This colorful ribbon turkey can be used as an ornament, attached to elastic for a napkin ring, or even used as a baby toy!
7 1" wide ribbon (asst. colors, 5" long)
2 1/4" wide ribbon (yellow, 2" long)
felt (lt. brown, yellow, and red)
embroidery floss (lt. brown, black, yellow, and red)
Create templates for the turkey body, beak, and waddle.
Stick the templates to the felt (using rolls of tape) and cut out two bodies, a beak, and a waddle.
Use coordinating embroidery floss to attach the beak to the turkey "front". Then attach the waddle.
Create the eyes using a French knot.
Use a lighter to melt the ribbon edges to prevent fraying. Fold the pieces of ribbon over and pin them to the back of turkey "front" to create feathers. Use a basting stitch to attach the ribbons to the felt, then remove the pins.
Fold the 1/4" ribbon pieces in half to create feet. Pin them in place.
Sandwich the ribbons between the turkey "back" and "front". Sew the bodies together using a backstitch. Remove the basting stitch.
NOTE: To make napkin rings, attach a loop of elastic to the back to wrap around cloth napkins. To make an ornament, attach a loop of ribbon to the back to hang it from. Leave it as is for a baby toy.