Monday, November 1, 2010

Beadboard Turkeys

Joke: What happened when the turkey got into a fight?

----find the answer at the end of the post ;0)

All jokes aside, this was a pretty fun craft. While surfing the web, I came across some really cute turkey ideas. I found one HERE that I really loved. Taking that idea, I adapted it into my own.

1. I used a router to cut the breadboard in a half circle (more like a half oval…) for the back of the turkey.2. Using a scroll saw, I cut out the turkey bodies. I free handed a pattern for the body. (click on the first picture for the pattern)3. I then sanded the bodies and breadboard.4. I painted, then distressed the sides of the breadboard and the bodies.5. I made my own glaze mix- 1/2 Behr's glaze and 1/2 dark brown paint, then I coated the breadboard with the glaze. I let it sit for a minute, then I wiped it off with a paper-towel. 6. For the legs, I used a dowel. Make sure they are the same length. For the feet, I wanted to have two separate feet, but I thought that would make the turkey unstable, so I cut out triangles out of 2X4's. One triangle per turkey.7. Drill holes in the feet and in the bottom of the body of the turkey. Make sure the holes lined up. Use wood glue to secure the dowels in the 2x4.8. Paint the feet9. Distress the legs and feet, then coat with glaze then wipe off. (I used stain because I ran out of glaze)10. I used black carpet nails for the eyes and a wooden triangles I had on had for the beak. 11. I Glued the body onto the breadboard and let it dry, then glued the legs into the holes I drilled in the body. I also cut the red dangley thing out of red felt and glued it next to the beak.There you have it- your very own turkeys!




Answer: He got the stuffing knocked out of him.

24 comments:

Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy said...

Those turkeys are sooo cute! You are very clever. I wish I knew how to use some power tools! I like the candy corn too.

Michelle said...

Way cute!!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Another stellar idea! I LOVE this one. I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tomorrow.

Amy said...

Holy crap! Thats so cute!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

CuTe! I for real am going to head out and make some for myself! i your newest follower:)

Amy said...

These are really cute! love the beadboard.

April said...

I love these! The little blocks are adorable too! Come link up to my Get Organized Giveway!

http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/11/get-organized-giveaway.html

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Those turkeys are just so cute. How creative you are!

**nicke... said...

your turkeys are adorable! your take on them is much cuter than the original!!! so happy i stumbled upon your blog!

poindextr said...

cute cute CUTE!!! And I adore the candy corns too. Your execution was flawless! Thanks for sharing:)

MaryBerry Boutique said...

i just posted my turkeys!:) i changed them to make them my own but i got the idea from u!:) check em out at maryberryboutique.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Your turkeys turned out SO cute!! I also love the gobble gobble blocks!

Remodelaholic said...

These are stinkin adorable! I love them!

I am so glad you linked up your project @ Polly want a Crafter and I wanted to let you know that we are going to feature this on 11/11 @ 7:00 AM. Hope you get some new readers!

Cassity

MommaMindy said...

I think I want a scroll saw for Christmas. Your turkeys are so cute. I love decorating with things I really want to keep around a few years.

Kara'sKreations said...

Gotta Follow after an idea like this one. :)
I have everything I need already in the basement. It is on my to-do list to do with the kiddos. They will love painting them.

karasdrmy@hotmail.com

Crystal said...

Oh my these are soooooo cute! You have the best ideas.

Kara'sKreations said...

Totally made them and it totally made my day and the kid's loved painting them! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome idea!

Here they are!

http://karascreativeplace.blogspot.com/2010/11/bead-board-turkey.html

Sue said...

You are really talented and crafty! So cute!

AmieAnn said...

I LOVE these turkeys! These are too adorable.. hope you link them up at my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-2.html

Kristi Flanagan said...

Love your turkeys! I'd like to invite you to come plant your creative seeds at my blog party: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions (on Fridays).

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Beth Adams said...

Love them, love them,love them! So cute you want to find a way to display them all year!
http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/

Holly said...

These turkeys are darn cute! What a fun idea.

Chelsea said...

Love it, love it, oh my gosh I love it! Hope you can come see my blog too!

dcprattfamily said...

Just came across your cute ideas... could you tell me what font you used for the gobble, gobble blocks.