Friday, November 25, 2011

Mrs. Claus Card

I thought it would be fun to make a card in honor of a woman who is routinely overlooked this time of year...Mrs. Claus!

Because I'm about out of fresh card ideas, I used the same technique as I did to make this card and this card. The one difference is that I gave Mrs. Claus an updated, blinged-out look by using red glitter foam paper.

I think Santa would approve!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lollipop Turkey

There are going to be a number of young kids who will be feasting with us tomorrow, so I came up with a little craft to keep them occupied for a while...a lollipop turkey.

Almost too cute to eat! This is a super easy craft - here's what you'll need:
Googly eyes
Foam or construction paper (I used the following colors - brown, black, yellow, red, tan and gold)

Pre-cut the shapes and then allow the kids to glue them on.

I cut all of the shapes freehand - no need to be exact, just have fun with it!

Here are the basic shapes I went by:
The body of the turkey = Figure 8
The nose = Triangle
The wattle = Teardrop
The hat = Clay Flower Pot
The buckle = Square

To all of the US readers - hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

DIY Turkey Placecard

I have a strange fascination with cookie cutters. Why "strange" you ask? Because I don't bake! But for some reason I still continue to purchase cookie cutters (that take up a fair amount of kitchen cabinet space I might add). I have figured out other ways to use them outside of baking - remember this, this and this? So, continuing in that tradition, I decided to make Thanksgiving placecards using cookie cutters.

I found this adorable turkey-shaped cookie cutter at my go to craft store (Hobby Lobby). It's a really great copper color which forced me to buy it.

I then found a copper colored piece of scrapbook paper and printed the names on it. After that I cut the paper into strips like this one...

Finally, I cut a small triangle at the end of each strip, gently folded it backwards and then attached it to the cookie cutter using glue dots.

Here's the placecard all dressed up with a place setting...

These are super easy to assemble and you can give the cookie cutters to your guests as favors - 2 for the price of 1!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey Lantern

I'm still in denial that Thanksgiving Day will be here in a couple of weeks! There are a ton of crafts that I was planning to make prior to the big feast, but it's not looking good. So, I decided to tackle the crafts that take no time at all to construct. First up: a turkey lantern...

You might remember the first time I made this kind of craft was for Easter - see it here. All you need to make this is a paper lantern, foam paper and hot glue. I used the cute little turkey below as a template, cut out the shapes and glued them directly onto the lantern. That's it!

Now on to the next craft!


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