Turkey Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

Turkey Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

Welcome to this weeks Holiday Extravaganza! This week, I’m sharing a turkey ribbon sculpture tutorial. There’s even more holiday goodness for you at the bottom of the post:)

I’ve been pinning these cute sculptures to my ribbon board on Pinterest. I finally made some of my own, and I thought I’d show you how I did it.


5 1/2″ of 1.5 inch wide ribbon for the head
6 1/2″ and 5 1/2″ of half inch wide ribbon for the body
1″ of 1.5 inch ribbon for the feet
1″ square of ribbon for the beak
Two 5″ squares of tulle
Curly ribbon for the gobbler
Googly eyes
Optional: ribbon for bow, gemstone

Begin by glueing your head into a loop. Form another loop with each body piece, making sure the tops form a 90′ angle.

Glue 5 or 6 feathers to the back of your turkey’s head, covering the seam in back.

Tie a knot in the middle of each of your 2 tulle pieces.

Below is a front and back view of how your turkey’s head will look.

Glue the smaller loop inside the bigger loop. This is your turkey’s body. Attach the body to the head.

Cut your small ribbon pieces into a beak and feet shape. Pinking shears are nice for the toes. Talons? Whatever turkey toes are called.

Attach the toes to the body, and glue the beak to the center of your turkey’s head.

I left the beak sticking up a bit so I could tuck the red gobbler under. I apologize for my lack of expertise on turkey anatomy. I have no idea what that thing is called either! Below I’ve added the eyes and whatchamacallit.

And now your turkey is all done! But I had to add one last touch: a little bow!

I made four of these on barrettes for my daughter’s and her bffs at school. But turkey ribbon sculptures aren’t just for hairbows; they’d also be a cute magnet, bookmark, or pin.

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Hannah Smith

    awww, this is adorable and hilarious all rolled into one xxx

  2. Mel

    I love those ribbon sculpture too, although my own are more fails! So cute bet the girls loved them!
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  3. Jen @ PinkWhen

    This is so cute! I really love how creative you are!! I also wished you lived closer so you could educate me on my sewing machine…LOL
    Jen @ PinkWhen recently posted…How to Make a Paper WreathMy Profile


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