Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I made this cute little turkey hairclip for my little turkey. It is not to hard to make and you can have this Turkey Hairclip be an addition to their cuteness when dressed for Thanksgiving!!
DIY Turkey Hairclip
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon (brown, orange, yellow, red)
- 5/8″ ribbon (brown and orange)
- ruler or measuring tape
- alligator clip
- hot glue gun
- googly eyes (optional)
Line alligator clip
You can line the clip whatever color you chose. I went with brown to match the body of the turkey. Cut the ribbon to the length needed (the clip length varies depending where you buy the clip). Heat seal the ribbon by quickly running the lighter across the ends and hot glue in place. I only line the top prong, inside the ‘pinch’, and part way on the bottom. I think the clip stays in hair much better without the bottom completely lined.
Make the turkey body
Using the 3/8″ brown grosgrain ribbon cut 3 strips : 5 1/2″, 5″ and 4″ .
With the 5 1/2″ loop the ribbon to look like an awareness ribbon and hold in place with a drop of hot glue.
Glue the top of the loop down. Cut the ends at a slight angle and heat seal.
With the 5″ ribbon make a loop leaving a small tail at the end (about 1/4″).
Repeat with the 4″ ribbon in the opposite direction.
Glue the smaller loop on the bigger loop.
Place a drop of glue on the small tails left on the body and attach the head.
Make the feathers
Cut five peices of ribbon to 3 1/2″. I cut two yellow, two a light orange, and one red.
Glue each one into a little loop.
Glue the feathers to the body.
Make a cute face
Using 5/8″ orange cut a triangle for the beak. (heat seal all sides).
Cut a tiny scrap of the 3/8″ red in half to make the wattle.
Add two little googly eyes if you wish.
This is optional because the eyes can fall off and become a potential choking hazard,
so please be safe if you are making this for a baby or young child.
Add a 1.5″ peice of brown to the back to help keep the feathers more secure.
Glue on the lined alligator clip.
And if you have some hot glue mess left on your turkey (I know I do!!) peel it off once it is dry.