I really like fall, and am hoping for a relatively dry one this year as we have lots to do outside yet. My family is having Thanksgiving at my sister’s house this year for the very first time, and I’m not sure how many fall decorations she has so I wanted to create some unique holiday accents. The beauty of the two-piece design is that it can be used on a variety of circumferences to fit bottles, pillar candles, jars, etc. These are very simple Halloween and Thanksgiving designs.
There are only a few pieces in the actual design, but they can be enhanced using markers, chalk, etc – as well as pipe cleaners and other doo-dads – to make a wide variety of your very own colorful decorations.
I used Copic markers to color the beak and waddle as well as to add color to the turkey feathers. I used a hot glue gun to assemble the components. After putting several drops of hot glue on the underside of the beak, I simply inserted the waddle and held it there until the glue had slightly cooled. At that point I could position it exactly where I wanted it.
I prefer to use a brayer and the inside of my hand to create a nice, smooth curve as shown below. I also used this method to curve the feathers slightly outward for the back piece.
And here is the finished product. The pieces overlap so that it can adjust for a variety of size cylinders.
This free file from Team KNK includes the pumpkin and the turkey and can be downloaded from this link: http://teamknk.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/WineBottleTurkeyPumpkin.zip