Sunday, November 9, 2014

Turn Your Front Door Into A Thanksgiving Turkey!

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!

44 comments:

  1. Very cute! Please come join the link up party at somuchathome.blogspot.com. I would love for you to share as many of your great posts as you'd like. I host a new link up party each Wednesday, but he link ups last a whole week, so you can link up at any time. God bless.

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I'll pop by on Wed!

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  2. this is neat .. very fun project to do with the kids

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    1. And best of all, you don't have to feed it! LOL

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  3. I think Thanksgiving should be celebrated - in our family it is the calm before the storm. We enjoy quiet fellowship with each other. Tom Turkey is a delightful way to proclaim to all who pass that your family gives thanks. Plus he is super-cute! Thank you for sharing him at Make It Monday.

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    1. I agree Donna, Thanksgiving is a great time to slow down and just enjoy all the things, like our families, that we are thankful for.

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  4. What a cute idea! You're so right about Christmas pushing Thanksgiving out of the way in the stores. Good job innovating.

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  5. Super cute idea! Always looking for more ways to celebrate Thanksgiving around our house - this is definitely going on the list!

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    1. Thanks, I hope your door makes you giggle the way ours seems to make everyone giggle around here.

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  6. Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

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  7. This is so cute! I am featuring it tomorrow on the Bewitchin' Projects linky on Artsy Momma tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you link up next week!

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  8. This is so cute! My 5 year old would love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week.

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  9. This is so cute I had to share it! Thanks for sharing this on Good Morning Mondays. :)

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  10. I LOVE this! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We'll be making this today! Visiting from the Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. I am so excited our turkey door will have a friend somewhere LOL

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    2. Mindie, we made this over the weekend and adore it! Now we're thinking about what to put up for Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc... ;0D
      I'd love for you to share this great outdoor post on Tuesday's Maple Hill Hop!

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    3. I am so glad you love it! It is such an easy project and I know my kids really get a kick out of seeing our turkey every time the door opens.

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  11. What a cute idea! Going to surprise my daughter with this one after school!

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    1. She'll love it. My littlest gets so excited ever time the door opens and he can see Mr. Turkey LOL

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  12. It's a little too close to Thanksgiving for me to put this together for this year, but totally pinning this for next year. Thanks :)

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    1. It honestly takes all of like 10-15 minutes to do, max. It is so super easy.

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  13. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  14. Yes I agree this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

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  15. This is so cute! I love crafts that I can actually do. thanks for visiting Wonderful Wednesday hop. :)

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    1. LOL Yeah, me too! Nothing worse then seeing something online and not being able to replicate it successfully. This is easy peasy, promise!

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    1. We roll ours up and use him year after year :)

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  17. Haha...I LOVE this!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. I love it! A turkey door! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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    1. Glad you like! It is fun to put up every year :)

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