Wednesday, November 7, 2012

thanksgiving turkey washi tape forks

i am still playing with the turkeys.
i wanted to make some kinda centerpiece for the dessert table we have every turkey day.

so i made this:
wanna make this silly guy?

you will need:

6 inch terra cotta pot
black acrylic paint or spray paint
yellow or gold ribbon
belt buckle
6 inch styrofoam ball
2 13/16th inch styrofoam egg
2 skewers
2 tall glasses
brown acrylic paint
foam brush to paint
2 google eyes
small square of orange cardstock
1 small red balloon
E-6000 glue
wooden forks (i got mine from party city)
various washi tape
jello pudding cup 
thanksgiving sticker
large glass slightly bigger than your pudding cup
black cardstock

small chipboard (optional)
thanksgiving rub-on saying (optional)
ball tip wooden dowel (optional)

whew! that's a lotta stuff!
let's start with the terra cotta pot.
put that aside and allow to dry.

then grab an old belt.
cut the belt buckle out and glue to a piece of gold ribbon that fits around the bottom of the terra cotta pot you just painted after it is completely dry.
set the hat pot aside.
now let's make the turkey's body.
paint them with the brown acrylic paint.
while the turkey body is drying (I waited overnight), you can work on the forks.
place your forks aside for now.

so once the turkey body and head are dry, break off a part of the turkey head skewer and stick it in the body. remove and discard the body skewer you used for painting and drying.
but the turkey's head looks so plain!

i wasn't sure what to do until i was packing my son's lunchable pudding and he said it looked like a hat. hey! that's my boy!

let's do this:

now try it on his head.
oh! he's so handsome!

this part is optional-the turkey's sign.

i found these rub-on transfers in the modge-podge section of michael's. the thanksgiving phrases were on the back.
and i used a piece of chipboard also from michael's that i had awhile back.

he's finally all done. 
better watch him so he doesn't escape.
you know those turkeys are always trying to run away this time of year...

he's out in the backyard!
no worries, i got this!
so now i'll stick him on my thanksgiving pie table.
right next to my fancy candle.

then i'll tell everybody to
and then everyone will have their very own thanksgiving turkey feather fork
 to enjoy that favorite slice (or sliceS) of pie!

hope you make this-it can be used over and over again for every thanksgiving. 
but uh, just change the forks.

ok so now you can stick a fork in me cuz i'm done now. 


  1. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, but if we did, I would totally make this! Your blog posts never fail to make me smile!

    Please do come share this at my link party at The Purple Pumpkin Blog - hope to see you there!

    1. awwww, thank you Michelle! you just made me smile :)

  2. What a great idea for a Thanksgiving centerpiece. I want to grab one of those gorgeous forks and dig right into that pie!

    1. maybe johnboy or mary ellen will give you their fork. LOL thanks Michelle for your sweetness :)

  3. This is a HOOT! I'd love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday at 8am CST. I'm going to pin it now! I'm a new follower!

    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network
    Link Rink

    1. hey hey Diana! THANK YOU for becoming my GFC! yippee! AND pinning! yippee! am now on my way to your blog :)

    2. Thanks for visiting & linking up. Hope to see you next week too!

  4. How hilarious! forks for feathers! You have an awesome sense of humor... :)

    hugs x

    1. oh Crystelle, thank you so much for "getting" my nutty sense-HAHAHOHOHEEHEE :>D

  5. What a super fun and original idea! Thank you for sharing it on our blog at the Wednesday linky party!

    1. glad you like it Rose :) thank YOU for your party :)

  6. This is seriously way too cute!!! Love it!

    1. oh thank you Jocelyn! you seriously made me SMILE! :>D

  7. This is such a cute decoration! I love how you transformed the wooden forks into its feathers. So creative! Thanks for sharing on my blog's link party this week.

    1. thank you Natalie! another thing you can do is write the names on the forks so mary ellen won't confuse hers with john boy's! heehee thank YOU for your party! xo

  8. What a cute idea! And perfect for a table decoration! Thanks so much for sharing on the We Made That Linky!

    1. i'm just hoping everyone will actually take a fork and not put it back when they are done-haha just kidding! thanks so much for your comment We- Made-That! :)

  9. These are SO cute! You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! We love having you join us and can't wait to see you this weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

    1. WHOOT WHOOT! THANK YOU Mackenzie!!! that is wonder full news!!! :)


yay your comment has made my thanksgiving plate full! :)