by Beth Watson
Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year to create home décor items. Not only to decorate my house but also to give as gifts to family and friends.
This GIVE THANKS Turkey Door Décor went together quick and easy in just an evening!
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Walnut Brown (4); Ruby (3); Gold (2); Orange (2); Copper Canyon (2); White (1) and Black (1).
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Smoothfoam Discs – 12” (1) and 6” (1)
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens # 985 and # 837
- Americana Paints by DecoArt – Dark Chocolate
- Turkey Patterns
- Permanent Marker; Scissors; Paint Brush; Wiggle Eye; Chipboard; Wooden Banner; Canvas Letters; Jute Braid (24” length);
Here’s How To Make It:
Basecoat top, bottom and sides of 12” and 6” Smoothfoam Discs with Dark Chocolate paint, let dry.
Download and print Turkey Patterns HERE. Cut out, trace on to chipboard, then cut out again. Trace and cut out 12 large feathers on Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Walnut Brown, 12 large feathers on Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Ruby, 12 small feathers on Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Gold and 12 small feathers on Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Orange.
Measure and cut three 12” by ¾” strips from Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Walnut Brown. Glue to edge of 12” Smoothfoam Disc.
Starting at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock, begin gluing down the large Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Walnut Brown feathers first.
Place large Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Ruby feathers in same fashion, but shifting slightly so the center of the Ruby feather matches up with the joint of the Walnut Brown feathers. Glue in place.
Repeat process for small Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Gold feathers and small Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Orange Feathers.
Measure and cut two 12” by ¾” strips of Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Copper Canyon. Glue to edge of 6” Smoothfoam Disc. Trace and cut a 6” circle Copper Canyon Felt, glue to top of 6” Smoothfoam Disc, let dry.
Trace and cut out Turkey Body from Walnut Brown Felt, Beak and buckle from Gold Felt, Waddle from Ruby Felt, Hat from Black Felt and Hat Trim from White Felt. Glue all pieces together, using the photo as your guide. Add wiggle eye above beak. Glue Turkey to center of 6” Smoothfoam Disc, then glue to center of 12” Smoothfoam Disc. Attach self-adhesive pearls randomly to turkey feathers.
Place wooden banner on Copper Canyon Felt, trace and cut out, then glue to surface. Color canvas letters with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, then attach to felt covered banner. Embellish with pearls.
Find center of 24” length of braided jute, secure to work surface with tape. Glue Banner 2” down from center, then glue Turkey 2” down from the banner.
Mix and match colors to personalize your Turkey Door Décor, then make one for your door and a second to brighten someone’s Thanksgiving!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth