Peat Pot Turkeys

13 October

Thanksgiving is going to be much different this year than other years for some. My family is so small I think we will still be getting together just like we do every year. I hope that you can still gather with yours for some yummy feasts πŸ˜‹


I don't typically do much crafting or decorating for Thanksgiving so I thought it was high time I made something for the day!


I haven't been doing much shopping lately so I'm making things with supplies I already have on hand! Like these adorable little turkey place setting markers.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Peat Pot Turkeys

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Supplies Needed to Make Your Own


Start with a few 2-inch peat pots.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Paint them with cinnamon craft paint. Don't worry about getting full coverage, they will be cute with a very rustic paint job where some of the peat pot shows through 😊


To make the face, use the end of a paintbrush and black craft paint to create two oval eyes. Use the decorating chalks and a Q-tip to create cheeks (regular blush will work too... or chalk, or paint), and then use the end of a smaller paintbrush to add little highlight dots to the eyes and cheeks with the white craft paint.


Peat Pot Turkeys

Now we need to make it look a little bit more like a turkey!!


Use the orange Sculpey clay and roll two small balls (about 1/2" each). Put the balls next to each other and pinch the bottom together to create a heart shape. 


Peat Pot Turkeys

Peat Pot Turkeys


Rub your finger over the seam to smooth it over so it doesn't show.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Use a toothpick or other sharp object to create a little smile on the beak.


Peat Pot Turkeys


To make a waddle, roll a ball of red clay, then roll it into a rope and smash it down shaping it a little to be smaller at the top by pinching with your fingers at the top.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Lay the waddle over the side of the beak and gently press it down so they are stuck together. Make two 
little lines on the top of the beak with the toothpick.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Bake according to the package instructions. (Note: some of these are snowman noses mixed in with turkey beaks! πŸ˜‚)


Peat Pot Turkeys


Once it has cooled, glue it to the peat pot with hot glue.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Now our adorable little turkey needs some tail feathers!! I used some vintage crepe paper streamers I had (you could also use feathers, felt, scrapbook paper... whatever you have on hand will work!)


Peat Pot Turkeys


Cut a length of each color (you'll need three colors) about 6 inches long each.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Scrunch each one up to create a little fan shape.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Use hot glue to glue them to the back of the pot. Add the first color toward the bottom, move up a little, glue the next color on top of the first, move up a little bit more, and add the last color on top of that. They should be stair-stepped so that you can see all the colors when you turn it around.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Cut a heart shape out of scrapbook paper and glue that over the top of the whole mess on the back!!


Peat Pot Turkeys


If you want to make your adorable peat pot turkey into a place-setting marker, you will need a small piece of florist's dry foam.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Cut a little piece and push it down into the pot, it should fit snuggly.


Peat Pot Turkeys


Cut a length of wire about 10 to 12 inches long, and wrap the center around a pen to create a loop to hold the place card marker. Stick it down into the foam.


Peat Pot Turkeys


I put some crinkle-cut basket filler in mine. Some candy would be cute too!


Peat Pot Turkeys

Peat Pot Turkeys

Peat Pot Turkeys


This little turkey has gone rogue!! Tee-hee!


Peat Pot Turkeys

Peat Pot Turkeys


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