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Forget store-bought apple pies and boring crudités, Goddess Gossip searched high and low for these three seriously awesome and adorable Thanksgiving showstoppers. Whether you fancy yourself a Martha Stewart in training, craft-challenged or somewhere in between, there's a DIY Thanksgiving project for you that will add a special touch to any and all celebrations.

Learn More Waffle Cone Cornucopia
Perfect project for: The craft challenged
(adult supervision required)
For use as: Favors or place settings
 

What You'll Need:
•  Waffle Ice Cream Cones
•  Candy
•  Cellophane Bags
•  String/Ribbon
•  Bakers String
 
 

Fool-proof Instructions:
Fill a bowl with hot water, and keep it close to the microwave. Dip each cone into the hot water for 30 seconds, then drop a little bit of water into the bottom of each cone, using your fingertips. Microwave each cone for about 30 seconds or until you can bend the cones. (Warning: cones WILL be HOT!). Now stuff each cone with soft paper towels. Fill her up with colorful candy. Cover with cellophane bags, cut to size. Tie with string or ribbon.

Learn More Turkey Treats
Perfect project for: The semi-crafty
(manual dexterity required)
For use as: Parting gifts or table decorations
 

What You'll Need:
•  Tulle
•  Reese's Pieces or M&Ms in Fall colors
•  Yellow, orange, brown, and red pipe cleaners
•  Googly eyes
•  Glue
•  Small clear hair elastics
 

Fool-proof Instructions:
Place candy in the middle of the tulle circles and close with the elastic bands. Leave enough excess tulle to form the feathers. To make the head, cut the brown pipe cleaner to approximately 6 inches. Roll it, leaving about 2 inches at the end. Now, cut slightly more than a 1-inch piece of the orange pipe cleaner for the beak, and wrap it around the outer coil of the brown pipe cleaner. Cut a red piece of pipe cleaner for the wattle and glue eyes on either side of the beak. For the feet, cut a yellow pipe cleaner to approximately 8 inches and fold into three toes. Now, stick the body parts into your tulle.

Learn More Garlic-Herb Turkey Cheese Ball
Perfect project for: Martha Stewart groupies,
Rachel Ray fans
For use as: Appetizers
 

What You'll Need:
For the Cheese Ball:
•  2 packages cream cheese, softened
•  2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as dill, oregano and thyme)
•  2 garlic cloves, minced
•  1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
•  1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
 
For Decorating:
•  3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted, then chopped
•  1 whole almond (for the beak)
•  1 sliced red bell pepper
•  1 raisin
•  Dried papaya or orange bell pepper slices (for the feet)
•  Pretzel sticks

Fool-proof Instructions:
For the cheese ball, mix cream cheese, herbs, garlic, mustard and salt using a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a spatula. Cover and refrigerate for two hours or overnight. To decorate the cheese ball, scoop out most of the cheese mixture, reserving a walnut-sized portion for the head. Form a ball with cheese and roll in toasted, chopped almonds. Set the almond-covered cheese ball aside. Roll the remaining cheese into a small ball and set it on top of the larger ball. (This is the turkey's head.) Cut a raisin in half and place each half on the head for the eyes. The whole almond should be set in the middle as the beak. Arrange a small piece of red pepper under the beak for the turkey's wattle. Slice dried papaya or orange bell pepper and stick the slices into the bottom of the cheese ball for the feet. Arrange thin pretzel sticks on the back of the cheese ball like tail feathers. Serve with assorted crackers and crudités.

TIP: Decorate the turkey cheese ball no more than an hour before serving, so it doesn't get soggy.


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I'm not a turkey, but I do have a wattle. What can I do to get rid of it without surgery?

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