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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flower Turkey

Stock up on fall flowers now so you can create these simple and adorable turkeys!

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These are my little flower turkeys and I'm going to show you how to whip up a rafter of your own.  (That's the right word for a group of turkeys, I checked on Google.)
Here's your supply list:
Glue gun
Felt (I used brown and tan)

Flowers--fall colors are nearly free at craft stores now because Christmas has moved in!
Optional:  Napkin rings and burlap, googly eyes, hair clip

First you'll need to separate your flowers.  The little plastic stem should pop right off and you can take each layer of petals off.  

Stack different colors of petals in a way you like them, with each layer being a little smaller than the one under it.

Glue layers together with hot glue.

Cut in half.

Cut a turkey shape out of brown felt and glue it to the flowers.  Add a tiny tan triangle for a beak.   I liked how they looked at this point--though if you wanted you could also add little googly eyes and a red wattle (thanks again Google!) they'd be really cute too.

To make the napkin rings I grabbed these little cardboard rings that I've had in a box for a couple of years (I knew I'd use them some day!)  

I cut a strip of burlap to fit around it and secured it with the hot glue.  

Next I put a ring of glue around the inside and tucked each end down in.  Your fingers will thank you if you've got a dual temp gun set at warm instead of hot :)

I also decided that these would be cute in my girls' hair so I attached a couple of them to clips.

If you make some of your own, I'd love to see them!

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  1. So cute! I need to make one for my daughter, and maybe I can place one on my son's shirt for our out-of-town Thanksgiving!

    The...Late, Young Family

  2. Those are adorable! I'm going to keep a look out for fall flowers.

  3. Too cute! I like how you turned them into hairbows too. My daughter would love one of those in her hair. I might need to whip one up for her for school tomorrow. Thanks for the idea.
    Lilybug Designs

  4. What a cute craft, I love the way these look, very cute for a napkin ring or hair pretty!

  5. Aaawwww!! These are so perfect (and versatile). I love them both for the napkin rings AND the hair clip!!

  6. Super cute idea! I love them! I tried pinning it but it seems like there may be something wrong with Pinterest. I'll be back to pin it! Thanks for sharing:)

  7. This is so cute! I LOVE it as a pony holder! I might make those for my girls and all the girl cousins this Thanksgiving! Thanks for linking up with me! :)

  8. These are great! I love your blog...simple with great pictures! Thanks for stopping by Hating Martha!

  9. This is adorable!!! Stopping by from the Tater Tots blog hop.

  10. What a creative idea, the flowers make perfect feathers! I am having a Turkey SHow Off Party on my blog this weekend, complete with fun turkey prizes, and I would LOVE for you to show this off!


  11. What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, I appreciate it! I would be thrilled for you to come and link this project up to my Head to Head Showdown link party, going on right now. ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

  12. This is super. I have to try this next year, it's so frugal too!
    Thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday!

  13. These napkin holders are darling! I would love to do this for T-giving this year. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. How cute, the pony tail holder is so sweet. Kathi

  15. Popping over from Wow me Wed. This is so adorable! Thank you for posting, I repinned and can't wait to creat it with my girls!


  16. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-7.html

  17. I never would have thought of this! What an amazing idea! I will definitely be making these for Thanksgiving!

  18. These are adorable!! So clever! I saw you on Create.Craft.Love and came to say hello. I'm pinning!

  19. What a creative idea! I don't know that I ever would have thought to use the flower petals...it came out perfect!!

    Thanks for partying with us this week at Keep Calm & Link Up!! Happy Friday!!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

  20. Made them yesterday with my daughter and her friends and they turned out so cute!! What a fun, clever craft. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Oops...forgot the link.

  21. Stephanie, these are adorable! I want a turkey hairclip to wear on Thanksgiving. Such a clever and easy craft. Sharing all over the place!

  22. this is so super cute! The kids would love this!

  23. SO cute. Seriously. I can barely handle it.

  24. So creative Steph! Love this idea. :)

  25. I bought a bag of flower heads at a dollar store. It has a lot of fall colors in it. They save the flowers that fall off the bunches of flowers and sell them for 1$. I had no idea what I was going to do with them but now here is one idea. Thank you!!!