Now that the calendar is officially in November (yes, we were in denial for the last 9 days) it’s time to get crackin’ on Thanksgiving Day details. Of course you need to order the turkey, stock up on all the fixings and make sure you have enough chairs and dinnerware for all your guests. Once the dinner details are in place it’s time to think about what the kids will wear. Ok, maybe that’s not on the top of your list but they’ve got to wear something.
How about crafting something special for the little turkey lovers in your family. Lindsay from The Cottage Home shares a step by step turkey shirt tutorial on how to create this adorable shirt pictured below. We always love when you can customize an article of clothing to suit your child’s style. Choose your kids favorite patterns and colors so they’ll be exciting to get dressed on Thanksgiving morning.
No need to buy a brand new shirt or fabric to start creating. Upcyle a solid color t-shirt or sweatshirt in your child’s closet or buy one on LoobaLee.com and turn it into something fabulous or use the fabric from an adored piece of clothing that can no longer be worn. The body of the turkey would be great made from a pair of denim and a great way to upcycle a pair of ripped jeans that are beyond repair. Add your own special touches like button eyes or use a fabric marker to add details such as the nose and legs. Not a sewer? The fusible backing can be ironed on and will hold the fabric turkey without threading a needle.
We love this idea! It’s simple, fun and a clever way to recycle something unusable into something special.