Half-circles of florists’ foam (one small, one large). Available at Jo-Ann.
Loose flowers in a variety of colors. We used mums, orchids, wheat and leafy plants from A New Leaf (312 S Dearborn St, 312-427-9097). Florist pins (available at Jo-Ann) or paper clips
How to make the turkey:
Using florist pins or straightened paper clips, secure the smaller foam half-circle to the larger half-circle. The smaller piece will eventually be the bird’s head, while the larger one serves as its body. Then, use the pins to secure each flower and create the bird’s “feathers.” There’s really no right or wrong way to arrange the flora, so be creative. Like any living creature, this turkey thrives on water—so don’t forget to keep its foam well hydrated.