Each year, the historic Robert Mills House and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina hosts its Scarecrows in the Garden competition. Join me for a walk-around, where you can get dozens of ideas for your next scarecrow project!
Two Wizard of Oz displays: One with all four characters and a smashed witch! One with a thrifty tin man.
Plenty of Duck Dynasty on hand: Here is a great version of Uncle Si
I walked right past the one on the left, he is so well-camouflaged. Another Uncle Si on the right, they got the cup right.
A lovely princess covered in spiders. Note the arms made of stuffed hosiery.
Fantastic! Scarilyn Monroe! Note the wire-rimmed dress for a blowing-over-the-steam-grate effect.
Patron Saint of Gardeners. Note they laminated the veggies for weather protection.
A colorful work of art on the left, with dishwashing gloves for hands, and a pirate with all the details on the right.
Roller Derby! I wouldn’t want to get in her way!
An incredible work of art by high school honors students. Photos don’t do it justice. A milk jug face!
Our State Museum is hosting the traveling King Tut exhibit right now. Great scarecrow in his honor.
This face is just so endearing, I wanted to take him by the hand and walk him around. Fantastic work of art.
One of my faves of the whole exhibit, terrific details. Take a close look at the book, pencil, eraser, ruler-belt. Love.
Such a realistic face! Gardening gloves for hands, and this one has real shoes!
Wow. WOW! I’m not a fan of the bloody side of Halloween, but I just loved this one. Amazingly good work!
Who’s that waiting beyond the arbor? A kooky doctor! Note the rubber medical gloves for hands, foamies for the face.
This one’s for the tablescapers out there – she’s a tablescaper too! Note the earrings, ponytail & bow, lack of hands. Superb! Another fave, I took about 10 photos of her.
Someone put a lot of work into this. Note the use of straw and leaves sticking out all over, and corn cob water bottle.
Ever thought of making a dog-scarecrow? And this man has the sweetest expression…awww…
UFO & alien. Broken ankle (on orthopedic office’s entry, he he).
Historic Columbia Foundation’s Headless Historian. Note the use of plastic bean pods for fingers.
Corseted lady with flowers instead of a head – that’s a new idea. The green-shirted Girls On The Run entry has pom-pons for hands. You can always use a good-ole faux pumpkin for a face, with the stem as a nose.
A few more great ideas here.
This art-loving entry has a great view of this historic house, designed by the man who also designed the Washington Monument, among many other important structures.
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I hope you’ve found some inspiration here, I know I sure did! I’m glad I don’t have to be the judge, it would be very difficult to have to pick the winner. Which one would you choose? Let me know in the Comments section below.
To read more about the Robert Mills House and Garden, here is my walking tour from a few weeks ago.
To see how we built our own scarecrow, and how you can too, read this. (Both open in a new window.)
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