Cindi’s Creative Solutions

Wooden Spool Turkeys

Designed by Cindi McGee – Behind These Eyes™
Spool Turkeys How 2
Display your wooden spool turkeys for a fun seasonal decoration, or slip in small place cards and use on your Thanksgiving table.
Materials: 
  • Wooden spools – assorted sizes 
  • DecoArt®
  • Beacon Adhesives™
  • CreateAlong.com
    • Blowing in the Wind Feather Silicone Mold
  • Makin’s Clay®
    • Earth Tones
      • Merlot
  • White acrylic paint
  • Toothpick 
  • Burlap
    • Original
    • Light brown
    • Dark brown 
  • Paper Towels 
Instructions:
  1. Color woodens spools using deep brown creme wax.
  2. Wrap each spool in a strip of burlap, using 3-in-1 adhesive to attach.

    Wooden Spool Turkeys How 1-2

    Coloring spools and wrapping each with burlap

  3. Using feather silicone mold and assorted shades from the Earth Tones pack of clay, make assorted feathers.

    Wooden Spool Turkeys How 3

    Create wings with clay and silicone mold

  4. Arrange feathers as desired for tail of each turkey.

    Wooden Spool Turkeys How 4

    Arranging clay feathers

  5. Mount feathers together to form tails. Glue tails to top edge of each spool.
  6. Make heads of turkey with brown clay. Mount to front top edge of each spool.
    Wood Spool Turkeys How 5

    Making turkey heads

     

  7. Use clay to make beaks & wattles. Attach to heads.
  8. Use toothpick to make eyes with white paint.

    Wooden Spool Turkey How 6

    Creating wattles, beaks and eyes

  9. Let clay dry 24 hours.
Wooden Spool Turkeys

If desired, make place cards and insert into feathers