Shake Your Tail Feathers with Our Oreo Turkey Pops!
Last year was the debut of our now legendary Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Pops. Maybe the cutest and most fun Thanksgiving project out there, three year olds to folks in their nineties love making Oreo Turkey Pops. And since they were so popular last year, we’ve brought them back for a second year!
– candy fruit slices
– chocolate melts
– soft caramels
– candy eye balls
– round orange sprinkles
– small heart-shaped sprinkles
– lollipop sticks
– decorating bag
– small round piping tip
Start by gathering your materials.
Next, spread some sugar on a flat surface. Use the palm of your hand or a rolling pin to gently flatten a fruit slice. Continue flattening until the slice is thin and fanned out, like a tail.
To give the tail a layered effect, roll each of the next two slices slightly smaller than the last. Repeat process with remaining fruit slices. Next, melt your chocolate melts and add to a pastry bag fitted with a small round piping tip (alternatively, you could just cut off the tip of the pastry bag). Use the chocolate to attach the “tail feathers” to each other.
Add additional chocolate to the bottom of the tail and set upright on a cookie sheet or parchment paper to dry. Don’t forget to insert the lollipop stick! Add another dollop of chocolate between the back and middle tail feathers and place the stick in between the two layers.
Now it’s time to make those cute little faces! Start by unwrapping the caramels. Soften caramels in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds, then remove and gently roll into a ball. Then, flatten caramels slightly.
Then apply a few small dots of chocolate to the caramel for the eyes, nose, and gobble. Very carefully place each piece into place. Now use more chocolate to attach the “face” to the “body” (aka Oreo).
Let body dry for 10 minutes. Once the body has had some time to set up, attach to the tail feather with more chocolate.
Then pop your turkey pops in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before standing up. Now you’re ready to let those turkey pops shake their tail feathers!
What are your favorite Thanksgiving treats? Let us know in the comments section below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)