**Originally published November 26, 2013**
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!!
- Brown Ribbon (20 inches)
- Pink Ribbon (less than 1 inch)
- Ribbon for Feathers (your choice)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Clippie or Headband
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):
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!