Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monogrammed Pinecone Turkeys

Long time no blog! How are all of you doing? I am looking forward to the next few days to spend with my family! We are hosting Thanksgiving at our home this year. This is the first time in all of my 8 years of marriage to be hosting. I feel a little pressure to make sure everything is awesome, you know like Clark Griswald awesome! Well, I thought it would be kind of fun to make place holders for the kids table. And you know my story about all of the pinecones I got from my pine trees this year. So, I thought I could make something fun and Thanksgivingy for the kids. This is such an easy craft and takes no time at all to make.


Faux Leaves (Dollar Tree)
Googley Eyes (Dollar Tree)
Pipe Cleaners (Red and Orange)
Scrapbook or Construction paper
Hot Glue Gun

I don't have a pattern I used for the turkey head. I kind of just started drawing and came up with something that looked like a head. I then used my first drawing as my pattern for the turkeys.

I took my pipe cleaners and started creating a circle and flattened it down. Once I had the circle flattened I then folded it in half to create the feet. The red pipe cleaner was also folded in half and then I cut off the excess.

I sat the pinecone upright and then glued two faux leaves to the back of the pinecone, added the face, googley eyes, gobbler and feet. I then used my Cricut and printed out the letters for each of the kids. 

I think these little turkeys are going to look adorable sitting at the kids table! 

I wish you all a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!