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Vintage Free-Standing Thanksgiving Turkey Decoration

Since Thanksgiving is little more than a week away here in the States I thought it would be fun to create the beginnings of a beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece.  The best part about this free-standing decoration is that you make it using a great vintage Thanksgiving image from Altered Pages paired with a few supplies already in your stash!

Vintage Free-Standing
Thanksgiving Turkey & Cart


Altered Pages Digital Collage Sheet - 335 Happy Thanksgiving
Brown Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Crystal Lacquer
Green Cardstock

Basic Instructions:

You need to choose the image you want to turn into your free-standing decoration.  I am using the very cool Turkey & Cart from the Collage Sheet - 335 Happy Thanksgiving.   

I enlarged the image, made a second copy of the image which I flipped so it was the mirror image.  I then printed these images out on heavy white cardstock.

AP - Turkey 002

I mounted these images onto a heavy weight chipboard and trimmed away the excess cardstock around the upper portion of the turkey, letters & cart.

AP - Turkey 005

I glued the two images back to back, inked the edges, added a few Crystal Lacquer highlights and created a little foot/stand that I inserted into the bottom of the chipboard reinforced image to create this....
Vintage Turkey Free-Standing Thanksgiving Decoration!
AP - Turkey 013
Now, take a moment and think about all of the images available at Altered Pages...then think about all of the amazing decorating possibilities using this fun technique!  You can have wonderful vintage decorations for every season and holiday through out the year.
For more detailed instructions you can check out my blog Ink Stains .
Have a super day everyone!


  1. These are just so cute, great idea.

  2. I really adore the standing card, perfect for a Holiday table setting.


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