Kids and adults alike can get in on the fun this Turkey Day by creating these fun and colorful pinecone turkeys. Use them for centerpieces, napkin holders, or even place cards for a festive, family-made Thanksgiving tablescape.
Things You'll Need
- Silk flowers
- Iron and ironing board
- Sharp scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Brown felt
- White glue
- Wiggly eyes
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Find a variety of silk flowers in fall colors and pull them off of their stems.
Pop the center of the flower off to remove it from the backing.
Pull apart the individual petals.
Repeat this process with the different flowers until you've got several different sizes, shapes and colors of petals to choose from.
Use an iron to press the petals flat. You may want to place the petals between two pressing cloths to keep any of the color from the flowers from getting onto your iron or ironing board.
Use the different petals to mix and match new combinations of color and shape.
Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the flower petal stack in half.
Hot glue the petals together at the center.
Holding the pinecone horizontally, place the petal arrangement in between the scales at the back of the pinecone and glue in place.
Cut a turkey head/neck shape from brown felt, about 1 inch in length.
Glue two wiggly eyes onto the turkey head with two dots of white glue.
Glue the turkey's neck onto the front of the pinecone. Trim a small orange petal for a nose and glue it under the eyes.
Place these colorful turkeys around your Thanksgiving table to serve as place cards and decorations or even use a whole gang of them for a whimsical centerpiece.