Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft

• When my niece suggested this one, I was like “eh,” but it is cute. I think it is more kid-ish, so keep that in mind. It would be GREAT for a children’s table centerpiece.

• Because of the hot glue gun, I suggest this craft can be made by older children under adult supervision (and you may want to man the glue gun and then have your child hold the pieces together). Goop might work (although I have not done it), but it will have a longer drying time.

• The pumpkin purchased had folds. This worked great as it hid the ends of the turkey feathers in the pumpkin-body. Keep that in mind when selecting your artificial pumpkin for the turkey’s body.

If you would like to make more Thanksgiving Day Crafts, you might enjoy these:

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft – Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving!

Turkey Wine Glass DIY – Make your own adorable Turkey Wine Glass, or make three for a set!

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – Make this simple yet pretty and easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY for the holidays. In under an hour you can have festive Thanksgiving decor!

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece – you will not believe how easy it is to make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece with items purchased at a dollar store!

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY – one of my favorite crafts on this blog, it is simply gorgeous!

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft Materials:

• 2 Googly Eyes (these are large shown)
• 1 Pinecone (this is a large one)
• 1 small artificial Pumpkin
• 2 Orange Pipe Cleaners
• 1 Red Pipe Cleaner
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• 12 Turkey Feathers

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft Directions:

• Form a beak using two orange pipe cleaners.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


• Form a waddle using a red pipe cleaner.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


• Hot glue the beak to the end of a large (medium could work too) pinecone.
• Hot glue the waddle to the underside of the pinecone.
• Position, and then hot glue two large googly eyes at the top of the pinecone. Hot glue in place.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


• Hot glue the pinecone-head to the pumpkin-body. Hold until dry (this take a LOT of hot glue).

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


• Position 12 turkey feathers in place on the back of the artificial pumpkin. Stagger for 2-3 rows so the plumage will look more “natural.” If you can hide the ends of the feathers inside the faux pumpkin, do so.
• Hot glue the feathers in place.

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DIY Craft. This is a simple to make 15 minute craft for Thanksgiving. Adults and older children will love this adorable little turkey, perfect for tabletop or mantel decor. If you are looking for a simple Thanksgiving craft idea, this easy Thanksgiving turkey DIY craft is it!


• That is it! Your Thanksgiving Turkey is ready for display.


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Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft. Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!

You can make this large or small. Use a small glass jar, like a salsa or maraschino cherry jar, or a mayo jar for a larger turkey. Make one for each setting, and fill it with chocolates to allow your guests to take home a Thanksgiving dinner memento. Or, make one large turkey and several smaller ones for a centerpiece or mantel set.

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft

If you would like to make more Thanksgiving day crafts here are a few to consider:

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY – this. is. gorgeous. My photos do not do it justice, but it is sitting in my foyer right now, and I smile every time I look at it – it is that beautiful.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece – this is lovely, and everything was purchased at a dollar store making it a very inexpensive craft!!

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – some simple door decor!!

Turkey Wine Glass DIY – these little gobblers are adorable!

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft. Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft Materials:

• 1 Glass Jar with lid
• Black Spray Paint Matte Finish
• Black Acrylic Paint
• Brown Acrylic Paint
Paint Palette or Paper Plate
• 1″ to 2″ Paintbrush
• Paper Towels
• Water Cup
• Pencil
• Paint Markers in black (or you can use the black acrylic with a thin, tiny brush instead)
• Buttons for the eyes and beak in matching set for eyes and varied sized of orange for beak
• 2 Round Paper Doilies
• Red Ribbon
• Goop, Super Glue or Glue Gun (and Hot Glue Sticks)
• Scissors

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft. Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft Directions:

• Clean jar and lid well; allow to dry.
• Spray paint jar and lid with black spray paint. Spray a little inside of the top edge of the jar too to give the option of displaying without the lid (for something like pens or pencils).
• Allow to dry (about 30 minutes), repeat.

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft. Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


• Paint the entire jar with brown acrylic paint. One coat should be enough since you have a black base coat. If you desire a second coat of brown paint, allow the first coat of brown paint to dry completely, and paint a second coat.

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft. Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


• Once the brown paint is completely dry, attach your doilies to make the tail feathers. Use two doilies of a similar shade and place one slightly below the other to give a layered look. Add glue along the bottom edges on the doily and also some on the jar. Carefully press down and hold the doily in place until it is well set.

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft. Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


• Arrange the face buttons. These are layered for depth and interest. Start with a large white-ish button as the base, then layer a black button on top of the eye.
• For the beak, go from largest to smallest and glue them carefully on top of each other.
• Cut a length of red ribbon for the wattle.
• Glue the buttons on. Choose where exactly you want them to go, and lay them on, but then just glue on one at a time. Hold the button in place, pressing down to let the glue set up. Repeat the process until all the buttons are on.
• Glue the ribbon on to the beak and secure it by holding it down a minute as well.
• Next, add the turkey smile, eyelashes, and eyebrows by either using the black paint marker or a thin brush with the acrylic paint.
• Let that dry as well.

