I can’t believe I’m talking about Thanksgiving already! But, guess what? Monday is Thanksgiving here in Canada! I for one cannot wait because I am craving turkey and all the trimmings so badly! Our last turkey holiday seems like so long ago and after dealing with Gestational Diabetes for the majority of my pregnancy I feel like I need this big turkey meal more than anything right now!
Next Monday being Thanksgiving means my kids will have a 4 day week next week but guess what? They also get a 4 day week this week.. Friday is a PA day so they’ll be home Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday! That means I need to break out the crafts and fun things to do this weekend so why not do some fun Thanksgiving crafts?
This brings us to this ADORABLE candle. I am obsessed with candles. Due to our bird I can’t have many around the house, so I keep some in the bathroom and my bedroom and this turkey candle would make the perfect little piece for on a Thanksgiving table. It’s also perfect for kids to make to celebrate the holiday!
Thanksgiving Turkey Candle
Brown colored candle in glass (Dollar Store)
Red, white, black, and orange craft felt
Assorted fall colored pipe cleaners
Hot glue, glue gun
- Begin by crafting the face of your turkey. This will consist of two large white circles, two small black circles, an orange triangle and a red squiggled oval gobbler. You will use your craft felt for all of these shapes.
- Add a dab of glue to the back of each shape and assemble your turkey face. Simply layer the circles to create an eye ball with pupil, and then glue the triangle beneath the eyes. Glue the gobbler right under the beak. Press each into place, hold until secure, and allow to dry.
- Once the face is competed you can work on your feathers. Fold your segments of pipe cleaners into ovals. Twist the ends together to close them.
- Add a generous amount of glue to the base of the “feathers” and press to the back of the candle. We adhered ours over the label for best results. Hold in place until dry and secure.
- Your turkey candle can now be enjoyed. Just light and place in safe spot!
And the adorable finished product… it’s so much fun! I am not usually a big fan of Turkey’s but when they are in craft or art form I’m a big fan, aren’t they adorable?
What type of decorations do you like putting out for Thanksgiving? Any DIY?