Okay, so Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and I finally finally made a very simple wreath for my door. I wanted a wreath using the hand traced cut outs of my kids' hands. After some world wide web searching for ideas I decided to use my kids hands as the feathers of a turkey. So this is what I created:
As you can imagine, it was very simple to do except it took a little bit of time making the turkeys. Other than that it was easy to put together.
I made the turkeys using:
- soft foam sheets: red, orange, brown, beige
- yellow, white and black card stock
- adhesive pop-ups
- glue and hot glue gun
I traced the hands of my boy and girl on each sheet.
Oh yes that is a Dallas Cowboys pencil I am using. Loyal fan for-eva!
After tracing their hands, I cut them each out and used one set for each turkey (a totoal of four hands for each turkey).
I placed each hand cut out on top of one another until it formed the feather formation I liked. I glued each one together with my hot glue gun. For the bodies of the turkeys, I used a small bowl and a cup to trace and cut out from the brown foam sheet. Again, I glued the bodies to the feathers with my hot glue gun.
I made the eyes the same way I did my halloween treat bags. I used the the white card stock and black pop-ups on the bigger turkey; and the black card stock and white pop-ups on the smaller one.
As for the nose, I just snipped a corner off of some yellow card stock and voila I had me some noses.
After my turkey assembly, I grabbed my wreath and glued on some dried natural grass to create a nest. Glued my birds on top of that and then decorated it with fall floral picks. I added some ribbon to hang it up and I was done. Although I need to learn how to properly make a bow. No, I don't know how to make one. Gasp!
My first Thanksgiving wreath and it has a special 'hand' made touch. I love it. Next year I'll add a couple of improvements but for now I am content and so happy that I was able to incorporate my babies hands. Happy Mama. :)