17 November 2009

Don't forget about Thanksgiving

We all know how it goes, Halloween segues into Christmas with hardly a nod for Thanksgiving. That's the inspiration behind this project. And I love how it turned out!

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Does it make me a bad mom that I swiped the burlap from a stack of make-up work I received for Sasha (who yes, is in preschool). Lol! She was supposed to decorate it with fall leaves and twigs and stuff. Fun, but obviously my idea was better. ;)

The burlap is just wrapped around a dowel over the top. I hot glued the ribbon on - a know is tied on each end to help it look for finished since the ends are showing.

As for the turkey, I used a Martha Stewart cookie cutter as my template. I traced it with a brown sharpie right onto the material. That is why my frayed edges have a burnt look to them. Love that. And I used a snippet of ribbon for the label, which says "Remember".

My scanner is having issues, but I will add the template for the turkey later, should any of you lovely ladies like to make this super easy project for yourself!

3 comments:

Terresa said...

Love the use of burlap in this. It gives it a texture and look that is lovely and Thanksgivingy. The perfect nod to Turkey Day.

Amber said...

Get Your Craft on, indeed. I seriously LOVE it! You should go into business.

shabbyscraps said...

reading through your post I noticed you have a child named sasha as well! Love the burlap, no need to justify swiping it!
xoxo, Tiffany