Pine Cone Turkeys are cemented in my childhood memory. They were an annual craft in my elementary school years. Usually the last day before we got our fall break the teacher would have puzzle pages, mazes and some sort of craft. We usually used construction paper for the pine cone turkeys but this In The Hoop Pine Cone Turkey project will make them sturdier and sparkly.
So how cute is this? A simple pine cone transformed into a decoration that you can use on your holiday table. How about one for each of your family members and dinner guests? Notice the small tag hanging on the front says "Thankful For". A chalk marker can be used to fill in whatever you want. How about a new family tradition where each person writes in what they are most thankful for?
The special material used to give all that textured shine is Mylar. I have talked about the magic of Mylar before and it is so much fun to work with. Look for it in the gift wrapping section of your local store.
Ultra Firm Interfacing is the other material that allows the finished pieces to stand up tall. Here you see the pattern piece for the turkey tail. Mylar gives the shine to the front, the interfacing gives structure and the fabric conceals all of the stitches on the back so everything is pretty.
Here is the tail with all of the beautiful fall colors. You can customize those any way you like. You can also see the removal of the Mylar. It comes away very easily.
Once all of the pieces are completed, there are a few steps to prep them for installation. Here you see yarn being used in button holes. This allows the pieces to be woven into the pine cone and held securely in place.
Have I piqued your interest and sparked some creative thoughts? You can watch the entire In The Hoop Pine Cone Turkey video stitch out below to see how fun and easy this project will be. See the design here in my store. Once the Thanksgiving season is over, you can remove all of the pieces and store for next year. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
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