Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Button Cards

I always like to keep in touch with my family through letters. It may be old fashioned but there is something delightful about getting mail (that is not bills). I especially like sending cards to my grandparents. Always with little stories and a few pictures of what we are up to these days. So with Thanksgiving right around the corner I decided to make some cute turkey cards using my little mismatched button stash.

They are super easy and would make a cute holiday decoration. Here is how I made them:
-construction paper
-wiggly eyes
-blank cards
I used the bottom of a hand soap container and a large button to make the turkey body.  
Then I free hand cut the beak, wings, and the gobble gobble (I don't know what that is really called). Next I glued all my pieces together to make the turkey.  
And finally I drew feather shapes with craft glue and glued the buttons in the shapes. Easy, fun, and a great way to get rid of all those little buttons you will never use.


Vicky said...

This is so adorable! Now I just need to get some buttons. How do I not have buttons? Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new Facebook and Twitter follower from Tuesday Time Out. Vicky from Mess For Less

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the button tail feathers! What a great idea! I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

Serendipity Handmade said...

Awww...that is darling!

Lowri said...

LOVE this idea - so much fun!
Visiting from House of Hepworths

Lindsi B said...

That turned out beautiful! This is something my oldest son and I could do together too!
Could you please link up on our blog too?

Kelly said...

This looks like something my daughter would LOVE to make! Please share at my Fabulous Friday link party.

Miss Chronically Creative said...

How fun! So cute and colourful!Something I'm sure my little cousin will have fun making. Thanks for sharing- totally inspired! said...

Very cute-who wouldn't love to get this in the mail?

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

How darling is that!! I love it!