Scarecrow and Pumpkin Fall Pins

Scarecrow and Pumpkin Fall Pins

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 25th 2014

Add faces, full of expression and color, to wooden shapes to create unique fall fashion accessories.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • #3 round brush
    • 1" flat brush
    • #10 flat brush
    • fine-grit sandpaper
    • #1 liner brush
    • stylus
    • low temp-hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • 1/2" angle brush
    • #10 blender brush
    • pin backs
    • fall crafts wooden pumpkins
    • fall crafts wooden scarecrows
    • small green leaves with stems



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    The scarecrow's face is like the pumpkin faces; only the colors and the nose change.

    1. Sand the wooden shapes with fine grit sandpaper; seal with Americana Primer & Sealer. Sand again when dry.
    2. Basecoat the pumpkin with Pumpkin and the stem with Evergreen.
    3. When dry, transfer the facial features, tracing the pattern onto tracing paper and transferring it to the wooden pumpkin using transfer paper and a stylus.
    4. Shade by floating around the outer edges and the ridge lines with Burnt Orange.
    5. Shade behind the eyes and under the smile line with Burnt Sienna.
    6. Dry-brush the cheeks with Country Red. The lip is floated with Country Red.
    7. Base the eyes with Lamp Black and, using a liner brush, pull out lashes from the center of the eye out. (The middle lashes are longer, and they get smaller as they fan out on the sides.)
    8. Allow the eyes to dry before floating Blue Mist on the left side of the eyes.
    9. Two highlight dots of Buttermilk are placed at the 12 and 2 o’clock positions. A small slash is placed around the 7 o’clock position. Place highlights on the cheeks and lip.
    10. Outline the cheeks, nose, and lips with Lamp Black. The open mouth is painted Lamp Black.
    11. The stem is shaded with Burnt Umber and highlighted with Olive Green.
    12. Allow to dry before varnishing with DuraClear Gloss Varnish and gluing on the pin back and leaf onto the pumpkin.
    13. Basecoat the scarecrow face with Flesh Tone and shade with Burnt Sienna around the face, behind the eyes, and inside the mouth.
    14. Follow the directions for the pumpkin's eyes (steps 7-9 ) to paint the scarecrow’s eyes.
    15. Float the lip and dry-brush the cheeks with Country Red.
    16. The nose patch is also painted with Country Red. Add Buttermilk highlights to the cheeks and lip. The liner work is Lamp Black.
    17. Inside the mouth is painted with a wash of Burnt Sienna.
    18. Basecoat the hair with Honey Brown. Use Burnt Sienna and a liner brush to make a few small comma stroke hairs/straw.
    19. The next layer of strokes is Spicy Mustard. (Be sure to put a few stray hairs in his face.) Shade under the hat with Burnt Sienna.
    20. Basecoat the hat with Dark Chocolate and shade with Burnt Umber.
    21. The hat band is based with Spicy Mustard and has Pumpkin stripes.
    22. The patch is Pumpkin with Spicy Mustard stripes.
    23. Allow to dry before varnishing with DuraClear Gloss Varnish and gluing the pin to the back.


    Scarecrow And Pumpkin Pattern