Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Basket Table Decoration Tutorial for Thanksgiving with CTMH Playful Petals

Isn't this the cutest little basket??? I saw a scallop thanksgiving table placecard basket on the consultant bulletin board recently but didn't have the retired turkey stamp she used on her basket so I decided to use punches instead. Here is a quick tutorial/materials list for how I made these:

Materials for each basket:

(2) 3" Autumn Terracotta cardstock scallop circles (cut off bottom for the basket to sit flat)
1.5" circle in brown for body (cut off bottom to sit flat - I used Bella paper)
1" circle in Autumn Terracotta for head
.25" strip of Barn Red for wattle
tiny piece of yellow for beak (Bella again)
6x6" square Autumn Terracotta square for basket (score at 2" on each side for deep box)
.75" x 9" strip for handle
2 bitty brads for eyes
Ink: Cocoa Ink, White Daisy marker
Stamps: Playful Petals

1. I sponged a bit of Cocoa ink on all edges to define then stamped Playful Petals in Cocoa ink on the scallop to make turkey feathers. I added a bit of highlight with the White Daisy Marker, put the brown body on and then sent the whole thing through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss dots folder.

2. I cut a tiny triangle of yellow for the beak and added bitty brads for the eyes. The wattle is a free hand cut on a tiny .25" strip of barn red cardstock. I pop dotted the head to the body.

3. To assemble the basket simply score the 6x6" square at 2" on each side. Cut one slit on each corner and fold up to a box shape and adhere. Add the handle and then put the turkey on the front of the basket and the cuttlebugged backside on the back.

4. For a finishing touch I put a couple of leaves and a sentiment on a 1" block and random stamped on tissue paper for the basket filler. I'll add some chocolates inside and these will go at each place setting for Thanksgiving.

Enjoy! Hope you get a chance to make one before Thanksgiving. Also a sincere thank you to everyone who reads this blog, became a follower or leaves comments. You REALLY give me lots of MOTIVATION to keep creating! Thank you for being part of my circle of blessings - may you all have a delicious feast on Thanksgiving with family and friends at your side


Dawn said...

Cute project! Sweet tutorial, Paige!

Debbie Tuggle said...

Thanks, Paige. I'm up late cooking the turkey for tomorrow and feel like doing alittle something less messy than stuffing it was! This looks really sweet and I may get my little ones doing some tomorrow if I can figure it out tonite. Thanks for inspiring! God bless you and yours! ~Debbie Tuggle, CTMH

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