Monday, November 4, 2013

Thankful Turkey Mason Jar Craft

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection first Monday in November blog hop!

This month's theme is thank you gifts. 

My Mom loves Thanksgiving and gathers all of the family and friends around.  Our tradition is that right before dinner everyone shares what he or she is most thankful for, so I have created a Thankful Turkey Mason Jar Craft.  Now everyone can also write down their thankful memories and Mom can keep them from year to year.

Mason Jar
3" Smoothfoam Ball
Echo Park collection kit & decorative brads - Fall Reflections by Lori Whitlock
Americana paint by DecoArt - Dark Chocolate
Xyron Mega Runner - 1/2" by 100'
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue from I Love to Create
Scissors, pencil, serrated knife, paint brush, plain paper, black self adhesive half pearls, metallic pens and Ribbon - 1" wide gold organza 20" long.

Here's how I made it:

1.  Insert pencil in the Smoothfoam ball and paint with dark chocolate, then set aside to dry.  Draw a feather shape on plain paper, cut out and trace on each paper in collection pack.  Cut out, fold in half and cut slits down the outside edge.  Trace and cut out a 6" circle from brown decorative paper.

2.  Cut 1/2" from Smoothfoam ball and glue flat surface to lid of mason jar, set aside to dry.  Attach feathers to circle in a fan pattern with Xyron Mega Runner.  Cut triangle for beak from mustard decorative paper and waddle from burgundy decorative paper, then attach with Xyron Mega Runner. Attach black pearls as eyes.

3.  Decorate jar, back and front of feathers with stickers from the Echo Park collection kit.  Tie ribbon around lid of mason jar and attach decorative brad with Aleene's Tacky Glue.  attach feathers to back of mason jar with Aleene's Tacky Glue, lay down on flat surface and allow to dry overnight.

4.  Cut 1" wide strips of paper from the ivory decorative papers.  Write thankful thoughts on papers with names and dates, then place in mason jar.

This is a quick and easy craft that you can make with your children to start a Thanksgiving tradition of thankfulness that will become keepsake for years to come!

Now you can HOP around to see what the other Designers have created with a THANKFUL theme in mind - I can't wait to see the creativity!  Just click the HOP BACK and HOP FORWARD buttons in the DCC icon on the right hand side of my toolbar!

You can also check out the HANDMADE HOLIDAYS BLOG HOP hosted by Jennifer Priest of Hydrangea Hippo that happened this past weekend!  Great Holiday crafting inspiration and ideas from a few of my crafty Friends as well as some great crafty Businesses - like SMOOTHFOAM!

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth


Terry Ricioli Designs said...

This is such a great idea! I think I'll use it for my kids group this month.

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

what a fun project! thanks for sharing!

PriMarilynLy Paper said...

This is such a cute project, Beth! I love mason jars and this is a great way to decorate one for November! :-)