Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Turkey Month Guest Post with One Artsy Mama!

I am so excited for our guest poster today!  Amy of One Artsy Mama, she has such a great blog, and beyond that she is such a great person!

Hey there, Ladybird Lane readers!  I'm Amy, aka One Artsy Mama, and I'm thrilled that Carlee asked me to stop by today and share a turkey-related project with you!

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love the fact that it's not commercialized, and I enjoy spending the day with my loved ones and thinking about all the things I have to be grateful for. 

Mind you, I don't cook turkey!  In fact, I rarely cook anything, believe it or not!
We have the big traditional meal at my parents' house around noon, which my mom cooks, then my parents, grandmother, and in-laws come over for a dinner of ham sandwiches, potato salad, and other yummies made by hubby's mom.  I have so much fun, though, preparing the house and the table. 

Two years ago, Little Crafter and I made these handprint turkey placecards {if you missed the tutorial when I guest posted at Mess For Less, hop on over there and see it}.

Last year, I wanted to make something to put at everyone's place again, but we needed a new idea.  I saw this idea for Snowmen and Santas made from craft spoons {you know, the kind you get with those little ice cream cups!}  Which got me thinking, why not make TURKEYS?! 
We had a bunch of spoons left from making Uncle Sam pins  and I thought this would be a great way to use them.  So, here are our funny spoon turkeys!

Turkey Placecards
{and/or magnets or pins}

Aren't they silly and fun?

-wooden craft spons
- brown acrylic paint and paintbrush
- googly eyes
- orange craft foam
- feathers
- craft glue and scissors

For placecards:
- scallop circle punch, cardstock, and marker

For pins/magnets:
- pin backs or magetic tape/circles {our magnets were generously provided by Craftprojectideas.com!}
STEP 1: Paint one side of each craft spoon and let dry.

STEP 2: Cut beak shapes from orange craft foam.  Adhere eyes and beaks with craft glue.

STEP 3: Glue an assortment of feathers to the back of each spoon.  We found that four fit pretty well.  Little Crafter had fun picking the color and order of the feathers for each one.

Let the glue dry a little and admire your gaggle of turkeys...

STEP 4: Glue a second craft spoon to the back of the turkey to provide a flat, non feathery surface for the pin back or magnet.  Then, attach whichever you choose.

Ta-da!  Meet our silly gobblers!

If you're giving them the job of placecards, here's the final step:
Punch out scalloped circles {or whatever you have} from cardstock and write each guest's name on one of them.

Meanwhile, did you ever wonder why every crafted turkey is adorable while the real things are just plain UGGGLY?  {no offense to Carlee and turkey farmers everywhere!} Hope you enjoy this quick and fun Turkey Day craft!  Thanks for letting me stop by!

Gobble Gobble!

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