Who Are You Calling a Turkey? Door Greeter


A few months ago, I ran across a stash of metal rake heads that just called my name. Out of that stash, I created this Turkey Rake Door Greeter. A cute way to recycle, and a colorful addition to your front door just in time for the holidays!
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This colorful addition to the doorway is sure to make folks smile!
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I started out with a rake head, giving it a coating of white spray primer.
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nce dry, use acrylic paints to paint the colorful tail feathers. I used brown, orange and yellow. It will take several coats of paint to get good coverage.
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While you are waiting for paint to dry, coat each of your styrofoam pieces with FloraCraft® Smooth Finish. This spread on finish makes your foam pieces paintable! Once everything has dried, cut the styrofoam circle in half and glue each half down on each side of the rake bottom, gluing in place with metal glue.
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Glue the cone in place as his neck and glue the styrofoam head in place.
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Start painting your turkey! Again, he will need several coats. I spent more time on this project waiting for things to dry than I actually spent on the project! Paint two glass cabochons white and glue in place as eyes. Once dry, add details.
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For the full, detailed tutorial, check out my website at: http://suzyssitcom.com/2013/11/turkey-recycled-rake-door-greeter.html
Susan Myers

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