Nothing really says Thanksgiving like a turkey! And I’m always trying to come up with projects to help whittle down my pile of fabric scraps. This festive little guy was easy to make too. Easy, cheap, and festive. What more could you want in a project?
What You’ll Need:
12″ Grapevine Wreath
Fabric Scraps in Thanksgiving colors (I used dark pink and yellow), cut into 1.5″x13″ strips
Orange Tulle, cut into 2″x13″ strips
Felt (brown, off-white, orange)
A piece of card stock weight paper or cardboard
Black Puff Paint
Hot Glue Gun
Baker’s Twine or thin ribbon
Scrapbook Paper (for banner)
Begin by tying fabric and tulle scraps onto half of the wreath to form the turkey’s tail. I did a pattern of: yellow fabric, tulle, dark pink fabric, tulle…and so on.
Then I freehanded a turkey body shape and cut it out of both card stock and brown felt. I glued the felt to the card stock to form his body and then cut out a little off-white nose and orange Turkey neck and glued them to the body. I used dots of black puff paint for the eyes.
Once dry, simply hot glue the turkey body to the bottom center of the wreath. For the “Gobble” banner, I designed triangular pennants with the top edge being 2″ in width. I used my Silhouette Cameo craft cutter to cut out the pendants/letters but you could also just cut triangles out by hand and use stickers or paint for the text. I tied a piece of baker’s twine across the wreath and used a thin line of hot glue across it to attach the banner pendants.
And that’s it! Told ya it was easy.