Scissors

How to Make a Coffee Can Scarecrow

  1. Put lid on coffee can. Cover coffee can with tan felt using craft glue.

  1. Place coffee can on its side and use instant grab glue or E6000 to pipe on the mouth. Cut twine to fit on the glue smile and press in place.
  2. Cut remaining twine into one-inch pieces. Use instant grab glue to attach to the smile in a stitch type fashion.

  1. Cut a triangle from orange felt and use instant grab glue to attach to the face above the smile.
  2. Use instant grab glue to attach two buttons for eyes.

  1. Stand coffee can up and pipe a generous amount of craft glue onto the coffee can lid. Cut raffia into 18” lengths and place on top of lid, covering the lid (be sure the raffia lines up properly with the facial features!). Let dry.

  1. Glue the hat onto the raffia hair.
  2. Glue 2 silk flowers to the hat.

That’s it, you’re finished! You can display your new scarecrow on your porch or deck, as a centerpiece for your holiday table, on a shelf, side table, or fireplace mantel.


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