Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Turkey Hair Bow Tutorial

Good morning, Islanders!
 
 
It's finally time to share the infamous Turkey Bow tutorial.  I've received requests for this tutorial since 2010 when I made Munch's first bow (see the post with its debut here) so I know you're excited!!
 
Supplies
 
- Brown Ribbon (20 inches)
- Pink Ribbon (less than 1 inch)
- Ribbon for Feathers (your choice)
- String
- Hot Glue Gun
- Lighter
- Clippie or Headband
 
Step-by-Steps
 
Note: thinner ribbon works better for this design.
 
1. Cut the brown ribbon into the following pieces - 3 in., 2 in., 1.5 in., and two (2) 1 in. pieces
 
2.  Glue the ends of the 3 in., 2 in., 1.5 in. pieces together to create a loops like this:
 

 
3.  For the 1 in. pieces, create a flat loop (pictured below to the far right):
 
 
4.  Stack the loops according to size (dabbing glue at each layer's meeting point):

Back view

Front view
 
5. Repeat with the two remaining loops to create the turkey head.  Glue the head on top of the body:

 
6.  Cut 5 pieces of the feather ribbon(s) to be 2 in. long.  Create the open loops:

 
7.  Glue the loops to the back of the turkey:

 
8.  Cut a small triangle for the beak and a squiggly strip for the "turkey jiggle" (as Munch calls it):

 
9.  Glue to clippie (after covering with brown ribbon OR to piece of felt for headband.
 
10.  Enjoy your festive and fabulous turkey bow!!!
 

 
Once I made one, I stopped measuring and whipped up bows for all of our friends.  They make great gifts for little girls:
 
 
 
PLUS, a few spools of ribbon really go a LONG way!


 
Enjoy!
 
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