I know it’s October and I still have costumes to make, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about Thanksgiving. I even made stuffing last night!! A few weeks ago I showed you how I repurposed posts into pumpkins. Today I’m making a turkey using the same post, along with some other repurposed materials.
Materials I used:
-A block from the post
-8 plastic knives
-orange and red homemade chalkboard paint
-a piece of unraveled yarn from an old crochet project
-a paint stir stick
The block and the stir stick got two coats of brown paint. I painted the plastic knives using homemade chalkboard paint in red and orange. The screw got a coat of orange paint.
I assembled the face portion first. The paint stir stick was so thin that I just used a pair of pliers to clip it. I then made a hole for the screw to fit through. Hot glue was used to attach the eyes and school glue was implemented to secure a small piece of yarn on the screw. I also painted the bottom of the stick where I cut it. I then hot glued the turkey’s face to the body.
Next the wings were hot glued together in a fan shape. Later, I ended up taking the plastic knives apart and painting them a deeper red and orange color so the color in this picture is different from the end project.
All that was left was to attach the wings to the turkey with a little hot glue.
Meet Mr. Turkey, he will be joining us for Thanksgiving.
I changed the wing colors to better coordinate with the pumpkins I made.
He’s a cute turkey, don’t you think?
The plastic knives were leftovers from the plastic cutlery package bought for a birthday party recently. Now I know what to do with all those unused utensils in the future… make a Mrs. Turkey. 🙂
Thanks for sharing!!