Hello, I am pleased to share that I am a guest on my friend Helen's blog today. She is participating in 31 Days Creating Joyfully that is running through the month of October. It's been a month of sharing awesome creativity! My creative contribution will take you right into next month.
Last year I made a Thanksgiving decor piece with the fun little Quirky Turkeys that Tim Holtz showed us how to make back in 2011. They were admired by my family and I decided to make two more to give to my Mom and Mother-in-law. I know they will like them!
You can find the instructions for making the turkeys here on Tim Holtz's blog. I wanted to give each turkey a "nest" to hang out in and I came up with two options. For the first turkey, I painted a leftover ribbon spool and glued a piece of ribbon around it. I also die cut a scalloped circle to fit on the top. (See, it's good to hoard leftover packaging and odds and ends - you never know when they'll come in handy.) The second base is made from the Sizzix Cupcake Stand die. For both turkeys I made their nests out of tissue paper cut with the Tapered Fringe die, scrunching the base and sticking it around the perimeter of a large Gluber. That worked really well, no burned fingers from hot glue but no messy wet glue and dry time either. I embellished them with diecuts from the Autumn Gatherings die. You could make your own to use as Thanksgiving dinner name card holders or create a whole flock to decorate your home. Be sure to visit Helen's blog and look back through her October posts for lots of inspiration for fall and Christmas project ideas. Thanks for stopping by!
I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "Anything Goes" and the Frilly and Funkie "Thanksgiving" challenge.
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