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One of my more popular blog posts from back in the day that seems to be repining well on Pinterest is a turkey pot project one of my neighbors and I did a couple of years ago. She sells them at craft fairs and I thought they were super cute so we made them one day. I posted about it on my blog and a lot of people have asked for a tutorial. I finally got around to making one, so here you go!
Acrylic paint (orange, brown, and white)
Small orange clay hearts – these are made from orange modeling clay and cut out with a tiny Wilton heart shaped cookie cutter. They’ve already been baked according to package instructions.
Terracotta pots (~1 1/2″ across the top)
Accents (like a raffia bow or buttons)
Note: I purchased all of these supplies at AC Moore, but I provided some Amazon links above.
Here are closeups of the packages for the wooden accents.
Here’s what to do:
First, paint your wooden spoons brown, front and back, using multiple coats.
Then paint your hearts orange, front and back, using multiple coats.
Use your Sharpie pen to draw faux stitching around the edges and eyes on the turkey body.
Using the back side of your paintbrush, dip in white paint and add dots to the eyes to brighten them.
Add hot glue to the center of the heart and attach the pot. This makes the turkey feet.
Add glue to the front edge of the pot and glue on the turkey body. Glue the leaves to the back of the pot and add any accents to the turkey, like a button or raffia bow.
That’s it! They make the cutest little place settings for Thanksgiving or treats for a neighbor, coworker, or friend.
I added little bags of regular and smores candy corn and will put these on the table for my daughters this year.
Enjoy! Let me know if you have any other questions.