I'm so excited because it's Week 1 of Kim at NewlyWoodwards Dare to DIY Blog Party! The challenge for this first week was to make a Thanksgiving-themed craft. Anything related to Thanksgiving. Anything at all. Hmmm.
I had seen some pretty Fall-ish votive holders somewhere (possibly ZGallerie) that were $6 each. They sort of resembled mercury glass, but painted an orangey-gold. I had clear votives and little tubes of craft paint, so I made some for free!
Then I decided to glam one up a bit with a jewelry bead and some glittery string I had:
Then I found some of these mini vine wreaths I had stashed in a drawer:
So I clipped some bits off of different garlands I had and stuck them in. I didn't even use any glue because I didn't want it to be permanent:
Cute, but the more I looked at it, the uglier that little pumpkin became. So I sought the help of my old friend, glitter.
Ah, much better.
Then I found some pinecones in one of my craft drawers and I had a stroke of genius. I would make a pinecone look like a turkey, and use it as a place card for the table! Had no one else ever thought of this? Why haven't I ever seen it before? Man, I'm clever and original, I thought.
Until I googled "pinecone turkey" and saw page after page of them. So with ego fully checked, I give you my version of this not-so-original craft:
Pretty self-explanatory. Pinecone, feathers, bead eyes, and felt.
Week 1 was fun, and now I'm off to see what everyone else has done, and start planning for next week's challenge!