The girls are ready with their Thanksgiving dresses, but I have been looking for a fun hair bow to match.
I saw these turkey hair clippies and thought it would be fun to try one on my own! Luckily, I found great and better yet - FREE - directions here.
This bow is actually my second attempt. I made one following the directions exactly and used hot glue for all of the steps. But, the ribbon I used is not very stiff and my glue gun is not the best. As a result, the glue didn't hold like I had hoped. In fact, Bitty Baby pulled on the first one and was able to tear it apart pretty easily.
So, on the little bow in the picture, I made the entire turkey step by step by tacking the ribbon as I went along with matching embroidery floss. I already had the floss from an old cross stitch project. Then I glued the finished turkey to the clippie.
This little gobbler can be worn a couple of ways - alone - or clipped to a small bow for a little one
Or, to a bigger bow for an older girl
Other ideas I've seen are to put googley eyes on the face or paint eyes on with acrylic paint. I was tempted to do that, but thought I should stop while I was ahead ... can I just tell you how many projects I've ruined because I thought it needed just a little more? Ha!
This project really is quick and easy! In fact, I'm going to make a few more tonight for some sweet little turkeys close to my heart! Gobble, Gobble!