This is the first year that I will be hosting Thanksgiving at our house. In honor of that, I decided to make a turkey to “host” our meal. I started with some embroidery hoops
I quickly painted both hoops with some brown acrylic paint.
Once those were dry, I grabbed some of my leftover burlap (from this project) and put into the hoops.
I trimmed the excess burlap from around the hoop. Then, I was ready to add feet! I simply cut two little feet out of felt and hot glued them to the bottom of the hoop. Mathlete claim they look more like people feet than turkey feet but I don’t have a close enough relationship with a turkey to really know. So, I left them like they were. Since the edge of the hoop is pretty small, I wrapped a little portion of the feet around the back of the hoop and glued it there too.
I had picked up some feathers and decided, instead of using felt to make turkey feathers, I would use the “real” ones. I simply positioned them how I wanted and then hot glued them to the hoop.
While the feathers dried, I placed the eyes and beak on my smaller hoop and glued them on. Then, I attached the two hoops together. I’m sure you can guess but I used hot glue for that too!
H was sleeping when I finished this guy up so I can’t wait until she discovers him this afternoon!
Have you made any fun Thanksgiving crafts recently? Are you all ready for the upcoming holiday?
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