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Thanksgiving Crafts: Handmade Turkey Pin Gift

Create a pom-pom and pipe cleaner turkey pin using the Mini Bowdabra. The Mini Bowdabra holds all the craft pieces together Handmade Turkey Pin Giftas you easily form the turkey pin. This unique turkey pin is a perfect Thanksgiving hostess gift or teacher’s gift. Help children to make several turkeys to give to their friends!

Material List:
Mini Bowdabra
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Chenille Stems
Brown Pom-Pom
Steel Pin Back


1. Begin by cutting an 18” piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Lay it into the Mini Bowdabra. You’ll have a loop at one end and two loose pieces at the opposite end.

Bowdabra Bow Wire

2. Next, take a red chenille stem and fold it in half. Cut the chenille stem along the fold. Then take one of the two chenille stems and fold it in half, again.

Red Chenille Stem

3. Place the chenille stem both ends down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra Tool

4. Cut several more chenille stems in half and then fold them in half, again. Place the ends inside the Mini Bowdabra.

Multi Colored Chenille Stems

5. Next, cut an orange chenille stem in half. Place both haves along the bottom for the turkey’s feet.

Orange Chenille Stem

6. Take a large brown chenille stem and fold it in half. Twist them together for the turkey’s neck and bend the very ends.Brown Chenille Stem

7. Place the turkey’s neck into the Mini Bowdabra, loop end down.

Mini Bowdabra Thanksgiving Crafts

8. Next, spreading the Mini Bowdabra towers place a brown pom-pom inside.

Mini Bowdabra Towers

9. Scrunch down the ribbon with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. While the turkey is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

DIY Thanksgiving Crafts

10. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the turkey is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

Turkey Pin Gift with Bowdabra Bow Wire

11. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the turkey and knot.

Handmade Bowdabra Bow Wire

12. Using the Bowdabra Bow Wire attach the steel pin to the back of the turkey. Trim away excess wire.

Handmade Thanksgiving Turkey Pin Gift

13. Form the chenille stem turkey feathers, bend brown chenille stem to form the turkey’s neck and head, and lastly attach a small piece of red chenille stem for the turkey’s snood.

Chenille Stem Turkey Feathers

14. Proudly wear your festive handmade turkey pin or give it as a gift.

Festive Handmade Turkey Pin

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