Any farmer knows the importance of scarecrows—they keep prey away and ensure your crops grow nice and strong. However, you don't have to own a plot of land to have a scarecrow on your property. In fact, there are plenty of not-so-scary, and dare we say, very cute, scarecrow ideas to add to your home decor this fall. Whether you're looking for how to make a scarecrow yourself, or indoor and outdoor scarecrow decorations, there's a DIY tutorial or item you can buy on this roundup that'll look great in your space. And the great thing about scarecrow decor is that once fall is here, you can leave it out until Thanksgiving is over—it fits right in for both Halloween and Turkey Day. Once you've made one—or a few—of these scarecrows, don't put away your craft supplies just yet. There are so many fall crafts you can create this season. We have autumnal DIYs you can make with your kids—even crafts for toddlers!—a collection of fall wreaths, and festive Mason jars to create. Of course, because it's fall, that means it's time for pumpkin everything too—and with all of our pumpkin decorating ideas—including pumpkin carving tutorials and painted pumpkin plans—the options are nearly endless.
Don't let the silly smile fool you. This stake actually does scare away unwanted critters!
Ensure your fairy garden is ready for fall with this teeny-tiny adornment. It'll look especially festive when paired with mini pumpkins.
Place this couple on your fence for a fun backyard decoration. Although we doubt it will prevent your neighbor's dog from digging in your yard, it's still pretty cute.
Still trying to figure out your Halloween costume this year? This idea—inspired by the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz—can be complete with some face paint and clothing you already own.
See more at @pastaandpearls.
SHOP FACE PAINT KITS
Scarecrows are traditionally made by forming a cross with two 2x4s and some twine. Add a head (milk jugs and pillow cases both work!), dress him up, and fill the clothes with straw, leaves, newspaper, or packing peanuts.
Get the tutorial at Ohio Thoughts.
This flat-out adorable scarecrow craft can be re-used each year.
Get the tutorial at Cottage at the Crossroads.
What's better than one scarecrow standing in a field? Two!
Get more details at Inside Storey.
SHOP STRAW HATS
This craft store scarecrow started out simple, but a few quick updates made her completely one-of-a-kind.
Get the tutorial at House of Hawthornes.
SHOP GLUE GUNS
Whether you take cues from the farm or from Wizard of Oz, this scarecrow Halloween costume for kids is cute and easy.
Get the tutorial at Where the Smiles Have Been.
Just imagine how delighted your guests will be when they're greeted by this adorable pumpkin scarecrow on your porch.
Get the tutorial at Giggles Galore.
Have a few leftover terracotta pots in your garden shed? Put them to good use as the base for a cute DIY scarecrow.
Get the tutorial at Hobby Lobby.
Keep your country decor traditional with this scarecrow that's made from a tomato cage, wire, and burlap. Dress him in a fall-ready flannel and overalls.
Get the tutorial at Daisy Mae Belle.
SHOP TOMATO CAGES
Hang this cute little guy on your door for a wreath that will make your neighbors want their own!
Get the tutorial at Trendy Tree.
With a little bit of paint, our favorite crafting staple can be turned into a scarecrow, too.
Get the tutorial at Beatnik Kids.
SHOP MASON JARS
Cover wood pallets in burlap and add a sweet face. This one by Tiffiny H. Designs is 36 inches tall, perfect for your porch, but a smaller version would add a seasonal touch to your mantel.
This kitchen helper provides a handy spot for storing fall apples.
Get the tutorial at Woman's Day.
This might just be the easiest (and cutest!) craft you'll ever make with your kids.
Get the tutorial at Somewhat Simple.
The kids in your neighborhood might just mistake this unique repurposed craft for the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz.
Get the tutorial at Crafty Imaginings.
This little guy has tons of festive flair—he's basically begging for a spot on your Thanksgiving table.
Get the tutorial at Walmart.
Fall birthday? Give your child's party a seasonal theme complete with a crafty centerpiece like this by Restore Order.