|Turkey Chalkboard for menus, messages, countdowns, or things you're thankful for!|
One thing, then another ran through my mind looking at those discards. At first some of the scrap shapes seemed to resemble rays of light, then, other times, flames. I had almost committed to another project that would have worked, but, today, as I was on Pinterest, I saw a framed menu board and the thought popped into my head “I need one for Thanksgiving.” My internal light bulb went off ... the scrap wood looked like tail feathers, too! The vision of the turkey menu chalkboard was born. ha ha!
I painted the pizza board with chalkboard paint to make his body and then attached wooden spools and stars to make his legs and feet. Since he would not stand (or sit!) on his own, I had to glue a block of wood on the back to allow it to sit upright. I added another chunk of wood to create his head and a scrap wood triangle for his beak. Then I made his hat out of an empty ribbon spool and a toilet paper roll and added a square white button for the "buckle." To add to the "pilgrim turkey" idea, I took 1/2 of a wood craft stick and painted it white and added 3 black buttons for his "shirt."
|Project supplies I started with...scrap wood,|
pizza peel, chalkboard paint
Reflecting on this project, I realize how truly blessed I am, the simple fact that we have refuse to discard is a sign of prosperity!