This fun scarecrow-themed table sets the playful mood for any of your autumn get-together’s, wiener roasts, or autumn evenings spent around the bonfire, toasting s’mores! While I set my “scarecrow table” the scarecrow’s song from “The Wizard of Oz” kept going through my mind! The scarecrow’s lament (sigh!) was that his head was stuffed with straw. If he only had a brain, he stated “Oh, I — could tell you why –the ocean meets the shore. I could tell you things I’d never thought before — and then I’d sit — and think some more!” (:
Keeping with the theme of the scarecrow and his “patched” clothes, I covered my table with a “patchwork” quilt that a dear neighbor made and gave to me, set the table with cheerful Fiestaware, and tucked cutlery into a bright basket make of straw (: Look at these cute paper favor cones! They are so easy to make and … simply using different paper and trimmings, can be used for so many different occasions!
To make these favor cones, I chose stock paper in bright harvest colors (I bought mine in a packet at Hobby Lobby) Roll the colored sheet of paper to form a cone and glue the edge down with white craft glue. I used a hole puncher to punch 1 hole on either side of the glued edge and knotted different colors of raffia to trim my colorful paper cones (line favor cones with parchment paper and fill with candied popcorn or pumpkin flavored Chex mix! (click here for pumpkin-spice Chex mix recipe) The raffia replicates the look of the straw stuffing of the scarecrows, but it is actually a product of the native Raffia Palm Trees, from the tropical areas of Africa!
Generous sized napkins with frayed edges (like the tattered clothes of the scarecrow!) are slipped into my DIY mini-grapevine napkin rings (click here for DIY autumn napkin rings) and have a charming little scarecrow adornment, tucked among the layers of napkin. Remember the cute DIY autumn drink markers we learned how to make? See where I have clipped them around the base of each stemmed glass to add some seasonal flair to my autumn setting. (Click here for DIY Autumn Leaf Drink Markers)
The centerpiece is just a collection of different sized scarecrows gathered together to ward off any unwanted “critters” that might want to attend the party! (;
If the weather cooperates, our tabletop of scarecrows will be presiding over a wiener roast and a tray full of these individualized s’more packets! (Click here for printable S’more labels)
As I finish this post, I’m still humming the scarecrow’s song from “The Wizard of Oz” and I have to smile as I remember his last words … “with the thoughts I’d be thinkin’ I’d become another Lincoln, if I only had a brain …” (:
“Hope You Have A … ” by Trenda
From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda
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