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Create a Modular Origami Turkey for Your Holiday Table with Roni

Posted on November 09 2019

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching so I thought it would be fun to use Rinea Foiled Papers to spice up the holiday table. This darling turkey can be used purely for decoration or it could double as place holders for your guests.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

This is a very simple Modular Origami creation which simply means we'll be using more than one piece of folded paper in order to make the finished piece. You'll be surprised just how easy it is. Let's jump right in...

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 1 - Fold a 6" x 12" piece of Mocha/Mocha Starstruck foiled paper in half lengthwise; open it up.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 2 - Fold one of the top corners towards the center fold line and crease; repeat with the second corner. Yes, this is just like a paper airplane - told you this was going to be easy!

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 3 - Fold both corners towards the center fold line a second time.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 4 - Fold both sides in towards the center fold one last time.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 5 - Fold the paper in half by bringing the tip down to the bottom lining it up on the center fold line.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 6 - Fold 2" of the point to the opposite end and crease.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 7 - Pull the point upwards and out so the turkey body is now standing up and the beak is pointing straight ahead. Set this piece aside.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 8 - Cut 3 sheets of foiled paper as follows:

(1) Marigold/Marigold Starstruck 3" x 12"
(1) Gold/Gold Glossy 4" x 12"
(1) Ruby/Ruby Starstruck 5" x 12"

You will also need a 6" x 12" piece of Mocha/Gold Glossy foiled paper.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 9 - Score all 4 sheets of foiled paper every 1/2". If you are using a Scor-Pal you can score all 4 pieces at once to save time.

Step 10 - Fold each sheet accordion style.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 11 - Trim one end of the accordion-folded foiled paper to a point. This will create the look of individual feathers.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 12 - Put a line of adhesive directly behind the turkey body; create a fan with the Marigold accordion-folded paper and stick it down to the base of the turkey.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 13 - Fan out the Gold accordion-folded paper and attach it directly behind the Marigold fan/feathers.  Affix the Ruby and Mocha fan/feathers as you did the Marigold and Gold fans/feathers.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 14 - There will be approximately 3-4" of the base after the feathers have been attached; fold the excess up behind the feathers and give it a few waves to make it look more like feathers.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 15 - Cut a long skinny heart (approximately 2" long) from a scrap of Ruby/Gold Glossy foiled paper.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 16 - Fold the heart in half, at about the center of the heart, fold it at a 90-degree angle; leave about 1/4" to the left and fold the rest back towards the right-hand side. 

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Step 17 - Slip this over the turkey's beak so it slides on snug the fold the remaining section over the right side of the beak to hold it in place. This will create the turkey wattle and snood. Add a drop of glue to hold it in place.

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

You can use the finished turkey as is...

Rinea Foiled Paper Modular Origami Turkey with Roni

Or you can affix a name place card for each of your guests on the chest of the turkey for a fancy invitation to be seated.

Supplies:

Rinea - Mocha/Mocha Starstruck, Marigold/Marigold Starstruck, Ruby/Ruby Starstruck, Gold/Gold Glossy, Mocha/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers

Scissors
Scor-Pal
Adhesive

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