Nov 27, 2013

Turkey Name Holder

I do realize it's the night before Thanksgiving, and this tutorial may not actually help you until next year but I still wanted to share.   I was at Target the other day and my mind just doesn't see things as it should.  You might be standing in line and see a package of Ice Breakers on sale and think, "cool, discount.  Yummy mints!"

But I saw that same package, thought the discount was awesome and saw Turkey' place holders instead of yummy mints.  

I know.  I'm a little weird.  It's just how my brain works.

If you are looking for a last minute detail to add to your Thanksgiving table, here's how I made them.

Supplies needed:

1 - Package of Ice Breakers
2- Tan pipe cleaners
4 to 8 - cut out feathers from scrapbook paper
1- 1 large circle cut from brown paper
1- 1 head from brown paper
1- beak
2 - feet
glue dots

Step 1:  Start by turning your pipe cleaners into the design above.  Take one and fold in half, like into a "v".  Tie knots for the knees on each leg.  Then make a loop for thread the arms into.  Fold the pipe cleaner just under the loop at a 90 degree angle.

Step 2:  Using a glue dot, attach the Ice breakers to pipe cleaners

Step 3:  Add the body, head and beak.  And then draw on two little eyes.

Step 4:  Add the feathers to the back and if desired, make a little name sign.  These can be used to mark place settings or just to help add decoration to your Thanksgiving table.  You could even turn the kiddos loose and let them craft while you cook!

Enjoy and most importantly, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!