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Festive Turkey Centerpiece For Halloween and Thanksgiving-Felt And A Pineapple

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Felt Turkey and Pineapple

Felt Turkey and Pineapple

Felt Turkey

I have been making these little turkeys for about 5 years. I got the pattern from an old friend. I have made them for friends and church bazaars. Big hit! it's a wonderful hostess gift. All you need is felt squares and a fresh pineapple with a big top. According to the color you choose, it could be used as a Halloween centerpiece on a bed of colorful leave and small gourds. For Thanksgiving, a few chrysanthemums and tiny pumpkins. It smells good, and you can eat it!


Pattern

Pattern

Pattern


I scanned the pattern as a jpeg.

Right click it

And print it full page

Cut it out ✄

Trace around pattern

Trace around pattern

Trace pattern




Use the color felt of your choice

Trace around pattern with

a pencil . It won't show because

when it's sewn it will be inside.

pattern drawn on felt

pattern drawn on felt

Sewing it together

Place 2 felt pieces together with drawing on top

Pin or tack together with thread

so they won't move around.

Sew on the machine exactly on the drawn line.

DO NOT sew between the arrows

Trim close to stitching and turn. I use eyebrow tweezers and blunt utensils to pull the neck through.



Stuff cotton in neck cavity

Stuff cotton in neck cavity

Bottom left open

Bottom left open



After turning, stuff neck cavity with cotton.

Leave the bottom half empty and the back open







✄ Glue eye on each side



Felt colors and edgings

Felt colors and edgings

utensils

utensils

Hints



Felt squares come in many colors

I buy left over trim






When turning the fabric, don't use anything with a sharp point



Glue the trim

Glue the trim

Glue the trim

Place the turkey over a rolled towel and glue the trim. When it dries, it will look festive on a big tailed fresh pineapple!

Happy Crafting ✄

Comments

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on October 10, 2011:

Thank you MM. :-)

Movie Master from United Kingdom on October 09, 2011:

Hi ann, what a great idea and instructions, thank you for sharing.

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on October 09, 2011:

Thanks Peggy, I value your opinion.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 09, 2011:

This is not only a useful and informative hub for those who like to decorate and like crafts, but timely for this season of the year. Will have to share this one! Votes up and will tweet and FB this one. Great photos to illustrate your hub. Thanks!

taylorslaw from Taylors on October 07, 2011:

This is so cute. A vote up from me.

Rosie Rose from Toronto, Canada on October 07, 2011:

Hiya Ann, oh what great idea! I love it. Thanks for giving us the pattern, and the instructions with photos are excellent. Voted up and very useful indeed.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

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