Miniature Hay Baler Crafts

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Miniature Hay Baler Crafts
Miniature hay bales make for perfect centrepieces at square dances. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Miniature hay bales can add to a fall or western theme at events or in craft projects. These hay bales come in various small sizes and are typically made of easily-found materials such as Bermuda grass and pine straw.

Western Party

A western themed party can be decorated with mini hay bales.Place groupings of helium-filled balloons at the party table or sidebar weighted with mini hay bales instead of balloon weights. Alternatively, use the hay bales to create a mini maze with toy farm animals. Use mini hay bales to create a centrepiece and add Western themed decorations such as mini farm tools or cowboy hats to enhance the effect.

Fall and Country Crafts

Mini hay bales are a natural for fall and Thanksgiving crafts. Place the bales on a table with mini pumpkins and fall leaves, or use the hay bales is as a back porch or front porch welcome at Halloween. Arrange the mini hay bales with a small wooden picket fence, a scarecrow or a small wooden wheelbarrow. A few bales on a wooden chair with some fall leaves and mini gourds highlighted by a scarecrow can give a classroom an autumn atmosphere.

Weddings and Anniversaries

Mini hay bales are great for giving a Western or fall theme to a wedding or anniversary. The hay bales can be used as place holders on the table or to hold a wedding treat such as candies or crackers. Another way to use the mini hay bales is to decorate them with flowers and place them at strategic places on the reception tables.

Other Craft Ideas

Mini hay bales can be used in school settings and at events such as bake sales.

Decorate the hay bales with lollipops or use them as part of a game for a school fair.

Spray paint the hay bales red and green, or just leave them the natural colour, and hang with hooks on the tree at Christmastime. Miniature hay bales make good props for nativity scenes, and you can use the smaller varieties to decorate presents with ribbon and a sprig of holly for a festive effect.

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