Nicole™ Crafts Thanksgiving Turkey Clothespin

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Thanksgiving Turkey Clothespin

Most would agree: a Thanksgiving decoration just isn't complete without a turkey. When you are done making this project, consider making the Pilgrim Girl and Pilgrim Boy Clothespins for a well-rounded holiday scene.

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Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint clothespin Milk Chocolate. When dry, cover with Mod Podge.
  • 2
    Fold orange chenille stem in half. Fold each side down about 1 inch from first fold. Fold back up about 1 inch from second fold. Twist both sides together. Bend at bottom of twist and glue to side edge of clothespin for leg. Repeat for other leg.
  • 3
    Find eight long light brown feathers. Glue four to each side about 3 ½ inches from top of clothespin for wings.
  • 4
    Glue on pheasant feathers pad to cover tops of legs and ends of wings.
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    Glue smaller light brown feathers to top part of clothespin to form head.
  • 6
    Using templates, cut shapes from foam. Glue wattle, beak and eyes to head.
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    Glue three pieces each of red, yellow and orange feathers to back side of clothespin for tail.

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Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Clothespin 9 inches 104147178
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Flesh 104258604
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104258592
  • Touch of Nature® 4 inch x 5 inch Pheasant Pad 104277888
  • Nicole™ Crafts Feather Hackle Light Brown 104277111
  • Touch of Nature® Assorted Feathers Multi-Color Quill 12 inch 60 pc. 104277856
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6mm Multi-Color 25 pc. 104277481
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 10mm 104233379
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Matte Finish 104107932
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 12 104118907
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • iLOVEtoCREATE Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
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