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Published on October 14th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

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DIY: Drunken Farmer Halloween Decoration


My tiny front porch has a corner, to the left of the front door, where I can imagine a spooky character hanging out for Halloween – you know, to scare the bejesus out of the trick-or-treaters! But I didn’t want to be too mean so I decided to go with a benign character that I can make out of things I already have. After all, my goal is not to buy cheap disposable decorations for Halloween.

So I raided our closets. Luckily, my husband had a shirt and a pair of jeans that he wanted to donate. So I thought a drunken farmer would be fun and easy to make with them. I still had burlap coffee sacs after making the burlap fabric box and I thought of using it as the torso. If you don’t have any of these items, you can get them easily from your local Goodwill store and a local coffee roaster.

You’ll need:

  • Coffee burlap sac
  • Man’s Jeans or overalls
  • Plaid shirt
  • Straw Hat
  • Bandana
  • Stuffing material for the upper body
  • Magazine for stuffing the legs
  • Empty beer bottles or glass soda bottles

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Karen lives a simple, frugal, green life and shares her eco tips and news on ecokaren and is a co-founder of Green Sisterhood, a network of community of green women bloggers, making change. When she's not managing Green Sisterhood or blogging on ecokaren, she is a chauffeur to two greenagers, wife to an accidental recycler, master chef to hungry locavores, seamstress, knitter, and dumpster diver, not necessarily in that order.



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