Our next door neighbor’s Thanksgiving decorations went up and we’ve got nothing over here.
(I really need to do a better job decorating!)
So it was only a matter of finding the time among the numerous birthday parties that we were invited to this month to make them.
We’ve done pretty well so far with our window cling making technique but I wanted to try something just a different this time.
One problem I have with our other window clings is how difficult it is to take the cling off of the wax paper sometimes. The paper residue easily wipes off with a wet paper towel or rag. However, I wanted to skip this step. Remember my motto is smarter not harder!
Thanksgiving DIY Window Clings
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This time I used plastic wrap instead of the wax paper.
3D Fabric paint aka puffy paint
turkey clip art that I printed out
cafeteria tray makes clean up so much easier!
and a little bit of scotch tape.
I placed the print out on the tray with a bit of tape so it wouldn’t move.
Covered it with saran wrap. I also taped down some edges.
Then I began to apply my paint, as if it was a marker and I was coloring.
I was scared of the little details so after I did the green, I went ahead and did the smaller areas.
I let the paint dry.
Then I continued coloring in the rest of the picture. My little experiment with the cling wrap worked…and it didn’t work. It was definitely not easier to pull off the saran wrap than the wax paper. I ended up giving up because I didn’t want to stretch out or ruin the little feet. I simply cut off the cling wrap except for the feet. I left it on to give those turkey legs some structural support. However, one side of the cling still did it’s job and clung to the window. I also kind of like the shininess of the cling wrap.
All in all I thought it came out great! We will do some more this weekend because this one lonely turkey tom needs a mom to go gobble gobble gobble all day with!