Get the whole family involved in your Thanksgiving craft decorations with these festive pear turkeys. Display them in a row on a mantel or use them as place card holders for your family's feast.
You will need:
- Fake pears
- Fake leaves
- Glue gun
- Glue stick
- Black permanent marker
- Orange and red scrapbook paper
1. Apply glue from the glue gun to the lower front section of one leaf. Hold it in place on the back of the pear.
2. Use a black permanent marker to draw two eyes.
3. Cut a small triangle out of orange scrapbook paper for a beak and a piece of red for the wattle. Glue both in place using the glue stick.
For more smart Thanksgiving crafts and decor, check out how to make this personalized photo table runner.
Photography by Sarah Gunn
Personalize your party by using photos to create this table runner.
Summers are meant for making memories with family and friends. Share past family snapshots by creating a photo table runner for your next family gathering. This simple project will be the talk of the table.
You will need:
- A roll of craft paper
- An assortment of family photos printed on heavyweight gloss paper
- Glue stick
- Paper cutter or scissors
1. Cut the paper roll 2 feet longer than the table.
2. Upload several family photos onto a Word (or other word processing) document. Size them to fit 2 per page. Then print the photos on high gloss paper.
Tip: Send as a PDF-format file to Staples or another print-on-demand service. Printing them this way will cost much less than the price of developing them as photos.
3. Cut photos using a paper cutter (or scissors), leaving a narrow white strip around the edge of each photo.
4. Place the paper on the floor and arrange photos over it. Overlap the photos starting in the centre and working your way out in either direction.
5. Once all photos are in place, glue them onto the craft paper.
Tip: You will need approximately 60 photos for this project. We suggest printing 20 photos three times. Disperse them throughout the runner, so no matter where your guests sit, they can see each memory.
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Photography by Jeff Coulson Credits: Photography by Jeff Coulson
|This story was originally part of "Raising The Steaks" in the June 2015 issue.
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