I am thankful for so much this year. I am thankful for my wonderful family, good friends, good health, our dogs and horses – more family than pets – a career I enjoy, and of course the opportunity to express myself creatively and share it with all of you!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I am thankful you are here to share the joy of crafting with us.
I revived Tom Turkey from last year’s post and gave him a new job. If you don’t remember, I had Tom holding the wine bottle last Thanksgiving. He did a great job, so he’s getting another year out of us – without becoming dinner! (Sorry, that’s not to say two of his cousins won’t be on our table with an entirely different job this Thursday!)
This Thanksgiving, we are celebrating with my family and my brother-in-law’s family. It’s going to be a huge gathering and we have so much food planned! So that no one gets a surprise, and no food goes to waste, we will be putting out some warning labels and its Tom’s job this year to hold them up for all to see.
Fall colors Card Stock – 8.5 x 11 or larger
Various adhesives of your choice
Markers or ‘googly eyes’
Step 1: Cut Tom’s pieces from your fall colored card stock and score the fold lines
Step 2: Fold Tom’s fan pieces as shown. If you want the feathers of his fan to be rounded, now is a good time to wrap the card stock around a cylinder and shape it.
Step 3: Glue Tom’s waddle to his beak
Step 4: Glue Tom’s beak to his head
Step 5: Adhere the point of the stand to the inset of Tom’s fan (inside the cone area)
Step 6: Assemble Tom’s body and fan with a strong adhesive
And here is Tom, fait accompli: