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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Catch a Glimpse Linky Party #1 and Tutorial

Welcome to the first
Catch a Glimpse Linky Party!

I am so excited to see what you all have to share! :)

Today, I have a quick little project using toilet paper rolls again.

I am onto Thanksgiving already so I decided how cute would a turkey be and I got to work.

Cardboard Tube Turkey

- Empty Toilet paper or paper towel tubes
- Acrylic paint
- Card stock
- Glue gun

To begin, I marked the edges every half inch just like i did making the pumpkins for the garland.

Cut apart.

I then lined everything up before I painted and glued to figure out how I wanted my turkey to look.

-I took 2 pieces and cut them along ONE of the creases to form one long strip. These will be used to make the larger circle for the body.
-Then take 3 more pieces and cut them directly in half for the smaller feathers.

Next I painted some orange, yellow, and red. I painted the long strips dark brown and then left some plain for a lighter brown tone.

For the body- glue the two long strips together to form a large circle.
Then glue one piece in the bottom center for the belly accent.

Glue your feathers on next. I began with the feather in the top center (yellow) and worked my way out in both directions.

I alternated colors as I glued.

Next, glue the half pieces in between all the whole feather for more detail and to make his tail larger.

I then took brown card stock and drew out a head and neck. Cut it out and added eyes with a black marker and a white gel pen. I then took orange paper for his beak and red for his gobble. Cut and glue onto head.
I then just glued the neck onto the inner circle of the body.

I cut apart some of the strips to make the legs and feet and just glued them onto the body.

I mounted him onto some silver card stock when finished. I am not sure what I will do with him but he will make an appearance somewhere closer to Thanksgiving.

Isn't he cute?! I love how he turned out and it was so fast and easy.

Now I want to see what you've been working on!!!
Link up your projects below.
I will get my features for my Feature Friday post from some of the items linked.


  1. Thanks for hosting! love the paper roll turkey! Too cute :)

  2. That's such a cute turkey! Thanks for hosting :)

  3. That turkey is adorable! Congrats on your link party :)

  4. That turkey is so cute! My girls will love making this!

  5. Yipee, I am so glad you did this! Can't wait to see what you do with them for Chrismas. I love upcycle projects.

  6. CONGRATS on your first linky party! I'm going to add it to my linky party page. And your turkey is adorable!

  7. So darn cute! I think (if I'm feeling adventurous) I may have my Brownie Girl Scouts make some...on a more simplified scale. Thanks for sharing!

  8. How cute! What a fun kid-friendly craft, too!

  9. Oh my goodness - how can something so cute come from a toilet paper tube? Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. This is so adorable! I can't believe you made this from a tp roll! I never would have guessed! Very Clever! Come link up to my Get Organized Giveaway!

  11. Hey, I didn't know you started a link party! Fun! I will be joining this week. And, you are making the TP roll something to covet! What a fun turkey!

  12. good job:) that is an adorable turkey. are you going to put him on a frame on the wall or on a mantle or something? he is too cute;0)

  13. Allison, This is adorable! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured thison my first round of showcases; please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  14. Love that tp turkey! I'm always on the lookout for crafts to use up the tp rolls that I just can't bear to throw out.

  15. What a GREAT idea! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions last week. I am going to feature this tomorrow. Stop on by and grab and "I Thrilled on Thursday" button off my side-bar if you like :) Hope you join in on the linky party again soon!

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

  16. I made this with some help of my girls today! It came out so cute! Thank you for posting it, it was so much fun and super easy!

  17. What a terrific idea! I'll have to make these with my kids later this month. Thanks for sharing the idea.
    {I followed you here from Night Owl Crafting.}

  18. This is genius, pure genius!!! I love this and can't wait to try it. I made the apple and pumpkin garland and just lauve it. Thanks so much for such awesome tutorials!

    :) Michelle

  19. You are amazing at these! I ahd to feature this party link and wanted to let you know the date. Nov 10th @ 7:00 AM!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the party!


  20. Love the turkey and featured it in my post here:

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  21. I love your turkey. What a great way to reuse the rolls!

  22. I featured this cute idea on my blog today!

  23. This is so cute! I'm doing a Thanksgiving crafts ideas post and adding yours to my roundup :)


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