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.

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  • Jemsmom
    October 28, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Now that is one cute turkey!!!

  • kentucky girl (marissa)
    October 28, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  • Kara
    October 28, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Thanks for hosting! love the paper roll turkey! Too cute 🙂

  • Christina
    October 28, 2010 at 9:58 am

    That's such a cute turkey! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  • Lindy
    October 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    That's so cute….TFS

  • The Answer Is Chocolate
    October 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    That turkey is adorable! Congrats on your link party 🙂

  • Alison
    October 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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

  • Kara'sKreations
    October 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm

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

  • Alison
    October 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

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

  • Kathleen
    October 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    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!

  • Jacqueline {Wingledings}
    October 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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

  • Mo
    October 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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

  • Christine @ Following Phubie
    November 2, 2010 at 1:16 am

    What a great idea!

  • April
    November 2, 2010 at 4:05 am

    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!

  • Meg
    November 2, 2010 at 4:11 am

    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!

  • hiyaluv
    November 3, 2010 at 12:26 am

    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)

  • Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming
    November 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    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

  • Megan
    November 3, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    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.

  • Lori
    November 4, 2010 at 1:55 am

    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

  • Bethany
    November 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    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!

  • Southern Belle
    November 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    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.}

  • Michelle@ A Full Cottage
    November 5, 2010 at 1:53 am

    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

  • Remodelaholic
    November 5, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    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!


  • Sara @ Mom Endeavors
    November 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Love the turkey and featured it in my post here:

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • JDaniel4's Mom
    November 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm

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

  • Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun
    November 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I featured this cute idea on my blog today!

  • Rachel R.
    November 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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