Thursday, November 11, 2010

Turkey Thursday

*totally by accident, I'm having another 'turkey Thursday'
(maybe I'll make it a theme for November)*

This is a super inexpensive, very versatile & too cute idea
(if I do say so myself)

I've wanted to try a 'project' using paint chips for quite a while.  
I make shopping lists - since paint chips are free..they never make it on the list.  
So I forget to get them.  
Luckily, this past weekend the husband and I were kid-less 
(thanks to my mom) and we hit up Lowes.  
Exciting, I know.  
Anyhoo, I remembered to grab up a few different colors and got to work.

My supplies...these paint chips, clothespins and glue dots. 
(optional : paper cutter, corner punch, magnetic tape, googly eyes, color paper)



I used a paper cutter (but you could just use scissors) to cut each chip into their individual colors.  I also used a corner punch to 'round' the edges.  I arranged them to my liking.
Glued them together and then to the clothespin.


Flip 'er over & you've got a turkey (although, the ladybug called it a 'rooster')


 I know a turkey should have eyes and a 'gobbler' (whatever that thing is called) 
but I plan on using it as a place card.  I needed the space to write a name :) 


Here's where the versatility comes in:

since it's on a clothespin..you can clip it to anything.  
{You need to glue the clothespin the right direction, depending on where you want to clip it.  Unless you want an upside down turkey}!

Add magnetic tape to the clothespin and use it as a memo holder on the fridge.

Use it to hold up a Thanksgiving banner.

Use them to close small brown bags filled with goodies for a classroom treat.

Gather all of the supplies (& turkey facial features) for a fun project for the kids.

Use it as a place card (like me) and clip it onto your napkins/glasses/plate.
this is a horrible picture but I hope you get the idea :)

Get to the paint section and pick out your favorite turkey feather colors...
{if your favorite football team plays on Thanksgiving, 
why not grab some team colors for a 'spirit' turkey}

It's basically a free craft that is sooooo simple!
You really have no excuses :)


btw, I'm SO doing a football themed turkey!


*Happy Veteran's Day*
"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."
Cynthia Ozick

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10 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out soooo cute! I could probably even handle this one without a creative bone!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Cuutte! This is a great idea for the kids to keep occupied with while we put thanksgiving food on the table!

JC's Loft said...

STOP IT that is too cute and creative! I just found your blog and I love it : ) I'm your newest follower...can't wait to go look around a bit at all your creative stuff, yay!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Your imagination amazes me!!! You're too smart and that's too cute!

Brandy said...

I LOVE those!! What a fun and creative idea!

In response to your question on my little sugar scrub jars, the jars are from Walmart. They are actually canning jars and come in a pack of 4 for a little less than $4! Gotta love that!

Take care!

Brittany said...

You're brilliant! But you already know that :)

Lorie said...

Okay, that is SO CLEVER!!! and cute too!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

simple, cute, and FREE! thank you for sharing...come on over and link up to MMM :)

Tim said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

http://ladeladeda.blogspot.com/2010/11/paint-chip-turkeys.html

Nicole said...

I love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Nicole
My Mad World

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