Young and Crafty Sisters: Gobble Gobble

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gobble Gobble

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Today I bring you a turkey.  He's a rather cute turkey I must say but he's a stolen turkey. I completely stole this idea from Makia Creations. I loved their turkey and knew I could make my own version.

Isn't he cute?!

Here's how I made mine:

I used some leftover MDF that I had and cut out my shapes with the jigsaw. Make sure to drill holes in the sides for the "feathers".

Then paint all of the sides brown. For the beak I did an orange/yellow/brown mix.

Take your decorative scrapbook paper and trace the shape.

Cut the shape out. It's ok if it's to big for the wood.  We'll take care of that later.

Now apply mod podge to the front of your wood and place the scrapbook paper on top.

I always use a CD case to smooth the wrinkles. Just grab any old straight edge! Do NOT skip this step or your scrapbook paper will wrinkle up!

Now we will take care of the overhang (is that even a word?). Take your scissors and cut as close to you can to the board. It will probably be all jagged but that's ok because we'll take care of that in the next step.

Take your block sander or sandpaper and sand all of the edges.  I sanded lightly to smooth all of the edges because I wasn't going for a worn look. If you want worn then sand more.

This is what I used to make the "feathers". I don't remember how much it was, maybe $3.99? It wasn't that much and you'll have leftovers.

Take the wire and wrap it around your needle nose pliers. This wire is VERY bendable and you really don't even have to have needle nose pliers to bend them around. After I wrapped the wire around the pliers, I just shaped it with my hands till I got what I wanted.

I don't have pictures of the rest but it's really super easy.  I just hot glued all of my pieces together as well as hot glued the wire into the drilled holes. EASY!

I grabbed two buttons for the eyes and hot glued them on too.

You can put pictures or anything in the "feathers". I cut out the word Thankful on my Cricut.

This took about an hour max, even with cutting the wood out!

Such a cute addition to my Thanksgiving decor... oh wait, the FIRST addition to my Thanksgiving decor!
I don't have ONE single thing of Thanksgiving decor! I think I'll have to fix this situation :)

Have you made anything for Thanksgiving? I would love to see your ideas to steal borrow!