I like fall except for the fact that it happens to come right before winter.Â McGeeky has heard my rant about winter approximately 3,682 times.Â I think winter should only be around for the month of December to help with my Christmas spirit, then it should go away and allow 80 degree days to return.Â I truly feel like I am a snowbird at heart, but I am not quite old enough to retire to the South just yet.
In the meantime, I guess I will just have to craft on through the dark and cold months to come.Â To put myself in the mood for fall and all the nice things it brings, I was inspired to do something with mini straw bales.Â Aren’t they cute?Â I thought they would be great as a decoration on my fall table.Â To make a place card holder, I decided to use these Harvest Time buttons because the scarecrow fits the theme of the straw bale perfectly.Â Can’t you already imagine the cuteness that is to come?
I used a dual temperature glue gun to adhere the scarecrow button to the front.Â I made sure the bottom of my scarecrow lined up with the bottom of the bale so it would sit flat on the table.
Next, I place the ears of maize on either side of the scarecrow.Â The front is done, that was easy!Â Well, except for the part where I burned my finger on the hot glue, but whatever!Â
Now I needed a something to hold up the place card.Â I used the pumpkin button and faced the decorative side to the back of the straw bale so that someone sitting across the table would see the pretty side.Â A small line of hot glue held it firmly in place.
All it needs now is a place card.Â You can buy some or you can make some with card stock.Â I cut the card stock to about 5.5 inches wide and about 3.5 inches tall.Â Then I used an edger punch to make a decorative top edge to the card.Â I really wish I had had a pumpkin edger punch for this, but sometimes you just have to make do.Â At this point, you can write on this card or you can add another smaller rectangle of a different color and write on that one.
I love how these turned out and they took just a few minutes to make.Â I can’t wait to use them on my table!