These started out as a very simple idea to turn Ferrero Rocher chocolates into pumpkins. You know, just real quick, add a little stem and vine at the top?? Easy peasy. But (always a but) I couldn't get past an idea I had in the middle of the night last night to make them turkeys. My rosette-flower-obsession disorder got the best of me and I decided they had to be turkeys!!
I started out by making the tail feathers. I used DCWV 5-1/2"x7" "Harvest Gathering" mat stack (last year's design) and chose several of the panels. Cut them in half length-wise so I had two 2-1/4"x7" strips from each panel. I scored them every quarter-inch, then fan folded them.
Next I made the turkey heads. After rummaging through my supplies trying to decide how to do this, I settled on using a 1/2" circle punch, brown card stock, a couple of wiggly eyes, a holly berry stem and puff balls.
The holly berries came these mini pine cone clusters that I deconstructed and separated from the cones.
I punched a 1/16" hole through a 1/2" circle of brown cardstock, then slipped the holly berries through and positioned them so they would hang as the turkey's "gobblers" below their face.
|Here's the heads ready for beaks.|
I just glued the beaks onto the front of the face right above the berries/gobblers.
Next I added a little puff ball to the backs of the heads as "necks" - and because I didn't want to glue the faces flat against the chocolate ball.
|Puff balls being glued to the backs of the heads|
Next glue the heads on, The puff ball and head are so light weight, it just takes the teeniest drop of glue to stay on -- just enough to stick but not enough to cause the chocolate to melt!!
And here's a few pics of the finished turkeys! There's going to be one of these guys sitting at the table at each place setting this year!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! May you be blessed and safe this Thanksgiving!!
TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!