Friday, November 8, 2019

Scarecrow Door Decor and SSS

I used to be a crafter, I mean, I was BIG into crafting. I had a room designated just for the purpose of crafting. That was my creative outlet and escape when I needed it. To be honest, it also brought in money. During the holidays I would come up with one idea and make hundreds of that item, sell them and use the money for gifts, food, decorations, more supplies, the electric bill. Whatever was needed.
I've only made a few items in the last several years. But this was fun. I saw it on Facebook but have no idea where it originated. OF course I did not make mine exactly like the one I saw, because, well, y'all know I break the rules.
My poor scarecrow might look a little devious that's part of the charm. Right?
All items except the spray paint came from The Dollar Tree. 
A pizza pan
a package of wooden clothes pins
a straw hat
poster paint
sharpie marker
I picked out a rose gold shimmer paint, because I liked the look. Sprayed the pan and clothes pins. After they dried, which didn't take long at all. I then clipped the pins around 2/3 of the pan. Splitting the hat and attaching it with hot glue to the top. I SHOULD have put the raffia on first but forgot, so that is why there isn't much there. I wanted to take the hat off and fix it but my husband insisted it had charm just the way it was. Like me, it's a little broken but still lovable. Next hot glued  the flowers on and drew/painted on the face.
Not much to it really but it was fun and the mail carrier has commented a few times on cute it is.

Now today is also SSS or Secret Subject Swap...however, I've been stumped as to what to do with this prompt if I'm honest.

Your “Secret Subject” is:
You have to interact with a formerly rich and rude person who has lost everything. How’s that encounter going?
It was submitted by:       

Thank you Tamara for this prompt but I don't do well with "rude" people and will do one of a few things...ignore them, correct them or avoid them.
If however I encountered a formerly rich rude person, who now was penniless and homeless I would WANT to say "SEE how does it feel now??" But I wouldn't. I would show them kindness and compassion, praying that they learned their lesson and would become better people.

Please go and visit the other participants of today's prompt. THANK YOU for stopping by.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado          
Wandering Web Designer    
Spatulas on Parade           
Our Prime Years                   
Sarah Nolan                                
Part-time Working Hockey Mom     



  1. Love your project and your answer. The answer didn't surprise me, but I did learn that you used to make money crafting, I didn't know that.

    1. I did and I also taught craft classes to mothers of preschoolers at our church for a few years.

  2. You're so much nicer than I am haha. Love the scarecrow! I would have glued my fingers together. (Rena)

  3. "A little broken but still lovable?" You're a massively wonderful person!
    I didn't know you were a crafts entrepreneur - it suits you, though! Where did you sell your pieces?

  4. I'm not sure how I would have answered it either...

  5. Taking the high road is always the right road!

  6. If it was just a rude person, I'd feel compelled to be kind. But any worse than that, I'd maybe direct them to some resources for help, but being pretty poor myself, I wouldn't put myself out for them. I couldn't completely turn them away, but boundaries are good.