Scarecrow Ideas: The Best of MOTHER's Great American Scarecrow Contest

If you're looking for scarecrow ideas, be sure to check out these photos of the winning entries in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS scarecrow contest for inspiration.

Mary Rauch from Morehouse, MO  "My scarecrow was built on a heavy metal pedestal once used to display wallpaper sample books. The body is baby-chick wire covered with papier-mâché from the waist up. I gave it two coats of house paint to make it weatherproof. "My husband feeds the birds here all year long. If I made a male scarecrow, birds would think it was him and perch on its shoulder. So I made a feminine scarecrow."