Sunday, 29 October 2017

Thanksgiving Turkey Table Favour

My American husband and his family like to celebrate Thanksgiving although it's Spring rather than Autumn here - so we celebrate on a convenient Sunday in November and call it a Gratitude Lunch.
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A gang of turkey table favours ready for Thanksgiving

A little while ago I shared details of the table favours I've prepared that include a part to keep for recording reminders of things for which we're grateful.  So I had to come up with something for our little guests who have not yet learned to write!
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Turkey Thanksgiving table favour

These turkeys are harbouring little chocolate treats in the boxes attached to their tails!
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The back of the Thanksgiving turkey table favour


I neatened up the back of the turkey by adding a semi-circle of cardstock to the back of the tail before I adhered the little box.
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Opening the box reveals the treat inside the Thanksgiving turkey table favour

Thank you for visiting today.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who will be celebrating.  Keep scrolling down to find the tutorial for the turkey and box.


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THANKSGIVING TURKEY TUTORIAL:

1.  Cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock to 1.75" x 7" and score every 1/2"

2.  Fan fold on the score lines.

3.  Cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock to 1/2" x 4"
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The fan folded cardstock and half glued base strip
4.  Add glue to half of the small strip of cardstock and glue one end of the fanned strip to it.
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Ready to attach the other half of the fan
5.  Add glue to the other half of the small strip of cardstock and stick the other end of the fanned strip to it.   (I find the easiest way to do this is to fold the fan up and then tip it to the side so that both ends are aligned side by side and butted up right next to each other).
Cut off any excess cardstock level with the fan.
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The finished fan
Tip:  The base of the tail will not stay at 180 degrees but adding a strip of a strong board to the bottom will help keep it straighter if you wish.

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Preparing the tail feathers using Foil Snowflakes
6.  Cut a gold Foil Snowflake in half.

7.  Cut individual "feathers" from a silver Foil Snowflake

8.  Placing a little glue on the front of the bottom end of the silver feathers, glue them between the gold feathers.
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Ready to adhere the front tail feathers
9.  Place a little glue on the base and lower ends of the "spines" of the Cajun Craze fan and adhere the feathers, face up, to the front.

10.  Place a little glue on the top parts of the "spines" on the other side of the fan and adhere the remaining part of the silver snowflake, face down, so that it sticks up above the cardstock fan.

11.  Cut a Cajun Craze circle with a diameter smaller than the fan, cut it in half and adhere half to the back of the tail to hide all the joins.
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Place turkey template on folded cardstock with beak and chest on fold
12.  Make a template for the turkey.  Fold a piece of 4.5" x 2.75" Crumb cake cardstock in half (to 2.25"x 2.75") and place the template on top so that the beak and chest are on the fold.

13.  Draw around the template and cut it out.  Add a score line about 1/2" from each side.
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Cut around the turkey template and score 1/2" in from each side
14.  Colour the turkey as you wish (I used Real Red and Early Espresso Stampin' Write markers)
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The coloured turkey.  The scored tabs are visible on each side.
15.  Add glue to one of the tabs and fold it to the inside of the other tab
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Turkey table decoration

16.  Add glue to the back of the turkey body and adhere to the centre front of the tail.

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I took this photo before I added the semi circle of Cajun Craze to the back of the tail.
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This is the plan for the little lidded box that I attached to the back of the turkey
Cut on the blue lines and score the black lines
Start with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock cut to 5.75" x 7.25"
With short side at top, score 1" from each side (at 1" and 4.75")
With long side a top, score at 1", 3.25", 4.25" and 6.5"
Returning the short side to the top again, score 1/4" in from each side from the 3.25" score line to the bottom.
Cut as shown by the blue lines in the diagram above
Use a small circle punch to punch a half circle in the centre of the edge of the lid  (the bottom of the piece that is 0.75" from edge to score line)
Fold
Adhere tabs to create lidded box


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