At our house, we do not skip holidays. We love each one, so each gets its time to shine. Since Halloween is over, and despite what the retail stores are trying to prove, Thanksgiving is the next holiday on our list to celebrate. Since Christmas has already taken over full force, it is kind of hard to find Thanksgiving decorations, so we make our own. New this year, I surprised the country kid by turning our front door into a turkey! And much to their delight, yes, everyone who drives by CAN easily see it!
So how did I manage this adorable feat of holiday fun? With just a couple dollars and no more then 10 minutes of my time! I started off by buying a roll of Kraft Paper by Duck at our local Dollar General. It was a couple of dollars and the perfect size to cover the front door at 2 1/2 feet by 6 feet. Another thing I love about this product is that it is made out of 100% recycled content!
I used simple scotch tape and attached my Kraft Paper to the door and then set to work on the hard part (no it was not hard at all) of making the turkey parts. With just some construction paper I had on hand and some glue, I cut out the eyes, beak and “gobbler” part as my dear hubby calls it. It is actually called a snood! I used a saucer plate and the ring from a canning jar to make my circles for the eyes, but everything else was free form. Once they were ready, I used white glue to stick them to the turkey door.
This craft cost only a couple dollars and took no time at all to put together, but let me tell you, it is one of the best Thanksgiving decorations we have had in a long time! The country kids love it, and the neighbor lady, well I knew she was at the door before she knocked because I could hear her laughing! So why not bring a little Thanksgiving fun to your neck of the woods…. trust me, your neighbors will get a kick out of it!