Gifts, Thanksgiving

Lil’ Thanksgiving Turkey

Here’s an easy Thanksgiving project you can complete before next Thursday. Use them to embellish your  placecards or favor tags. I used them one Thanksgiving on invites and a label for wine charm favors.  

3/16″ Satin Ribbon with Picot Edges (Any fall color will work. If you can’t find Picot Edges, just use regular ribbon.)
2″ Piece of Brown Cardstock or Brown Paper Bag
Red Tissue Paper
Mini Glue Dots
1/2″ Craft Glue Dots
Yellow Puffy Paint
Black Puffy Paint
White Cardstock (Card size depends on use. This Lil’ Turkey is perfect for embellishing a handmade invitation, favor tags, place cards etc. To use as a small 4.25″ x 5.5″ folded card you’ll need a 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of paper folded in half.)


Tonality-DIY-Turkey-Step-11) Draw bean shape on a piece of brown cardstock (or brown paper bag). Should be about 1.5″ tall. Tear out bean shape using your outline as a guide. This is your turkey’s body!

DIY-Tonality-Turkey-Step-22) Cut five 2″ pieces of ribbon. Fold one ribbon piece in half, secure with Mini Glue Dot. Repeat with other four pieces. These are your turkey feathers!

Tonality-DIY-Turkey-Step-33) Using Mini Glue Dots, attach the five folded ribbon pieces to the back of your brown turkey body. Layout as half circle to look like feathers.

Tonality-DIY-Turkey-Step-44) Tear off a small rectangular piece of red tissue paper (only about 1/8″ x 1″). Attach to the front of your turkey body using a Mini Glue Dot. This is your turkey’s wattle – what make’s your turkey gobble!

Tonality-DIY-Turkey-Step-55) Attach turkey body to your card using a 1/2″ Craft Glue Dot. Add the finishing touches to your turkey. Create a beak using the yellow puffy paint. Create eyes and feet with the black puffy paint.

There you have it! A perfect Lil’ Turkey you can add to any of your paper goods this Thanksgiving.


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