Saturday, November 15, 2008

More Thanksgiving Decor...

On a Budget!!! Inspired by my big sis and by yet another wonderful Thanksgiving song over at the Graphics Fairy,...I came up with this. The other day Wendy posted some really cute Autumn decor blocks decoupaged by a friend and given to her as a gift. When I happened upon another sheet of Thanksgiving music, I thought I would try to do something similar to her blocks.

I found an old piece of wood in our scrap, and sanded it a bit. Printed the image from the Graphics Fairy. Painted the wood black and roughed it up a bit with sand paper. Then I decoupaged the image onto the wood, and when it dried I applied a coat of clear satin finish polyurethane. Last off I glued the ribbon around it and finished it off with a bow. I am sure that the whole project cost me less then $2-,and I really like the outcome.
My youngest son brought this turkey home from school last year and I set it aside in my projects box knowing that I would want to frame it and display it for the next holiday season. I bought a frame at the dollar store and painted it white. I used scrap-book paper that I already had, and...Voila!! Cute Thanksgiving decoration for $1-. Many of the crafts that children bring home from school can serve as really cute decor if framed or displayed just right. Then they have that extra sentimental bonus to boot! :)


Julie said...

what cute thanksgiving decorations I love the music and the turkey is so cute!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Great ideas and I think that is the sweetest little turkey I have ever seen~

Wendy said...

I love the turkey. Your kids are just as creative as their mama! I like the way the block turned out also!

Zuzana said...

Holly, I notice this time you used a dark frame.:)) It all looks so lovely.
Your kids are just as talented as you; the decorations they make you simply couldn’t buy anywhere.
I can see I wrote the same a Wendy, but I promise I did not look.;))

Darlene said...

What cute decorations....they look great!

Ms. Tee said...

What a sweet turkey! And I love the thanksgiving hymn (and the ribbon!) :)

Valarie Lea said...

Oh my gosh, very very cute! I love the turkey your son made! I think I will get mine to do one of those. :)

Shell in your Pocket said...

That is so very cute!!! I love it!
-sandy toes

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Been out of town, but I wanted to tell you how cute this last piece of Thanksgiving art is. I LOVE that bow on it!!! And your son's turkey from last year is so precious. I couldn't help but notice the (to die for) secretary desk it is displayed on. WOW!
Also loved the 11 p.m. story with your little miss. So something I would do. And the results...Darling!! I've been really taken with felt lately too.

Unknown said...

Ok Holly once again you find yet another way to inspire me! They look great. I love the turket. You have more talented and creative people in your family I see.

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