Plump Pine Cones (spherical shaped)
Bumpy Chenille Wires (1 red, 1 orange,5 other colors)
Glue (craft, wood, or all purpose that dries clear)
Make sure each pine cone is dried thoroughly.
Cut the bumps apart in each chenille wire. Using wire cutters,
cut in the center of each place where the wire narrows down--you
want the bumps whole and fluffy.
Take one red bump and shape into an 'S'. Glue this to the
rounded end of the cone with the bump protruding somewhat above
the cone for the head of the turkey.
Take one orange bump and shape into a 'V'. Glue this under the
bottom of the round part of the cone for the legs and feet. The
feet can be shaped later. Toes can even be added.
Take five to seven other bumps and carefully bend them so the
narrow ends can be twisted together leaving the puffy end somewhat
rounded. Glue as many of these as nicely fits close to the flatter
stemmed end of the pine cone remembering to use glue only on the
twisted end of the chenille wire.
Let dry and then adjust shaped of chenille wires to make your
turkey look more realistic.