Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Yarn Turkey Craft {as promised}

So, last week I stumbled upon the cutest craft on Pinterest and decided that was going to be the next project, in addition to the no-sew ruffled tablecloth which is next on the list.
Anyway, off to Hobby Lobby we went and after a few tantrums and bathroom trips we made it home safely with a styrofoam ball, yarn, craft sticks, and felt in tow. So, if you feel inspired on this rainy day {or atleast it is here in the DC suburbs} try this little craft, you can find the instructions here.   My assistant was extra helpful and cannot wait to see the feathers added to this little guy on Thursday.  We wrote the sentence starter: 'I am thankful for'  to make it as easy as possible for guests to grab a feather, feel thankful and decorate our turkey. We even added coordinating fall themed scrapbook paper to really dress him up for the holiday.
So, as you decorate your own turkey in preparation for Thanksgiving keep in mind that no matter what,  there is always something to be thankful for.

Disclaimer: Please excuse my photography- it has been raining for days so I am not the best 'fauxtographer' without natural light. 
Head and Body 

Hint: my turkey's head was a little heavy so he has feet to keep him from wobbling. Easy fix- just added 2 extra craft sticks and covered with remaining felt from the beak