Written by Kathleen Ballos of Snowdrop & Co
I love looking at retro party supplies for inspiration. When browsing online recently, I noticed tons of honeycomb-paper turkeys in all sizes for Thanksgiving. Some looked pretty neat but most were a bit dated, so I decided to put a modern spin on the idea with these mini DIY turkeys! Use them to add a pop of color to your centerpiece, put one on each place setting, or even use them to top your pumpkin pie!
Click through for the step-by-step instructions…
• Honeycomb paper (or mini honeycomb balls)
• Card stock
• Wire cutters
• Plastic-coated wire
• Hot glue gun
1. On the edge of your honeycomb paper, trace and cut out half a circle.
2. On scrap card stock, draw a simple shape of a turkey neck/head and wings, plus trace a circle but add scallops to the edges (this will be the tail).
3. Trace the turkey templates onto card stock to match the honeycomb paper and cut out. Make sure to cut out two wings, and cut a slit into the middle of the circular tail as shown.
4. Hot glue the turkey’s neck onto the honeycomb and then open the honeycomb and hot glue into a ball.
5. Use a fine-tip marker to draw details on the tail if you wish, and then hot glue the round tail into a very slight cone. Hot glue onto the back of the honeycomb ball, and glue the wings onto either side of the body.
6. Cut and bend a piece of plastic-coated wire to look like bird legs and then hot glue to the bottom of the honeycomb ball.