Hello there =)
A week and a day and then we say “Hooray! It’s turkey day!”. I love Thanksgiving. I won’t lie, it’s mainly because of the stuffing. Ok, it’s only because of the stuffing. I don’t do the Turkey Trot 5k run, I don’t like to watch the parade, but I will fast so I can fit a few more bites of that stuffing in…
I never got a chance to share my fall wreath with you but I knew I had to get something fall themed in this season. Why not do it with a 30 Minute Craft? My wreath needed a little something extra and this may do the trick!
Quick & Easy Thanksgiving Turkey
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- Wiggle eyes
- Champagne cork
- Glue gun and glue sticks OR all purpose craft glue (if you’re doing this with kids/have patience)
- Craft mat
- Tweezers (to place the eyes) – I love my Making Memories tweezers in this tool kit
After you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to make the feathers!
I cut a 2 inch by 9 inch strip off the short end of my piece of felt. Cut that 9 inch strip in half. Each half will be a feather.
Fold your 2 x 4.5 inch strip in half and cut out a pointed oval. Does that make sense? I used 2 small binder clips to hold the edges of the folded felt still while I made my cut.
Lather, rinse and repeat the feather making steps until you have all the feathers you need.
The best thing about making these feathers is that your don’t need new, large felt pieces. If you hoard your fabric and felt scraps like I do, you may be able to whip some up that way!
Ok, we’re going to assemble our bird now. There was almost a video of this process but I kept burning my fingers with the hot glue and swearing effectively taking this 30 Minute Craft to at least PG13 rating.
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Pictures it is!
- Decide if you want to layer your feathers from the bottom up or top down. I did 1 of each.
- Glue your champagne cork to the stack of feathers
- From your felt scraps, cut an orange triangle to make a beak. I also cut some pieces to use as legs but didn’t end up using them.
- Glue on your felt beak and wiggly eyes. The tweezers are SUPER helpful when gluing the eyes with a hot glue gun.
Take a step back and admire the adorableness you just created. Go ahead. I’ll wait… =)
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What Can I Do With My Turkey?
The possibilities are endless! They’d make excellent placeholders at the Thanksgiving table. The real question is what CAN’T you do with your little turkey.
The answer to that is take it in the bath. You should not take it in the bath.
But I mean, other than that, endless possibilities… ;)
Full disclosure, I could only come up with placeholder and tucking it in my fall wreath. He looks happy there doesn’t he?
Let me know how your turkey turned out!
And what you did with it…