For Thanksgiving this past weekend I had all intensions of making Pinecone Turkey Name Placecard Name holders. Now I thought of this rather late…on Wednesday evening. I crawled around under the trees at work on Thursday morning looking for cones that were partially open. After grocery shopping and picking up this and that I finally settled down to making them later in the evening and that was the only time I could make them. Now they are easy to make but not all “children” should be using hot glue.
Here is how I made them. I’ll let you know why I only got to the 4th one and decided I couldn’t make another one this year. And why I decided to use them as table decoration and give one to each couple as a favour. YOU might want to glue a little card with each person’s name on it to sit at their place setting.
I found all these goodies at the dollar store and had enough left over to make lots of other things. So what I have pictured above for these little gobblies are a bag of tiny wiggly eyes, coloured pipecleaners (you only need reds and oranges) and coloured feathers (or natural colours). You’ll also need a glue gun.
Next I took a little black pompom and glued it in the centre front for his head and glued on 2 wiggly eyes. Careful hot!! I took a 3″ piece of red pipecleaner and folded that in half. I then flattened and folded under the end piece to form his little waddle.
Finally I used the coloured feathers (or you could use natural coloured feathers) and hot glued them to the backof the cone for his tail.
Be very careful. This is very hot, sticky business and the reason why I stopped at number 4. See?
If you make some for your Thanksgiving…please send me your pics to share. Have fun…
What WAS funny about the whole thing was that I tried to find pinecones that were somewhat open and crawled around the trees at work looking without much success. After I’d made all the little turkeys I set them on my diningroom table. Whe I returned from work I couldn’t believe it – they all looked…dead!! Belly up. I wondered WHO had been in and done that….and why were some of the legs at the back now. *lol*. During the day those silly little guys had popped open, lost grip with those little orange footsies and with their rounded tummies they had flipped over. A joke on me I guess.