Since you all loved the Nicole Duke’s Easy & Free DIY Leaf Rose tutorial, I thought you’d like to keep in theme and try this one! Those fall leaves are still coming down like crazy and every day I notice gorgeous colors to make crafts with. I found this on Pinterest and followed it to a site called My Creative Stirrings (picture credit). I fell in love and think you will too!
Here’s what we did:
You will need:
Cardboard for 5-6 circles
Glue – Elmer’s or hot glue
Leaves – around 20
Note: If you want to preserve your decoration, trying preserving the leaves before you start.
Gather cardboard and cut out 5-6 different sized circles. Use your kitchen Tupperware and bowls as stencils.
Remove stems from leaves. Keep two brown colored stems for the legs.
Glue leaves to the upper outer rim of each cardboard piece.
Layer your cardboard pieces on top of each other and staple together.
Glue a large brown leaf on the turkey’s body circle and then either trim off the excess leaf or fold over the edges.
Repeat previous step for the turkey head.
Staple the turkey body to the rest of the circles.
Cut out an orange leaf triangle and find a red leaf for the wattle (red part that comes off the neck of a turkey) and glue in place.
Glue googly eyes in place.