Monday, November 10, 2008

Just a little sumthin sumthin :)

 

I needed a turkey, and not the kind you eat either.  I don't really have any other decorations to transition between Halloween and Christmas with  besides all my pumpkins.  I need some turkeys.  Problem is I don't have any turkeys. 

Should I run out and buy some turkeys? 

Naaahhhhh

Lets make a turkey!

I have seen some really cute Thanksgiving type turkey decor around blogland.  I have also seen some super cute silhouettes of kiddos out there.  This got me thinking.  Turkeys, kiddos, turkeys, kiddos..... Aha!!!! Since kiddos can be turkeys sometimes, I will make a silhouette of a turkey!!!

Ok, I know I have completely lost my mind, but stay with me here.

First find a super simple looking clipart of a turkey and print him out.  Then glue that to some black scrapbook paper and cut him out.

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Flip him over....

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Then gather up some other random fall looking items.  Like scrapbook paper, ribbons, leaves (that you have a bazillion left of, that you bought at the Dollar Tree), oh and a frame.  Maybe  you have one laying around the house like I did, that you broke the glass out of on accident.  :)

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Then I cut the scrapbook paper out to fit the frame, 5 x 7.

Next cut the ribbon to fit the paper.

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I actually cut it a little longer than the paper and wrapped it to the other side and glued it to the back, like this.....

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Now you can take some leaves, I only did three and glue them to the ribbon and paper.

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Next glue the turkey down and put in the frame....

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And Voila!!! Instant turkey art!!!!!

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So what cha think??????? 

If you don't like it, lie to me.  This is the first REAL crafty idea, I can remember having were I sorta thought of it myself.  So don't rain on my parade.  :)

ValSig1

39 comments:

Carrie said...

very cute!

Joy said...

Soooooo cute!

Tammy said...

WAY too cute. And I think you've got craftiness all over you!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

a very classy effect a bird that I love eating..only once a year.

Sure it's very chic..does that work?!

Hey whatever happened to something you where painting???

Rambling Girl said...

Love it Valarie! I just might have to try and make one of those for me also. I simply don't have anything but pumpkins too.

Southerner said...

Cute! I saw silhouettes done of different dogs and hung together in a grouping. I have seen silhouettes of kids and people done. Never a turkey. Look what that craft room does to you. Start smellin all that glue and you come up with all kind of ideas!

Tonya said...

Love it! It was just the sumthin you needed, turned out perfect!

Love your blog!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

you are my favorite craft pirate EVER! Even when its your own ideas.

marky said...

CLEVER!!! and CUTE!!!

We are THAT Family said...

I want one.

Sandy Toes said...

Okay...as I was looking at each picture..I was getting more and more excited..that is just too cute!
-sandy toes

Woman said...

Love the turkey! Wish I had a craft room. Can I share yours?

Leigh said...

So crafty and cute! I am most impressed!

Debbie said...

I'm in need of a craft room also- you know how people buy memberships to a gym - maybe you could sell them for your craft room! Your turkey picture really is cute!

ValleyGirl said...

I don't know who you're trying to fool ~ you so ARE crafty!! What a brilliant and simple idea!

Debbie said...

I do like it. Simple and fun. I never got around to decorating for Halloween so I think I'll skip Thanksgiving and just try to get going for Christmas.

Louise said...

Wow look at you, you crafty chick you!!
Looks great!
Hugs

Lisa said...

Very nice! I thought we were supposed to be cleaning our houses today? There you are crafting and blogging. Here I am sitting and reading. Oh well. Dirty today. Dirty tomorrow.

Lisa

Christian said...

This is very cute! And in response to your comment about the ornaments...I had the worst time trying to find diamond glaze around here too. So I ordered it from Joann.com.

littletoesandcheerios said...

You are So turning into Martha! Another great job and idea...love it.

Misty said...

I heart silhouettes, fall, and turkey! This one's a keeper!

Life on the farm... said...

gobble gobble.... I think I like it!

Mc Allen said...

OHH he's cute!!1 Your a talented crafter, yes you are!! I just love the plaid too!! Great job! LA

Jules from "The Roost" said...

It's great! I have that same ribbon on hand...Hummm

Drama Mama said...

you are smart!

D... said...

My word, aren't you the clever thing? And that's no lie. I am very impressed!

MedStudentWife said...

I LOVE IT !!!

I was looking for something transitional for the dining table (which is a bugger this time of year here, cause Christmas decorations start 1 day after Halloween is over.. aka no "fallish" stuff anywhere).

It took me forever to find something and I'm not very crafty these days...

Found some fab & different dried "flowers". I'm really happy with the way my flower arranging turned out.

However.. I may just steal your idea for other seasonal requirements :D

AndreaLeigh said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your idea. It turned out lovely, and no cost! Can't beat that!

jennifer said...

I LOVE your instatn turkey art!

You know, Martha Stewart is starting to feel pretty threatened by you. Keep it up Chick!

Tamara Jansen said...

Very nicely done.....we've allready had turkey day up here in Canada but I could try that out for Santa :)

The Graves' House said...

too cute! love the idea...
~nicole

Muthering Heights said...

Very cute!

Jennspiration said...

Fabulous Idea! Very original!

Dawn said...

That is one fabulous idea!!! And, it could be adapted to ANY holiday: santa or an elf at Christmas, cupid at Valentines day, leprechaun for St. Pat's day, bunny for easter, Uncle Sam for patriotic holidays, etc.

I'm thinking I'll be stealing your idea...

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

I think it's really fun and it goes with your furnishings and decorations very nicely.

You are too cool!

Blessings!
Lacy

Rhea said...

I think it looks really great!! You're awesome! I love the colors, the silhouette and the plaid. NICE!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

I think it's stinkin' cute!!

Polly & Steve said...

I love your turkey....very crafty. I wish I had a little of your talent! I am new to your blog and I love it! What part of Tenn are you from. We lived in Chattanooga for several years and Nashville a short time. Hope you love Alabama
Hugs,
Polly

Neisey said...

I love it. Good thinkin'!