This year, with all of the extra time we’ve spent at home, I have re-visited some of the fun and funky decorations of years gone by. One of my favorites is the Clay Pot Turkey Thanksgiving decoration, with his colorful feathers and long legs, he sits on a shelf watching over all of the preparations and festivities!
Quick and Easy Clay Pot Turkey Thanksgiving Decoration
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Here’s what you need to make a Turkey from a Clay Pot:
- Clay Pot – 4″
- Wooden Ball Knob – 2″
- Americana Acrylic by DecoArt – Dark Chocolate, Lamp Black, Titanium White
- Kunin Classic Felt Craft Cuts – Sandstone, Gold, and Ruby
- Calico Fabric Fat Quarters – Brown and Yellow
- Ribbon – Seam Binding
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Tombow MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Embroidered Letters
- Spray Stain – Walnut and Mustard Seed
- Paper Towels
Here’s how to create a Turkey Decoration for Thanksgiving:
Paint wooden ball knob with Americana Dark Chocolate let dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary. Attach the wooden ball knob to the bottom of the clay pot with a glue gun and glue sticks. Cut a triangle beak from Gold Felt, a waddle from Ruby Felt, and then attach to the turkey’s face. Create two Americana Lamp Black ovals for eyes and two lines for eyebrows. Add highlights to both eyes with a dot of Americana Titanium White.
Cut out a large rainbow shape from Sandstone Felt and then cut triangular notches around the outside for the turkey’s feathers. Cut smaller turkey feathers from brown calico fabric and attach to felt with MONO Multi Liquid Glue. Attach feathers to the back of the turkey body with a glue gun.
Add a message to the base of the turkey with embroidered letters from the craft store. Remove the white letters from the sheet, layout on several layers of paper towel, and mist with spray stain in walnut brown, let dry. Attach to the front center of the turkey body with MONO Multi Liquid Glue and the fine tip applicator. TIP: I use this hack all the time. Purchase white embroidered letters, stickers, chipboard, etc., and color them to custom match every project.
Measure and cut two strips of yellow calico fabric one inch wide by 18″ long from the fat quarter with scissors. Knot loosely in the middle to create knees. Cut two turkey feet from Gold Felt and glue them to the bottom of the turkey legs. Attach the top of the turkey legs to the inside, front center of the turkey body with a glue gun and glue sticks.
To finish the Clay Pot Turkey Thanksgiving decoration tie a golden yellow ribbon around his neck. TIP: I used the same hack as the letters. Purchase white seam binding ribbon and custom color with a spray stain to match every project!
Create a Clay Pot Turkey Thanksgiving Decoration in 30 Minutes
I used to make these Clay Pot Turkey Thanksgiving decorations with my Nieces and Nephews when they were little. Back then I substituted silk leaves from the dollar store, left off the legs and hand wrote names on the clay pot to use as place cards for the Thanksgiving table.
This newly updated version of the Clay Pot Turkey Thanksgiving decoration turned out just the way I had imagined. It is so warm and inviting with just a bit of country charm.
Thanksgiving is the perfect crafting holiday, so check out some of my favorites! Hand-Drawn Pumpkin Free Printable to Color this Autumn OR Hand-Lettered Thanksgiving Place Cards in Fun Fall Colors OR Rainbow Ribbon Turkey Decorations for Thanksgiving all perfect projects to create with the kiddos!
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