Reversible Scarecrow-Snowman Sign

Upgrade your yard with this fun and festive Halloween scarecrow that can turn be used again at Christmas time.
DIY Reversible Scarecrow-Snowman Sign
Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Fall, Christmas


  • 2 Craft palette boards 24” x 36”
  • 2 Craft boards 4” x 24”
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colors (or paint pens)
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue and glue sticks
  • Piano hinge 18”
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • OPTIONAL: Wood stain


  1. Measure where you would like the brim of the hat to go. I am measuring 10” down at the top of the angle and 12” at the bottom of the angle.
  2. Place the smaller craft board on the palette board at an angle.
  3. You can attach with glue or screws. If you are using paint, apply the paint before attaching to the palette board.
  4. On one side of the board, paint or stain the bottom a light brown color for the scarecrow’s face.
  5. Paint the hat brim and the board above the brim a darker color of brown to serve as the scarecrow’s hat.
  6. Set aside to dry.
  7. While that board is drying, paint the second board white below the brim and black on the brim and on the palette board above the brim. Set aside to dry.
  8. Now you are ready for decorating! Create the scarecrow’s face by using acrylic paints or paint pens
  9. For the snowman, using acrylic paints or paint pens.
  10. Once both palette boards are dry, attach them together at the top with the piano hinge, following the directions from the manufacturer
  11. OPTIONAL: Add a little dry brush on the black top and brim of the hat of the snowman to make it look like a little snow has fallen.
  12. OPTIONAL: You can use the brim to write something like “Happy Fall” and “Let it Snow”. I prefer to keep mine as a hat.

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