Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mesh Turkey

Mesh Turkey

I am on a mission to use up many of the left over bits and pieces that I have laying around my house before I go out and buy things.  I mean, my craft room is getting over run with scraps and pieces of things from prior projects.

I really wanted something turkey related for my front door.  I knew I had some mesh left over from some Halloween wreaths I had made.  I also knew I had a few other things, but I wasn't quite sure what.  

Here is what I found:

I decided that the cornucopia would make a great body for a turkey, the sparkly thing could be the wattle, I was going to figure out how to use one of the gourds for the head, the mesh for the feathers, okay I am getting a good concept going.  It was all trial and error from there. 

I cut off the top of one gourd and hallowed it out to fit on the top of the cornucopia.  I used a sharpie to draw on the eyes and beak.  I glued on the wattle and covered up the messiness with a piece of the ribbon.  I had to stuff the cornucopia with some mesh and a few of the gourds to balance the weight.  

I wired the mesh pieces through the wicker and I also wrapped a piece of twine around the cornucopia and wired that through the wicker to make a loop to hang it.  

I have no idea where these sparkly berries came from, but they are the perfect wattle!  

I made feet out of pipe cleaners and hot glued those to the bottom.

All in all, I think it's a unique and pretty cool addition to our Thanksgiving decor!  It's a bit wide for the space between the front door and storm door, but it's fairly malleable so it just kind squishes to fit.