Sunday, November 15, 2015

Found Objects: Turkey Day Thanksgiving Craft

If you've been following us for awhile now, you'll know that I absolutely adore going through my craft cabinets and finding all kinds of goodies. But then I have to figure out exactly what to do with all these goodies that I have collected over the years. This year, it all started with a paper plate and a simple water bottle. 

The finished product will look something like THIS: 

So, here is what we found to make this cute turkey centerpiece that will sit in the middle of our Thanksgiving table!

- 1 Paper Plate 
- 1 Small and clean margarine/butter container
- Colored popsicle sticks
- Brown yarn
- Red ribbon
- Piece of paper
- Plastic gems of your choice 
- Glitter glue

Once I found all of these items, Syrus and I had fun coming up with an idea to put together something for Thanksgiving! We simply wrapped the brown yarn around the margarine container, which was glued to the paper plate. I cut a water bottle in half for the head, and also covered it in brown yarn. For the eyes, we found some cute teardrop shaped gems, which we then glued onto the turkey's head, along with some blue gems for a pop of color. Syrus colored the paper feathers, while I glued on the popsicle stick feathers. The beak was created by cutting an orange popsicle stick, and we used red ribbon to create the, well, apparently it's called a "snood," according to Time magazine. 

Once everything was dry, we wrote the word "Thankful" across the bottom of the plate. This year, we are thankful for our family, friends and our home. I'm thankful for the years I had with my stepdad before he passed in July. But enough sappy stuff. 

Do you do crafts with found objects? 

Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving!

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