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Office Supplies Turkey!

A 'Dollar Days' sale at  Staples Office Supply store, sparked major turkey creativity this week!

 Did you know you can make a turkey out of paper clips, rubberbands and post-it flags?
  With help from my kids, we whipped up these cute little 'office supply' turkeys for their teachers.

This is defintely a change up from those 'food and candy' teacher gifts.
However, next to gift cards, coffee cards and food,
office supplies rank right up there for a teacher!

 Here's the supplies we used.

Step 1:  Tape (2) yellow paper clips to the top of the container lid.
These are the turkey's feet.  Flip lid upside down for the container to sit on top of.

Step 2:  Load paper clips and rubberbands into the container.  Put the rubberbands on top.

 Step 3:  Open (2) packages of paper flags. 
One package we cut to fit inside the container. 
The other package we cut each flag pack apart.

Step 4:  Stick in the paper flag packs in between the rubberbands. 
These are the feathers.

Step 5:  Using strong craft Glue Dots (I love these things!),
stick one on the back of the mini binder clip
and the two wiggly eyes.

Step 6:  Stick on the clip (beak and waddle) to the center of the container.
Stick the eyes right above the clip.

Step 7:  Use scrapbook paper and letter stickers to make a card for the teacher.
We used orange mechanical pencils to hold up the card.

Step 8:  Write a 'thankful' note inside the card.

Step 9:  Stick card into the clip of the pencil.
Stick pencil in the back of the container. 

Step 10:  Place in a cellophane bag and staple on a bow.

If you want to make it 'more' of a gift...
Add an orange notebook or folders.
Add a Staples gift card.
Make it on a bigger scale...use a bigger container, use boxes of pencils for feathers,
use entire packages of paperclips, rubberbands, post-its, etc.
Endless possibilities!

So thankful for teachers!

Linking up to: YesterdayOnTuesday, HouseOfHepworths, InspirationforCelebration, HappyHourProjects, AtthePicketFence, FrugalGirls, JunkInTheirTrunks,
Whipperberry, SerenityNow, PocketFullofPink, SassySites, UncommonDesigns, Tatertots&Jello,
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  1. Too cute!! I need to get cracking so I can make these for my kids teachers!! Adorable idea!! I would love for you to come link up at our

  2. You are so right, I would have loved to get this as a teacher

  3. OMG!! That is the cutest thing ever. Love the little clip nose. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.
    P.P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  4. That is adorable! What a great gift for office workers. Thanks for sharing. I am a new FB follower from Whipperberry. Vicky from Mess For Less

  5. I wish I would have done this for my daughter's teacher. So fun and creative! Visiting from Serenity Now.
    :) crafty texas girls

  6. this is such a fun idea I'd love it if you would add this to my party over at

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  8. LOL at that beak and waddle. It's the first thing that caught my attention. That's weird yet funny! Those would work great as presents this Christmas.

  9. Super cute! What a great and useful idea. Thanks for sharing.

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