Saturday, November 16, 2013

Turkey Crafts to make

The first one is a table runner to sew the next one a child might like to help making this one

Turkey table runner
Materials:  Brown felt, 19′ x 72′, Orange felt, 12′ x 12′ block, Light brown felt, 12′ x 12′ block, Yellow felt, 12′ x 12′ block, 4 black buttons, Fabric glue, Scallop ruler or medium size bowl

Take a scallop edge sewing ruler (or a medium size bowl) and mark your scallop ends.
Trim your runner to match the length of your scallop. It should be approximately 17′ x 72′.
Cut your scallop onto each end of the runner and set the fabric aside.
Print off our template and cut out each piece. You’ll need two of each shape with the exception of the leaf where you’ll need 10 (five per turkey). (Orange – leaves; Light brown – large turkey body; Yellow – small turkey body; Orange – beak)
Center the large turkey body circle in the center of your table runner, about 4 inches from the end of your runner and glue down the bottom of the circle. (Tip: Place your runner on the table before gluing and make sure that your turkey will be completely off the end of the table on each end.)
Glue five leaves behind the base body in a fan and then glue down the remaining body circle
Glue on the yellow small turkey body and orange beak.
Sew on button eyes.

Pom-pom turkeys 

Turkey fan, beak and wattle templates (download the pom pom turkey templates)
Printer and plain white paper, Scissors. 1 sheet each orange, tan, yellow, red and white felt, Fine-tip black marker, Hot glue gun, 2 mini black pom-poms (available at craft stores), 1 1" brown pom-pom (available at, Brown pipe cleaner, 1 3" brown pom-pom or 2" brown pom-pom for smaller turkey (available at
Download turkey templates; print and cut out.
Place each fan template onto a different color of felt (tan, red, orange and yellow) and trace around with marker. Cut out.
Glue felt fans together in a stack, starting with largest piece and ending with smallest. Set aside to dry completely.
Make eyes by cutting out two small circles from white felt, then glue mini pom-poms in center of each circle, creating pupils. Set aside to dry completely.
Place wattle template on red felt. Trace around it with marker, then cut out. Place beak template on yellow felt. Trace around it with marker, then cut out. Glue wattle to beak.
Assemble turkey head by gluing eyes, beak and wattle to 1” brown pom-pom, pressing tightly to hold each in place as they dry.
Position turkey head near top of body pom-pom (2” or 3”) and glue in place, applying pressure as it dries.
Glue fan to back of body pom-pom, pressing as it dries.
Cut 2 2” pieces from pipe cleaner and set aside, then cut remaining length of pipe cleaner in half for a total of two long and two short pieces of pipe cleaner.
Working with a long piece, bend at 90 degrees about 1" from end to create middle toe of turkey's foot. Attach short piece to long by wrapping it at its middle around bend in long piece. Ends of short piece become first and third toes. Use scissors to trim toes if necessary to create uniform length. Repeat for other leg.
Glue legs to bottom of body pom-pom, allowing glue to dry completely before standing turkey up. Spread toes apart to achieve a stable base.

Corn Husk Candles

Materials:  1 large rubber band, Medium-size glass hurricane, Scissors, Dried corn husks, 1 yard orange yarn, Medium-size pillar candle to fit inside hurricane,

Wrap rubber band around hurricane, a few inches up from bottom.
Trim corn husks to about ¾" shorter than hurricanes. Working with 1 corn husk at a time, carefully lift rubber band and slide husk underneath so pointed end is ¾" below lip of hurricane.
Continue sliding husks under rubber band, overlapping them slightly, until they completely encircle hurricane.
Wind yarn around husks to cover rubber band, tying in a knot in front to secure and trimming ends with scissors.
Use scissors to trim bottom edges of corn husks so they line up neatly with bottom of hurricane.
Place candle inside hurricane and light.

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