Hi Pebbles fans! Amanda here today. I so love November. The weather finally gets to a chill, it’s my birthday month, and we get to have a Thanksgiving feast. It seriously is my favorite month of the year. I also love embroidery hoop decor. Embroidery hoops are inexpensive and widely available which makes them perfect for seasonal decor.
This happy turkey hoop decor comes together in a snap and is super easy to make. I love how the shape of the turkey feathers follow the line of the hoop. This project is kid friendly, too (with a little help with the glue gun).
When creating a piece of embroidery hoop decor, sometimes I adhere the paper to the top of the hoop, sometimes I adhere it to the bottom of the hoop. Since this turkey has a lot of dimension, I decided to adhere the paper to the back of the hoop.
I like to hide the embroidery hoop attachment with a pretty bow. Burlap adds a soft, rustic touch to this Thanksgiving decor.
To create the turkey feathers, score and fold three 12″ strips of patterned paper into accordion fans. These strips of paper are 3 1/4″, 2 3/4″, and 2 1/4″ wide. Vary the width of the paper depending on the size of your hoop. I used a 9″ embroidery hoop for this project.
Keep the three layers of your fan together by stapling the ends together with a mini stapler. This will keep your fan layers from flying all over the place.
After you have stapled the ends of your fan together, put a huge blob of hot glue on a circle punch and place the end of the fan right in the middle. Hold down the paper fan until the glue dries completely.
Two words: Slick. Writer. This magical pen makes the turkey’s eyes possible. Draw a black spot on a white enamel dot and you have instant eyes. Making a paper turkey is way easier than it seems. Layer two brown circle punches (1 1/2″ and 1″), trim a beak and a wattle out of scrap paper, and adhere the eyes. So easy.
Add a festive sentiment with Thickers, adhere the embroidery hoop to the paper and trim any excess with a craft knife. Top with a cute bow. Friendly Turkey Day reminder! If you are cooking a frozen turkey next week, now is a good time to put it in the fridge to thaw. Only one week to go!
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