Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gobble Gobble

I have finally come up with a good decoration for my nook. Because I am feeling so pleased with how it turned out, I will share a tutorial of how to make one for yourself:)

frame, scrapbook paper, hot glue gun, leaves, scissors, and 2 black things for eyes.

oh and something for the body. I found this at Hobby Lobby. Not sure what it is, but it was swirly and sparkly and I knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind.

Stack 3 leaves on top of one another. Arrange as wanted. I put a tiny stitch that can be removed to hold the leaves in place while I was working. At this point, if you want sparkly leaves (I did) then add glitter. I used spray glitter.

Arrange the leaves and body of the Turkey on the paper into the position you want. Hot glue into place. Then place the body of the turkey. I just spiraled it into a circle and hot glued it down. Take into account the legs when centering the turkey.

For the legs cut 2 small pieces and 2 even smaller pieces. I bent the even smaller pieces in half.
Then at the bend I dipped it into hot glue and glue to the leg. (It would be easier to do this directly to the picture.) Slide the stick under the body mass.

Add eyes. For the eyes I just pulled some of these off some left over decor.

For the beak just use a corner of a leaf cut into a beak shape. Glue into place. A turkey is not complete without its gobbler:) I cut mine out of a red leaf.

And you're done:)

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Rhonda said...

Totally love this! I love thanksgiving and can't wait to try this!:) Thanks

Kimberly said...

Way cool. You've been busy. I always look forward to seeing your mantel

Emily Anne Knight Williamson said...

oh! How cute is this? I wanta make one too! Now if only... I can find "something for the body." lol ( =

Hanna said...

Hi!! I am your newest follower from the crafty link up! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com
Take a peek at my giveaways if you come by. Everything is handmade and gorgeous!

This is absolutely adorable

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Wow! This is absolutely darling, and I wish I'd thought of it first! :) Enjoy your weekend!

LeelaBijou said...

Very cool! Great tuto!

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