This little turkey is quite simple to make. The cost is minimal
and he makes a great table decoration or hostess gift for
You will need
1- 1 1/2" diameter wooden ball
1- 2 1/4" diameter clay pot
3 or 4 feathers
small bowtie or 6 inch length of ribbon
6 inch length of jute or raffia
white craft or hot glue
black finetip marker
small and large paintbrushes
acrylic paints in brown, tan, mustard yellow, red, and rose
clear coat spray
What you do
Place newspaper down on work surface. Turn clay pot over and glue
wooden ball to bottom of pot. When glue is dry, use large paint
brush to paint entire the outside of the clay pot and the entire
wooden ball with brown paint. Let dry and apply a second coat.
When dry, use large paint brush to fleck on spots of tan paint for
effect. This does not have to be perfect! Using small paint brush,
paint on feet and beak, use the photo as a guide if needed.
Use small paintbrush to paint on the gobbler in red. Dab large
paintbrush or stencil dotter in rose paint. Dab onto newspaper or
paper towel until all excess paint is removed. Gently dab onto
"cheeks" of turkey's face. With the black finetip marker, drawn on
eyes and dot nostrils onto beak. Spray entire surface with clear
Glue miniature bow tie in place, or fashion a simple bow out of
ribbon and glue in place. Trim excess to suit your tastes. Tie a
piece of jute or raffia through the holes of the green button. Tie
a bow and trim excess. Glue button to the body below the bowtie.
Glue feathers to the back so that they stick up above the back of
the turkey's head.