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
-buttons
-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.

9 comments:

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
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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?
http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/11/introducing-fun-stuff-fridays.html

Kelly said...

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

http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2011/11/fabulous-friday-link-party.html

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!

trophyw.blogspot.com 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!