Scarecrow Inspiration

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Scarecrow Inspiration

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It still feels like the middle of summer, but scarecrow season is near. Here’s some inspiration for  the 2013 Scarecrow Building Competition at Powell Gardens!

Kim Stone, one of our repeat contest winners over the years, has a great tutorial about her process featured in Country Gardens Magazine. Click the photo below for a step-by-step description of her process.

Far-From-Scary Scarecrow

Powell Gardens will feature more of Kim’s work during the 2013 exhibit, which runs through the month of October. To get your creative juices flowing, here’s a look back at some of the fun entries put together over the years by members of the community, staff and volunteers.

The talented kids at the Liggett Trail Education Center in the Blue Springs district have created non-traditional entries over the years, including “Owl Be Watching You” from 2011:

We’ve also enjoyed poignant entries, such as this salute to our servicemen titled “Herow:”

And we’ve had fun with takes on popular culture, such as this Sponge Bob entry:

The Jug Head Band was created by Powell Gardens’ Visitor Services team.

We hope you’re inspired to get busy and create your own entry for the 2013 contest. You can find the details and a downloadable entry form at and more ideas and inspiration on our Pinterest board. The deadline to drop off your entry is Wednesday, Sept. 25. We can’t wait to see what you create!