Happy Harvest Plus A Craft Project

November 22, 2017
Happy Harvest friends!

I couldn't let Thanksgiving go by without checking in on you all and wishing you a Blessed bounty of tender hearts, thoughtful companions, hearty laughter, genuine smiles pumpkin pie and an adorable and easy craft!

As most of us in the kitchen know it requires hours and hours to prepare the Thanksgiving meal however eating the meal takes minutes.

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. This is not coincidence."
-Erma Bombeck

Happy Harvest

When restless hands tire of watching the parades, football, and playing games during the afternoon lull, how about making an adorable craft a PomPom Turkey.

I tend to believe that busy hands make happy people and that crafting can solve many problems in our world!

Supplies For Pom Pom Turkey

There are so many ways to have fun with this craft and one of them is the choice of yarn you decide on. In our home we are going to make a non-traditional, spunky looking Turkey,

Adorable DIY Pompom Turkey

Isn't this just the most adorable little yarn craft ever and just look it's easy and can be made in 30 minutes!!

I have included a general supply list and instructions below however for specific colors, details and a pattern which you can download just click on this link.

General Supplies

  1. Yarn
  2. Chenille Stems/pipe cleaners
  3. Feathers in assorted colors
  4. Wiggle eyes
  5. Elmer's Glue
  6. Adhesive Foam Sheets (red and yellow)
  7. Pompom maker
  8. Scissors

General instructions

Making a craft with pompoms is super fun and simple using a Pompom maker like the one I used here to make my Pompom Wreath. I shared a few of the details and a link of this project in an earlier post, you might find it helpful to read if this is your first time using a pompom maker.

  1. After making one small and large pompom tie the tails of the yarn together and trim away excess yarn ( this is your turkey)
  2. Cut out two triangle shapes out of adhesive foam sheet for the beak (pattern and detail instructions Here.) glue to head of turkey.
  3. Cut a tear shaped wattle out of red foam, glue below beak.
  4. Glue on Wiggle eyes
  5. Make legs out of chenille stems and glue onto Turkey pompom body.
  6. To make tail cut out tombstone shape from foam sheets and glue on feathers.
  7.  Remove adhesive backing from foam and attach to body of turkey-add more glue if needed.

Searching For Bears And Crafting With The Grandgirls!

After Afton, Maisy and I finished tromping through the woods yesterday afternoon (looking for bears and not finding one!) Although we did find a super cool turtle shell, we headed back up to the house, had a little bonfire, and made some pompoms for our future turkeys. I love craft projects like these because it gives you the opportunity to chat, reconnect and create not only a craft but memories too.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Crafting friends from our family to yours!
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  1. Your little turkey is no turkey! It's a gem! Adorable! And perfect for your holiday table!

    Do have a Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. Very grateful for you, your support and your joy.

  2. That Pom Pom turkey is too cute. I was just at Michael's this morning, and found a little "F" stocking for baby Francesca. They have so many clever ideas there. This is a cute picture of your grandgirls, and how nice that you took a walk in the woods with them. Happy Thanksgiving, dear Jemma. : )

    love, ~Sheri

  3. ps.....thank you so much for the e-card. I loved it!

  4. Super cute Grands & spunky turkey!! ❤️❤️

  5. That's the cutest friggin thing ever! I'm gonna try this with my niece next year.

    XO Ellen from Ask Away


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