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Felt Turkey Bow

on November 10, 2012

I decided to use my felt scraps from the aquarium and space scenes to make E and her cousin turkey bows!

I used felt (dark brown, light brown, red, orange, and yellow), rhinestones, needle, thread, hot glue gun, and an alligator clip.

First I cut a circle in the dark brown felt and stitched all around the edge.

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I pulled it tight and created a little round “pillow”.

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I made a smaller “pillow” and glued it on top of the bigger one for my turkey’s body and head.

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I cut out a little red wattle (the red dangly thing on a turkey’s neck) and orange beak. I used rhinestones for eyes. I used tiny dots of hot glue for the face pieces.

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I cut out strips of my feather colors. (2 red, 2 orange, 2 yellow, 1 light brown.) I folded them like so:

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I arranged my feathers (red, yellow, orange, brown, orange, yellow, red) and stitched them together at the bottom. I probably didn’t need to stitch them but I was still deciding how to attach them.

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I hot glued the body onto my feathers and attached my alligator clip to the back.

Back:

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My finished bow:

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It turned out pretty cute for winging a craft at 11pm because I was jazzed on coffee and taking phone pictures… Wow, I just realized that I caffeine craft like others would drunk dial. Living dangerously around here folks!

Watch out- I have a glue gun, a high caffeine level, and rhinestones!

It turned out well for a first run but is a tad big for E. I think I will give this one to my niece and make a smaller version for E. I bet it would be cute with little google eyes but I had rhinestones handy. You can check out our other felt bow projects here, here, and here.


7 responses to “Felt Turkey Bow

  1. Such a cute idea, I’m gonna give it a go!

  2. haha!! I love that you “caffeine craft!!!!” Hilarious!

  3. very nice, it turned out great! 🙂 continue taking coffee 🙂

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