I always wanted to come out with something quick and easy to make for Mother’s day craft so that kids can make it for their moms too. My little pom-pom chick immediately came to my mind (remember I made a basket out of them?). This time I am converting the chicks into turkeys (I make another 2 smaller white turkey chicks) by adding pipe cleaners tail and make them into a mommy-baby pom-pom turkey brooch, especially for this coming Mother’s Day celebration!!! You can get the pom-pom and chenille pipe cleaner from Michaels.
May? What? It is May already!!! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I was in panic mode again because I have no idea what project to come out with. Fortunately, I was inspired by Micheals’ Mother’s Day Gift Idea [click the link and see the pipe cleaner flower on the decorating mug (top right photo)], my heart-beat rate and blood pressure went back to normal, no more crinkle on my forehead, no more finger biting, and no more head-scratching… I am safe!!! 🙂
Now, I am done with the Mother’s Day craft, I better start thinking of Father’s Day. Getting into panic mode is not fun and I don’t want to trigger a heart attack and can’t even say bye-bye to you all… lol… just kidding! Whoops… looks like my annual body check-up has been overdue for years, let me ring up the medical center to schedule one soon. Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, remember, a better life needs good health!
Are you thinking what I am thinking after seeing the brooch? How about turning this pom-pom turkey brooch into Thanksgiving Card Placeholder in November?
Pom-Pom Turkey Brooch
Make: 1 brooch
1. Pom Pom – 1″, qty= 2, color= pink
2. Pom Pom – 1/2″, qty= 4, color= white
3. Felt scrap
4. Beads – small (about 3mm), qty= 6, color= black
5. Chenille Pipe Cleaners – cut to 3″, qty= 8, assorted colors
6. Brooch pin – 3/4″, qty= 1
1. All-purpose quick dry adhesive
Get ready all the tools & materials stated in the above list.
Make 1 pom-pom mommy turkey (pink) and 2 pom-pom baby turkey (white) with this tutorial. Omit the wings for the turkey chicks.
Cut a circle felt with the size of the brooch pin, i.e. 3/4″ diameter.
Bend the pipe cleaners to form a “u” shape.
Twist the ends together.
squeeze some quick dry adhesive on the end.
Bond it to the circle felt. Repeat for the rest of the pipe cleaners until you put all 8 on the felt.
This is the tail of the turkey.
Squeeze a generous amount of adhesive on the center of the tail.
Place the mommy turkey on the tail, press a while for it to completely adhere to the tail.
Apply adhesive on the alternate side of the turkey chicks and glue them to their mommy.
Squeeze them closely to their mommy while gluing.
Squeeze a generous amount of adhesive to the brooch pin.
Glue the brooch pin to the back of the pom-pom turkey.
Wait for them to dry completely before pinning it on your clothes.