Smoothfoam 8” half-ball
Smoothfoam 3” ball
Wescott Self-Healing Mat
DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface paint – Brown Sugar
Fabric stiffener spray
Fabric scraps, jute twine
Hot glue gun
Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac
Sandpaper, paint brushes, bowl, wax paper, iron.
Our Thanksgiving turkey wall hanging is cute and festive. Learn how to make this DIY Thanksgiving wall decor below.
1. Lightly sand the seam on the 3” ball and the surface of the 8” half-ball to make smooth.
2. Paint the ball and the half ball with 2 coats of Brown Sugar; let dry.
3. Cut 12 rectangles of coordinating fabrics to 5-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Fold each piece accordion-style 4 times along the 5-1/2” edge.
4. Cut the top edge of each accordion at a slant to create dovetailed ends.
5. Pour fabric stiffener into a bowl and dunk each fabric piece in to thoroughly saturate. Place fabrics onto wax paper to dry.
6. When dry, re-fold each piece and iron to sharpen the creases, then fan out the folds.
7. Cut a long slit into the top of the half-ball, 1” in from the edge.
8. Carefully insert each piece of folded fabric into the slit and hot glue it in place from the inside. Fan out each fabric feather as needed once glued in place.
9. Repeat until all feathers are in place for tail. The fabric stiffener will make then stand up straight and allow you to unfold and bend as needed to create a full-feathered tail.
10. Slice a 1/2″ circle around the bottom of the 3″ ball.
11. Remove the pieces so the ball (turkey’s head) has a flat edge to rest against the body.
12. Cut wing shapes from fabric.
13. Glue the top corner of each wing to the sides of bowl as shown.
14. Cut a beak and waddle from fabric. I cut two waddles and glued them back to back so the pattern would be the same on both sides. Glue in place on the head.
15. Hot glue two button eyes to the head.
16. Hot glue the head to the body.
17. Hot glue a piece of jute twine to the back of the body, along the top edge behind the feathers for hanging.