Wednesday, November 7, 2012

No Sew {Turkey Flag}

Hello! Can you believe it is already November?? And a week into it at that.  I cannot, this year has flown by, but I am really excited about the holidays coming up!  I'm ready to put my Christmas decorations up, but I don't think my husband would be up for that yet, so I'll try to wait just a couple more weeks. :) 
So onto my latest project!  I may have turned my love of making wreaths into something else... garden flags! lol Yes, this is another post about a garden flag, I'm sorry, I know its really redundant, but this one is so cute I just had to share! :) My mom wanted me to make her a Fall one like the one I did here, but I had something else in mind.  Since she is hosting Thanksgiving for our family this year I thought a turkey would be super cute! 
These flags are SO SO easy to make I'm telling you!  I know I say that about everything I make, but seriously this is simple as it gets.  And for this one I used up the rest of the scraps I had from my from my Fall tree one.  I love using up scraps! I had the burlap, so all I needed was a piece of felt for the body, that was .25 cents! 

For this one I cut a piece of burlap about 12 inches wide, then cut 7 pieces of fabric for the feathers.  I cut one piece then used it as a template for the other 6 pieces.  
After that, I cut a body shape out of felt.  I didn't sew a single thing on this.  I used fabric glue for everything, making it even easier!! I put glue along the edges on the back side to keep it from fraying and used a paint brush to paint on the glue to the fabric pieces.  
Finally, I added little eyes, beak, and legs out of fabric too.  I love how he looks googly eyed, my husband said he looked like a South Park character, lol.  I think he is super cute!! :) He kind of reminds me of a Shawn the Sheep character, have you seen that? If you have kids you should watch it on Netfilx, it's claymation and it cracks me up! 

Just to let you know how strong the glue is, the first garden flag I made held up really well, in rain and everything.   The possibilities are endless for garden flags, especially if you have fabric scraps to use up!  I'd love to know if you try to make one.
Like I said before I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving, but I am so excited for all the festivities. Gobble Gobble, I hope you are having a great start to the Holiday season!  

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  1. Oh my cuteness!!! Rock on with your garden flags girl, so adorable.

  2. So, so cute! Love his bright feathers :) This is a project I could totally get behind because, while I don't mind the sewing machine, it can be such a pain to drag out at times! xo. Cat

  3. That is just the cutest flag ever! I love the colors. :)