Thursday, November 10, 2011

Turkey Thursday (FLASHBACK)

Before we start talking turkey (get it..hahaha), 
don't forget about the adorable rolling luggage giveaway.  
Click here to enter! 

Here's another Turkey project.  
This one involves paint chips. 
It's so simple, it seems a little silly that I did a whole post on it -
but I did, last here it is!

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)

Depending on your paint chips, cut out the colors you want.
I 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 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 :)


Jodee said...

So cute!

Kelli W said...

Really cute Staci!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Great idea! I'm going to have my daughter make one!

Tiffany said...

Genius! LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!!! I am pinning it right now! : )

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