How to Make Paper Frill Booties

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Things You'll Need

  • Sheet of white paper, 8 1/2 by 11 inches

  • Scissors

  • Double stick tape

Spruce up your Thanksgiving presentation by adding paper frills to your cooked turkey legs. These paper booties were originally used to cover up the unsightly, bony ends of the leg. They have become a tradition and are seen as an elegant way to present a turkey. Frill booties are available at stores, but you can make your own in a matter of minutes and run one fewer errand during the busy holiday season.


Step 1

Cut the 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of white paper in half lengthwise.



Step 2

Fold each half again, in half lengthwise.


Step 3

Lay one piece of folded paper on top of the other, folded sides together. Holding them both together, cut strips on the folded side of the paper, approximately 2/3 of the way to the unfolded edges. Cut the strips to the same width as best as you can.


Step 4

Unfold each piece of paper and fold the opposite way. Fluff the cut edges to add fullness.


Step 5

Wrap one bootie around each turkey leg. You won't need the whole length to go around the leg, but continue wrapping it even when it overlaps. This will add more fullness to the booties.


Step 6

Fasten the bootie around the turkey leg with a piece of double-stick tape.


Make the booties in a different color for a festive look on a holiday. Use red or green for Christmas or pink or lavender for Easter.


Don't cook the turkey with the paper frills on. They will burn in the oven.

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