So…3 burnt fingers later here it is…
We tried a couple different approaches with this one, since I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out at first. The second was by far the easiest. So, with the help of my cohort and professional photographer, aka, Denise, here is the tutorial full of photographs and helpful instructions. The girls obviously LOVED LOVED LOVED to pose and play in the leaves for this one...well, after a little bribery from the leftover Halloween candy first, then they REALLY got into it!
3/8” Cranberry Red Grosgrain Ribbon – 18”
3/8” Brown Grosgrain Ribbon – 18”
3/8” Orange Grosgrain Ribbon – 18”
3/8” Gold Grosgrain Ribbon – 18”
3/16” Feather Edge Satin Ribbon – 4.5”
Scrap pieces of red, gold, and brown felt for feet, beak, waddle, and feather attachment
2 Small google eyes
1” brown pom-poms
1 1/8” Brown Button (I used a Cover Button and small piece of brown cotton fabric to cover it)
Single Prong alligator clip
3/8” Grosgrain ribbon (I used brown) to cover alligator clip – approx 8”
Sewing needle and thread (optional)
Oh goodness…here we go!!!!!
For the Feathers:
1. Cut 2 small 1” circles out of the brown felt. You will use these to attach the feathers to.
2. Cut a small teardrop shape out of the red felt. This will be the waddle.
3. Fold the beak in half and sandwich the waddle between it. Secure with glue. Then attach this to the brown pom-pom with hot glue.
Doesn’t his little face look so cute!
His legs and feet!
1. Cut out 2 small feet shapes (see my photo) from the gold felt.
How to cover the alligator clip with ribbon (optional)
1. Heat seal the ends of the 3/8” grosgrain ribbon.
4. Continue adding hot glue to the ribbon and wrap over the end of the clip. Push the ribbon into the end of the clip to make sure the ribbon attaches to the clippy part.
5. Wrap it around to the back of the clip and cut off the end and heat seal. Secure that the to clip with hot glue.
6. Apply a glob of hot glue to the top of the covered clip and attach it to the back of the Turkey, centering it in the middle of the felt circle.