As promised, I have a treat for you. I know it is a bit late for this Thanksgiving, but it is always a win for next year. This tradition has been in my family as long as I can remember, Turkeys. I know, everyone has turkey on Thanksgiving... but not everyone has these turkeys. Here is what you'll need:
- Frosting (we always use vanilla, but I imagine chocolate would work too)
- Ginger snap cookies (store bought is fine, then they're all the same size)
- Candy corn
- Red Hots
- Chocolate covered cherries or something of the like. Typically you want to keep the shape pretty consistent. I know Cub Foods sells these strange candies that have vanilla, orange, cherry... filling, we've used those before too.
I don't have any pictures of the process, but it is pretty self explanatory from the final product. So here it is, folks. Turkey.
Now, on to decorating. It is basically a law in my family that Christmas decorating doesn't happen until after Thanksgiving. I took full advantage of that yesterday and did a bit of shopping and decorating. Unfortunately the tree pictures will have to be sometime tomorrow or Wednesday as getting a tree yesterday didn't exactly pan out. Oh well! Here is what we have (keep in mind this is our first house so more decorations will follow in years to come... this is our start):
Last night after decorating, I made a wreath then Tyler's friend Scott came over to watch The Walking Dead (which just had their mid-season finale which I am completely satisfied with... it was a fantastic finale if I've ever seen one...) and play marbles. The board is kind of cool and I am begging my husband to make one. It is a lot like the game Sorry!.
- Wreath frame (I used a discounted decoration-less wreath)
- Small and large embellishments (I used red flowers and pine cones)
- Hot glue
- Spray glitter
- Patience (for some of the pieces, you have to hold the darn thing while the glue dries... be patient, glue dries fast.
2. Glue on your large embellishments. I made the mistake of starting with the small ones and some got hidden. Not a huge deal, but this is your project, do it how you wish!
|When you purchase these small pieces, make sure to separate them if necessary... otherwise they just look like little globs.|
Merry Christmas someone!!! I understand you may be busy and DIY is not as easy as getting one... I can make you one! If you like this wreath, the one I made here, or you want one made special, just shoot me an e-mail and we can discuss style, colors, etc... my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a WONDERFUL week!!
27 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!