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft. Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


• Double check for any loose buttons, ribbon or doilies, and make sure your brown paint job is complete!
• Allow everything to dry, display as you like!


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Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful centerpiece, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece


When my niece suggested we make a few dollar store crafts, I must admit I was not very enthusiastic. When I think of a “dollar store” I seldom think of it as “quality” or “cute.” Sure I buy a few things at a dollar store, most notably the garden stones for crafts and the clear stone weights for crafts. Those are a real bargain in my opinion. But, as for the rest? That is Hubby’s shopping store, not mine.

However, we did a couple of dollar store crafts including this Fall Centerpiece and Paper Bag Flower Arrangement and I must admit I have seen that lovely crafts can be made with dollar store items.

The flowers are more cheaply made than what you would find over at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Joann but they are also about 1/5th the price. Still keep in mind that quality of flowers from a dollar store can be suspect. Look them over carefully when you are purchasing.

While I have been sold on the dollar store floral foam (a buck!) while doing past crafts, the foams used in this craft were no where near as nice. Still, the white pieces and the floral ring were each a dollar (so $2 total), and it is difficult to argue with a little bit of extra caution (use a light touch) when the floral foam is that price!

The battery operated lights were so worth the price!! A dollar for a set of leaf lights… that is very difficult to beat anywhere.

A few tips about making a dollar store floral arrangement:

• When selecting flowers, bushier flower will be better for filling in “holes” (see above).
• When choosing flowers, stay in the same theme (fall flowers, spring, etc.) and do not be overly “matchy”. The key to a nice arrangement is height differential.
• Wispy tall grasses and fronds will make the arrangement look more realistic.
• Cut stems longer than you think you will need. You can always cut more off, but you cannot add back length.
• Do not work on one side at a time, try and work the whole arrangement. It will help with balance. This is a three dimensional arrangement, so be conscious of the space. Turn and work to fill in the foam.
• Taller flowers are inserted in the center, and then the other flowers are filled in around.
• Tall wisps are inserted last (first on a wreath, last on a flower arrangement).

If you are looking for more Fall or Thanksgiving centerpieces crafts, you might like:

Dollar Store Craft: Fall Centerpiece – a fun, easy to make fall craft you can make with basics found at your local dollar store. This comes together in about 45 minutes.

Floral Horn of Plenty DIY – This beautiful floral horn of plenty is a wonderful centerpiece or end table decorative piece, perfect for the fall season. This cornucopia is gorgeous (if I do say so myself!)

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece Materials:

• Circular foam/floral Foam (you want this to look like a cake)
• Leaf Lights (they need 2 AA batteries and small screwdriver to open the battery case)
• Small Haystack
• Assorted Fall Figurines (a boy and a girl farmer were used in this craft… look for Pigrims, etc.)
• Assorted Fall Foliage (leaves, gourds, pumpkins, corn, etc.)
• Brown Wired Ribbon
• Scissors

Please note that even though this is a dollar store craft, you will need a few items that can not be purchased at a dollar store (or at least not at any dollar stores where I have shopped!):

• Wire Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece Directions:

• Glue together white foam pieces.
• Hot glue the brown wired ribbon around the foam.
• Test your lights to see if they work (don’t forget to insert the batteries!)
• Attach the lights in one spot only, with hot glue.
• Hide the wire under the burlap.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Cut a trough in the bottom green floral foam.
• Tuck the light wire into the trough, and secure the battery pack the to the underside of the floral foam with hot glue.
• Hot glue the brown wired ribbon around the foam.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Hot glue the top and bottom foam round together.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Hot glue the haystack in place at the top of the rounds.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Hot glue the figurines in place on top of the haystack (these are sitting figurines, and they worked great!)

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Glue down the rest of the lights hiding the wire underneath the wired burlap ribbon – make sure the leaves are facing out. Stagger them top and bottom, all on the bottom – you decide how you want your lighting to look.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• Strip any bushy floral and insert piece by piece. If you are using large gourds, Indian corn, or pumpkins, attach them first. It is easier to fill in the leafy or flowery floral after the gourds, then the reverse. This worked very well with a few gold pumpkins.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• When you are inserting your floral be aware of your lights and make certain they don’t get lost in the foliage.

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• And you are done!

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• This is a super simple craft that yields big results for a half an hour of your time!

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece. This lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece can be made with basics found at your local dollar store. If you are looking for an inexpensive, yet beautiful craft, you can make this lighted Thanksgiving centerpiece in about 30 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.


• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending on the floral you choose, the figurines, the color ribbon, the type of lightes, etc. Highly customizable, and you can do this for Thanksgiving or Autumn depending on the floral and figurines chosen.


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