I am sure by now you have seen your first Christmas commercial or been to a store that is already fully stocked with holiday spirit….. BUT I REFUSE TO SKIP THANKSGIVING!!! I am sorry, it is as if Thanksgiving has become the neglected step child of the holidays. Forgive me for not rushing to deck the halls, but I like Thanksgiving…. the whole being grateful for the things you have idea… the turkey, mashed tators, homemade bread. Let us not in our haste to Christmas, miss out on a truly wonderful holiday!
So to get everyone in the mood and to start thinking Thanksgiving I have come up with a little craft…. A paint chip toilet paper tube turkey. That’s right, we raided the paint department at a local home improvement store (hey those things are free man!!!) and we made a cute little guy to decorate our home.
We cut the multi colored paint chips to remove the names of the colors. Then we simply glued them to a toilet paper tube (you know you probably have one right now in your bathroom trash.) Next we added wiggle eyes, a paper beak and as the oldest country kid calls it, a gobbler, made from a piece of red pipe cleaner. I think Mr. Turkey is looking very colorful this year and adds such a great touch of whimsy to our decorations.
Total cost of this cute little guy was zip, zero, zilch, as we had all the things already on hand! Yes, I pick up stacks of paint chips from time to time! Hey, you never know what you can use those things for! Just saying…..