November 10, 2011

Flower Turkeys - Crafting in the Rain

Hello Sugar Bee readers! Thanks for letting me crash your blog for a bit, Mandy! 

I'm Steph from Crafting in the Rain and I'm so excited to have a minute with you all today.  I hope you'll enjoy this fast and super easy little project. 

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)
Optional:  Napkin rings and burlap
Flowers--fall colors are all super cheap at craft stores these days

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 :)

And there you have it.  I hope you liked it!  If you did, you might also like a couple of my favorite other projects.    

Thanks again, and I hope you all have a fantastic day!



About Author:

Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

I love it when I see a craft that I have all the supplies for! Looks like my kids have a fun craft for their day off tomorrow. Thanks!

Steph, that is a super cute idea!

Thanks you guys! I have to tell you, I took an extra one and glued a clip in it, and it looks so cute on my daughter's ponytail!

Thank you for your post. Very nice tutorial . See you over on your blog! barb

Love this! What a great idea!

so cute! My daughters would love this!

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