||Click here for the pattern for our prim and proper turkey craft, Autumn.
Trace around the turkey and
wings pattern provided onto a double layer of white muslin.
||Sew on the traced line leaving
an opening on the side of the wings for turning and stuffing, and an
opening on the side of the turkey.
Then trim around the turkey and wing where you just sewed leaving a 1/4"
||Turn the turkey and feathers
pretty side out.
Stuff the turkey and
Hand sew the openings closed.
||Paint the feathers. Paint one
red, one gold, and one orange.
a strong stain mixture (1/4 cup
of instant coffee mixed with 1 cup of warm water and 1 teaspoon of
cinnamon) paint the whole
turkey body and feathers on both sides.
Place all pieces on a cookie sheet covered
in foil and bake until dry at 170 degrees. You may want to flip the pieces
every once in awhile to keep from burning. Keep a good eye on them.
||Once dry, hand sew the
feathers onto the back of the turkey body.
||Using a permanent marker, give
Autumn eyes and eye lashes.
small triangle about 1/2" from brown or gold fabric and hand sew or
hot glue onto the nose area. Cut a gobbler from red fabric about 1" in
size and sew or hot glue onto neck area.
||Cut 2 tiny slits into the
bottom of the turkey where you want the little legs to be. Put a dab of
hot glue on the end of a stick and poke the stick in the hole and hold in
place until dry. Do the same to the second leg.
||Using natural raffia tie a
decorative bow around Autumn's neck. Autumn the Prim & Pretty turkey is ready
to strut her stuff with your other Thanksgiving pumpkins and turkeys!
||You may also want to make
Bernard, the Rustic Raggedy Primitive