Although September 21 is officially the first day of fall, most people tend to think of Labor Day weekend as the official end of summer, me included! So now I start to think of all things fall. Time to put away the summer décor and start thinking of pumpkins, fall foliage, and colored corn. I’m pretty traditional in decorating for this season. I know that most people jump into Halloween but I tend to use the lighter side of fall and Halloween décor. I like Jack-O-lanterns, black cats (obviously), corn stalks and pumpkins but I stay away from the darker side of the holiday/season and never decorate with witches, ghosts, goblins, and such. It’s a personal preference and a choice I make based on my beliefs as a Christian. I don’t frown upon or judge others and what they do, but I do feel that I have to be true to myself and my belief system in what I present in my home. The little painting below visually sums up my idea of decorating for this season and I’m sharing it with you as a free pattern. Just click on the pumpkin below to open up the PDF file that will give you the instructions, materials list, step by step photos, and a traceable pattern to paint this scarecrow. Over the years (I designed this fellow back in 2002) I have painted this little fellow on switchplates, roof slates to hang outside my door as a welcome, a tray to serve trick or treat candies on, and even a table runner.
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