I actually had planned to post about Halloween but then so much time passed that I’ve moved on to Thanksgiving! I think maybe I’ll go back and post about the kids costumes in December haha.
Even though Thanksgiving is still a little less than a week away we will be leaving tomorrow to spend the week with our family in Florida. So, for me, today is pretty last-minute to decide on making shirts for my kids for Thanksgiving. But such is me. Granted, I had thought about it for the past week but didn’t get things together until this morning. I thought (like I do) that I must have some things around the house that I can slap together to do this. Turned out I did!
I had two white shirts that are ill-fitting and stained anyway so why not try to do something with them?
I had a bunch of different felt and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it yet. I didn’t have any “traditional” Thanksgiving colors in my stash. But I decided I was going to make some kind of turkey on both shirts. I also had a brown felt leftover from my daughters first Halloween when I made her a cupcake.
I literally looked around my kitchen to find something I could use to make the turkey body. I’m not that good at free handing shapes especially circles. I had a scrap piece of construction paper and I used a top to a sugar container and a top to a sweet tea I had a couple of days ago. These things were on their way to the recycling bin.
I used the template I made and traced it on the felt.
I free hand drew some turkey feather shapes onto another scrap construction paper and placed them until I found the shape and size I thought worked well. I actually didn’t go with this shape-I ended up making a longer one. Used the feather template on the felt and cut them out.
I loved the psychedelic felt so I used that. I wanted to put something like “I aint no jive turkey!” on it but I didn’t want to ruin it! I had some orange ribbon and a pink felt that I used for the beak, legs and whatever you call that hangy thing. I used a sharpie to make the eyes but I’m still looking around my house for some googly eyes or fun buttons to put on for eyes.
I feel like it’s another successful thrown together hot mess! Oh, and I literally Elmer glued this on so I hope it lasts till Thursday!!