I’m so excited to share this fun Paper Feathered Turkey with you today! A few weeks ago I was in charge of a couple of crafts at Super Saturday, and I had some 1″ x 12″ scraps of this fun fall paper left over. I can’t just throw perfectly good paper away, so I put it in my stash of scraps. I’d been thinking about making a Turkey, and had a couple of ideas, then I remembered these strips of paper! They were perfect.
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Supplies needed for this project:
- Fall Colored Double Sided Cardstock
- Turkey Body (I cut my own using MDF and my Jig Saw)
- Brown Paint
- Jewel for the Eyes
- Yellow Paper Scraps
- Red Paper Scrap
- Burlap Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun
- Paper Trimmer
If you don’t already have strips of 1″ x 12″ paper, then use your paper trimmer to cut some. I love this paper trimmer because it is precise and the lines are straight because of the rotary cutter on it.
I started by using my jigsaw to cut the pear shape for the Turkey body. I had drawn the shape on a paper then traced it onto my wood and cut it out. Then I cut a piece of cardstock that was just smaller than the larger part of the Turkey’s body. This is what I glued the paper feathers to.
I used my hot glue gun to glue the paper strips and layered them a little as well.
I love that the paper is double sided so it’s not boring on the inside of the feathers either!
I painted the Turkey body brown and using the sandpaper did just a slight distressing on it. I added some jewels for the eyes then free hand cut out the beak and red hangy thing using scraps of yellow and red cardstock. (I have no idea what it’s called. Edit: I’ve since learned that it’s called a waddle.) 🙂
I also free hand cut out the feet from yellow cardstock.
Once I had the face and feet on the Turkey, I thought it needed a little something more, so I added some burlap ribbon, and the give thanks ribbon on top of it.
I seriously am loving how it turned out! It’s currently adorning my front door!
What do you have on your front door for Thanksgiving?
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