DIY Friday: Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Card

Today for DIY Friday I thought we'd do a project that I had been thinking of for a while and finally was able to render into a Thanksgiving card. Remember when you were a kid and you did that Thanksgiving Dinner craft where you made a turkey leg out of a kraft paper lunch bag and mashed potatoes out of cotton balls?  Well, I kept thinking there must be an "adult" way to make a Thanksgiving Dinner on a card and I think I came up with a fun version. The best thing is that it has no calories! 

Remember doing this craft in grade school? Click the pic if you want to link to directions for the craft

Remember doing this craft in grade school? Click the pic if you want to link to directions for the craft

Here are the "ingredients" you'll need to make this Thanksgiving Dinner card:

Folded Blank Greeting Card, flat colored cardstock, White cardstock for the plate, silver cardstock for the silverware and text weight paper for the napkin. 

Folded Blank Greeting Card, flat colored cardstock, White cardstock for the plate, silver cardstock for the silverware and text weight paper for the napkin. 

Fabric paint. I used red for the "cranberry sauce", white for the "mashed potatoes", yellow for the "butter" and brown for the "gravy". 

Fabric paint. I used red for the "cranberry sauce", white for the "mashed potatoes", yellow for the "butter" and brown for the "gravy". 

Seed beads - green for "peas" and orange for "carrots"

Seed beads - green for "peas" and orange for "carrots"

Sharpie markers in beige and chocolate brown to color edges of the wood veneer aka "turkey".

Sharpie markers in beige and chocolate brown to color edges of the wood veneer aka "turkey".

Wood veneer "talk bubbles" which will be your "turkey

Wood veneer "talk bubbles" which will be your "turkey

I cut out nested circles with my Epic 6 our of shimmery white paper. 

I cut out nested circles with my Epic 6 our of shimmery white paper. 

I cut utensils out of shimmery silver paper using this cool punch. 

I cut utensils out of shimmery silver paper using this cool punch. 

I had this "natural" paper which I cut into 1" strips. I then folded it into a right triangle and then cut them off to make them into "napkins". I glued the napkin shut. 

I had this "natural" paper which I cut into 1" strips. I then folded it into a right triangle and then cut them off to make them into "napkins". I glued the napkin shut. 

Here are some "napkins" ready to be placed at their setting. 

Here are some "napkins" ready to be placed at their setting. 

I used my trusty double-sided tape gun and affixed the gold cover stock on the card. Then I put a 2' x 3" sage green "placemat". I used a clear glue to affix the circles to make the "plate."

I used my trusty double-sided tape gun and affixed the gold cover stock on the card. Then I put a 2' x 3" sage green "placemat". I used a clear glue to affix the circles to make the "plate."

I glued on the "napkin" and "utensils". The place setting is finished. 

I glued on the "napkin" and "utensils". The place setting is finished. 

I cut off the little point on the bubble and then cut the wood veneer discs in half to make "turkey". 

I cut off the little point on the bubble and then cut the wood veneer discs in half to make "turkey". 

I used a Sharpie marker to color the point I cut off. 

I used a Sharpie marker to color the point I cut off. 

I glued the "turkey" on the "plate". 

I glued the "turkey" on the "plate". 

I took the white dimensional paint for the "mashed potatoes" and then added a point of yellow for the "butter". 

I took the white dimensional paint for the "mashed potatoes" and then added a point of yellow for the "butter". 

I used a metal pointer to swirl in the yellow into the white to make it look like "melted butter". You can also use a toothpick. 

I used a metal pointer to swirl in the yellow into the white to make it look like "melted butter". You can also use a toothpick. 

I added a little red dimensional paint for "cranberry sauce". 

I added a little red dimensional paint for "cranberry sauce". 

I put a small puddle of glue on the "plate" and then placed the green and orange beads ("peas and carrots"). Then I used the brown dimensional paint and made the "gravy". 

I put a small puddle of glue on the "plate" and then placed the green and orange beads ("peas and carrots"). Then I used the brown dimensional paint and made the "gravy". 

Here it is! The finished plate. Yum yum! 

Here it is! The finished plate. Yum yum! 

Paper, Wood Veneer, Plastic Beads and Paint = nom nom!

Paper, Wood Veneer, Plastic Beads and Paint = nom nom!

After the card dries I like at least 24 hours)., the cards are ready to be written one and sent!

After the card dries I like at least 24 hours)., the cards are ready to be written one and sent!

Did you like our DIY Tutorial? What other kinds of "dishes" would you like to see in paper format? Let us know in the comments!