Monday, November 18, 2013

Fun and Cute Thanksgiving Crafts

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Looking for some fun Thanksgiving craft ideas?

Well, I ran across a couple that I thought were really cute and simple to do.

Check it out!


This comes from www.allfreekidscrafts.com
They have lots of ideas, but I really like this one for the non sewer in me and it is absolutely darling!

Here's what you need to make it:
8" embroidery hoop
4" embroidery hoop
a set of wiggle eyes (you choose the size because the bigger they are, the cuter your turkey will look)
stiffened felt in yellow, orange, grey, red and brown
1 6" square piece of burlap
1 10" square piece of polka dot fabric
scissors
hot glue
black paint

Paint each embroidery hoop black and let dry.  Insert the polka dot fabric into the 8" embroidery hoop.  Insert the burlap fabric into the 4" embroidery hoop.  Hot glue the ends of each separate embroidery hoop to prevent the fabric from slipping.
Cut the stiffened felt to make feathers, a beak, a wattle, and the feet.
Hot glue the small hoop onto the larger hoop.  Note, use the smaller hoop to cover the hardware of the larger hoop and turn the smaller hoop to the side so that it's hardware can be covered by the wattle.
Hot glue all the rest of the pieces into place.  Adorable!

How about an edible craft.  Always a good idea and it can sit on your table for decoration too.


Look at the fat turkey from www.cleanandscentsible.com!

Wouldn't he look cute on your table and be a fun item for your guests to take home?

Here's a list of what you need:  
tulle circles (can be found at an arts and crafts store usually in the wedding area)
Reese’s Pieces or M&Ms in fall colors
pipe cleaners {yellow, orange, brown, and red}
google eyes
glue
small clear hair elastics

Place your candies in the middle of the tulle circles and secure closed with the elastic bands.  Leave enough excess tulle to form the “feathers” in the back.  
To form the head, cut the brown pipe cleaner to approximately 6 inches.  Roll up the pipe cleaner leaving about 2 inches at the end.  
Cut a piece of the orange pipe cleaner to form the beak {just over 1 inch}and wrap it around the outer coil of the brown pipe cleaner.  
Cut a red piece of pipe cleaner for the wattle and glue google eyes on either side of the beak.  
For the feet, cut a yellow pipe cleaner to approximately 8 inches and fold the end into three toes.
Now you just have to stick the body parts into your tulle.

Two very easy crafts!

I think you should make both, don't you?

Hope you are continuing to gobble, gobble your way to Thanksgiving!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!

Christine
  • Apple Barrel-20504 Black
  • Plaid Stencils-30502 7×10 Blanks
  • 8” embroider y hoop
  • 4” embroidery hoop
  • White burlap
  • 15mm wiggle eyes
  • Cocoa stiffened felt
  • Orange stiffened felt
  • Silver grey stiffened felt
  • Gold felt
  • Red felt
  • Hole punch
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
Instructions:
  1. Using the stencil blank and hole punch, create a polka dot pattern. Stencil the polka dots in Black onto the burlap.
     
  2. Paint the 8” and 4” embroidery hoops with Black.
     
  3. Insert the polka dot burlap into the 8” embroidery hoop. Hot glue the ends around the back of the hoop. Insert unpainted burlap into the 4” embroidery hoop.
     
  4. Cut the feathers from the felt using the pattern. Cut notches into the feathers. Cut the beak, snood, and feet from the felt.
     
  5. Hot glue the small hoop onto the larger one covering the hardware of the large one and turning the small hoop to the side to where the snood will cover the hardware.
     
  6. Hot glue the feathers to the back. Glue the eyes, beak, feet, and snood as shown.

Read more at http://www.allfreekidscrafts.com/Thanksgiving-Crafts-for-Kids/Embroidery-Hoop-Turkey-from-Plaid/ct/1#4cRtiBhyAIiMhwdA.99

  • Apple Barrel-20504 Black
  • Plaid Stencils-30502 7×10 Blanks
  • 8” embroider y hoop
  • 4” embroidery hoop
  • White burlap
  • 15mm wiggle eyes
  • Cocoa stiffened felt
  • Orange stiffened felt
  • Silver grey stiffened felt
  • Gold felt
  • Red felt
  • Hole punch
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
Instructions:
  1. Using the stencil blank and hole punch, create a polka dot pattern. Stencil the polka dots in Black onto the burlap.
     
  2. Paint the 8” and 4” embroidery hoops with Black.
     
  3. Insert the polka dot burlap into the 8” embroidery hoop. Hot glue the ends around the back of the hoop. Insert unpainted burlap into the 4” embroidery hoop.
     
  4. Cut the feathers from the felt using the pattern. Cut notches into the feathers. Cut the beak, snood, and feet from the felt.
     
  5. Hot glue the small hoop onto the larger one covering the hardware of the large one and turning the small hoop to the side to where the snood will cover the hardware.
     
  6. Hot glue the feathers to the back. Glue the eyes, beak, feet, and snood as shown.

Read more at http://www.allfreekidscrafts.com/Thanksgiving-Crafts-for-Kids/Embroidery-Hoop-Turkey-from-Plaid/ct/1#4cRtiBhyAIiMhwdA.99

  • Apple Barrel-20504 Black
  • Plaid Stencils-30502 7×10 Blanks
  • 8” embroider y hoop
  • 4” embroidery hoop
  • White burlap
  • 15mm wiggle eyes
  • Cocoa stiffened felt
  • Orange stiffened felt
  • Silver grey stiffened felt
  • Gold felt
  • Red felt
  • Hole punch
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
Instructions:
  1. Using the stencil blank and hole punch, create a polka dot pattern. Stencil the polka dots in Black onto the burlap.
     
  2. Paint the 8” and 4” embroidery hoops with Black.
     
  3. Insert the polka dot burlap into the 8” embroidery hoop. Hot glue the ends around the back of the hoop. Insert unpainted burlap into the 4” embroidery hoop.
     
  4. Cut the feathers from the felt using the pattern. Cut notches into the feathers. Cut the beak, snood, and feet from the felt.
     
  5. Hot glue the small hoop onto the larger one covering the hardware of the large one and turning the small hoop to the side to where the snood will cover the hardware.
     
  6. Hot glue the feathers to the back. Glue the eyes, beak, feet, and snood as shown.

Read more at http://www.allfreekidscrafts.com/Thanksgiving-Crafts-for-Kids/Embroidery-Hoop-Turkey-from-Plaid/ct/1#4cRtiBhyAIiMhwdA.99