Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksiving Turkey Hair Bow

Hi! My name is Brave Brooke and I blog over at Wayward Girls Crafts with my three sisters and mom. We have high hopes for crafts that don't always turn out perfect. I have an 18 month old little girl and last year for her first Thanksgiving I made her a cute turkey bow. We're in the "no bow is a good bow" stage with her and most of the time they are discarded within 30 seconds so I'm not sure I'll be able to get her to wear it this year!

Thanksgiving Bow:

Ribbons (I used pink, yellow, and orange. 3.5" of the pink and 12" of the orange and yellow)
Stiff Interfacing
Brown Fabric (you could replace the interfacing and brown fabric with stiff brown felt)
Fabric Paint (white, black and red)
Small orange felt beak
1. I cut out the shape of the turkey body out of interfacing. I cut the fabric just bigger than the body and glued it on the front. I then cut slits around the edge of the body so it would lay flat while I glued it around the edge.
IMG_1545 2. I cut the ribbon in pink 3.5" x1, orange 3.5" x2 and 2.5" x2, and yellow 3.5" x2 and 2.5" x2 lengths. I looped them and hot glued them.

3. I glued them onto the back of the turkey with the small loops in the middle of the large loops.

4. I glued on the small orange beak, made a waddle with red paint and the eyes with white and black paint. I made a loop with the interfacing on the back so it can be put on the interchangeable clip and onto a headband because she still doesn't have anything more than a fuzzy head :)

After all this I smeared the eye so I put a bow on the Turkey because she's a girl.


Here is her whole Thanksgiving Day outfit: Isn't she a cutie!? Her onesie is courtesy of her Aunt Jaime. My daughter was being a total stinker and wasn't smiling.

I have some more bow tutorials found here. We would love to have you stop by and say hello! 


  1. How adorable is this?!?! She is such a cutie!!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. Very cute! Love it on a headband and by its self!