I was joking about making place cards for Thanksgiving since it will only be the three of us this year, but then I noticed that the wood hearts sitting near my desk would make awesome turkeys. The next thing I knew, I had this:
The turkey is not connected to the place card; it's leaning up against it. It's actually a refrigerator magnet that my theoretical guests could take home after the meal and put on the fridge. Affiliate links below.
Heart Turkey Magnet
- wood hearts
- Nutmeg Brown paint
- orange embroidery floss
- orange pony beads
- ribbon (not the one I used, but a good set of colors)
- googly eyes
- craft glue
Paint two hearts brown and set them aside.
Cut two pieces of embroidery floss, each around 3 inches. Tie a pony bead to one end of each piece to make the turkey's legs. Cut seven pieces of ribbon, each approximately 3 inches. These will be the tail feathers.
With the heart upside down, glue the legs and the tail feathers to the turkey body. Add glue to the second heart and sandwich it against the first, trapping the ribbon pieces and embroidery floss between the two.
Cut out a beak and a waddle from cardstock. Glue them and the googly eyes to the turkey's face. Adhere a magnet to the back and the turkey is done.
Soooooooo cute! LOVING how you used that heart!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your adorable place cards/magnets for Thanksgiving! I especially like that you made them just for 3 people! I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving, even though it is very different this year. Thanks for sharing this with all of us!ReplyDelete
So cute! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete