handmade turkey hairbow

November 9, 2010

the turkeys
So, I have a thing with hairbows...

You might remember that I made some easter bunny hair ties for Juliet earlier this year and then these fourth of July ones this summer. Well, even though I have a million other things I should be doing in my spare hour while the newborn naps, I still somehow found the need to make these turkeys the other day.
(It was Sunday, Ben was watching football, what else was I supposed to do?!)

Here's how you make them (if you are interested). They are a little more involved than the bunny ones, but all you need is some buttons, ribbon, craft foam, googly eyes, and a hot glue gun. Oh. and don't forget the hair clips.
Start by gluing the buttons like this to make the body and the head.
Next, make the feathers. Fold a piece of ribbon in half and then fold the edges into a point and secure with hot glue. I used a toothpick to hold the ribbon down while the glue dried.
Make as many feathers as you need to fill in the space on your button. I think the amount depends on the size of your buttons. I used 5 for the blue turkey and 7 for the pink.

Glue the feathers to the back of the button to form the tail.
I used a small piece of ribbon to finish off the edges and keep them from falling off.
pink turkey hair clip
I finished by gluing on the eyes, beak, wattle, and feet! (I used craft foam for the beak, wattle, and feet--but I think felt would probably work as well.)
blue turkey hair clip
He's ready to go for turkey day!
You can also glue the turkey on sideways like this for another option.
This way you don't see the clip!

Linking to: Get Your Craft On, Getting Crafty on Hump Day, Show and Tell, Saturday Mornings Strut Your Stuff, and these parties...


Brimful Curiosities said...

Those are so adorable. Thanks for including all the instructions!

Chels said...

That's so crafty and cute! I'm sure Juliet appreciates the time you take to make her fun things!

Jenny said...


artsy_momma said...

Those are absolutely adorable!

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

Vanessa! You are adorable! I feel an etsy shop comin' on!!

Stacie said...

So adorable!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is SO cute! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

Kara said...

Very very cute!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

These are so adorable! Love them!!!

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

Amanda Dale said...

OMG! Totally adorable and simple! I am definitely going to try this out for my little girl! Thanks for the post!

Jami said...

I have a thing for hairbows too. My little girl has one for every color combo...but NOT a turkey YET! Thanks for sharing this idea. I'd love for you to come join the fun at my Theme Party Thursday. This project is just perfect. :)

Janae @ Somewhat Couture said...

THANK YOU for coming up with my girl scout craft! I have some real fashionable girls who are going to die when they see what we are making! Thanks! Janae

Kara said...

I ended up whipping up a few of these and I love how easy they were and how cute they came out. I linked back to you in my post about them:

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Oh I love these! I have a little girl who would love me to make some for her! Thanks!

Heather - Dollar Store Crafts said...

Hee hee, these are really cute! :) Linked at my twitter page (@dollarcraft)

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