Fall Blessed & Truck 3D Frameable
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Turkey Magnet Place Setting

Hi Clear Scraps friends!  Do you set a formal table for your guests at Thanksgiving?  I really enjoy decorating my dining room for this festive dinner.  I thought it would be fun to create a project that I can put at each place setting that is both decorative and can be given as a gift.  I wanted this one to be a bit more casual and fun and I came up with a turkey face, made from the Mini Shaker Tall Bulb.  What makes it a gift is that it is also a magnet!

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I started with a base coat of brown acrylic paint on the top layer of the shaker.  I like to give this a couple coats and I've painted the edges also.

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Next, I took the bottom layer and traced it on to a piece of Thanksgiving patterned paper - it has the cutest sayings on it!  This is glued to the bottom layer.

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For the inside shaker pieces, I've used the Fall Sequins which are a perfect combo color scheme!  From here, I glued on the other layers with a clear tacky glue and let dry.

It's time to make the face.  I love the wacky faces you can make from punches and die cuts!  This turkey comes together with 3 circles in varying sizes, and a die cut that is originally a candy corn.  For dimension, I usually like to dust the edges with some ink and a sponge.  Glue the die cuts to the front and add white detail to the eyes.  If you don't have a candy corn shape, a simple triangle will work also.

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For the back, I've glued feathers in a circular pattern around the back.  Once dry, I've also added a thin strip of magnet tape - but I did use glue to make sure it stays in place!

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To complete the look, I added a small piece of felt to his beak.  Is this called the "waddle?"  Hee hee! 

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This project is finished and ready for the dining room place settings!  Or, you can hang it on the refrigerator for your own fun decor, or instead attach it to a gift if you prefer.  I hope you've enjoyed this idea - there are lots of shakers to choose from on the Clear Scraps site, so don't hesitate to check it out!

Thanks for visiting!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  brown acrylic paint, assorted feathers, printed paper (Photo Play), magnet tape, tacky glue

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