I saw these on Pinterest. (Lately alot of my projects are coming from there!! HAHA)
I loved them so much I wanted to make my own. They were alot of fun.
I picked out 3 fabrics from my stash. You need very little fabric. Scraps would work just great. I made 14 place cards and used such little amount.
I printed names – 4 to a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. You can do this in Word if you need to. Printed them on card stock and they are cut 4 x 5 in size (so I could make 4 cards to a sheet) Then folded in half.
I love my Plaid Acrylic Paints. I used the color Butter Pecan. This is one of my ALL time favorite colors. I wanted it to be the body of the Turkey.
I needed a little thumb. My daughter was more than happy to assist and allow me to borrow hers
Painted a bit of the Plaid Paint onto her thumb.
Then she made a thumb print on the card.
All the cards I allowed time for them to dry before going to the next step.
On my sewing machine – set to the largest stitch I sewed around the front of the card.
I used a green thread. It sewed relatively easy. My daughter thought it was so strange to sew on paper. She said I was crazy. HAHA.
I then cut strips of fabric- and doubled it. So when I cut out 1 feather- I was really cutting out a pair. I needed 5 feathers per card. So I cut 2 of each of the pattern fabric and then only needed 1 of the solid fabric.
All my feathers cut out. No pattern. Just randomly cut them out about the same length.
Using a glue stick I glued 3/4 of the feather bottom to 3/4 up. Leaving the tip unglued so that it would stand up off the page if it needed to go off the edge of the card a bit.
With a thin sharpie marker , drew on legs and a face.
I can’t wait to put these out on the table for Thanksgiving Day!! I love how they came out.