Craftastic Wednesday…Getting My Thanksgiving Table Decor On!

AUTHOR: | POSTED: November 6, 2012 | COMMENTS: 2 Comments

Carolyn Savage

Yes, yes, I know.  It’s two weeks away, but given the constant state of chaos in this house, it’s never too early to get a few of our Turkey Day chores picked off! 

 I started with a craft that I’m proud to report I came up with on my own (haven’t signed onto Pinterest in over a month).  That being said, I’ll have to remember my password, as this little project is definitely pin-worthy!   It’s also a perfect activity for Thanksgiving afternoon.  Do you have little guests who aren’t into football?  If so, put their 5+ year old hands to work by having this craft ready to go a few hours before the big dinner.  (You’ll have to do the spray painting the day before.)

So, it’s time to get your “Turkey Table On”, and fire up the glue gun to make your Thanksgiving a litte more festive!


Turkey Place Holders

Mary Kate and I did these  together.  She loved every second, but absolutely adored the wiggle eyes!


Supplies  (I bought everything at Hobby Lobby)

Wooden drawer pulls (one for each person and found in wood craft aisle)

Dark brown spray paint

Lt. brown (tannish) pom pom (for turkey head)

One bag of wiggle eyes (found near doll making supplies)

A bag of miniature multi-colored feathers (5-7 per turkey)

craft glue

orange felt (we used the self adhesive kind that were in the shape of flowers)

one sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock in your color of choice (I used burnt orange)


1.  Spray paint wooden drawer knobs dark brown with spray paint.  Allow an hour to dry completely.

While knobs are drying…

2.   Using craft glue, adhere wiggle eyes to tan pom pom.

3.  Glue five to seven multi-colored feathers to back side of turkey in the shape of a fan!  Allow glue to dry.


4.  Once wooden drawer pulls are dry, glue tan pom pom to top of dark brown drawer pull.

5.  Cut tiny triangles out of orange felt for turkey beek.  Adhere to tan pom pom.

6.  Glue mini clothes pin to back of turkey so the pincher side is up.  (Conceal clothes pin behind feathers!)


7.  Cut card stock into 2 inch by 1 inch rectangles.  Write names of dinner guests on card stock.

8.  Once clothes pin is securely glued to back side of turkey, pinch open and place name card in clothes pin.



Now how cute is that?


2 Comments on “ Craftastic Wednesday…Getting My Thanksgiving Table Decor On! ”

  • Kristen | November 7th, 2012 8:22 pm

    Very cute Carolyn I LOVE them very cute idea

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  • Jjiraffe | November 21st, 2012 3:26 am

    These are adorable!! LOVE.

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