Wednesday, February 1, 2017

DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder

diy wood turkey place card holder

Who loves to make crafts with wood?  Me of course, so what's more appropriate for Thanksgiving than a wood turkey place card holder?

diy wood turkey place card holder

It's a super easy wood craft that the kids can get involved in by painting the feathers.  I'll show you how down below.


I gathered up two different size wood rounds and a doll head to make the turkeys but your could use wood circles of any size, check your local craft store or use what you have on hand.

diy wood turkey place card holder

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Supplies:
wood circle for turkey body

Step 1: Using a pencil and ruler draw the feather lines stemming from one point fanning outwards.  Draw as many feathers as you like, the more lines, the more colorful your turkey will be.

Americana acrylic paints for turkey body

Step 2: Paint the feathers using acrylic craft paint.

Step 3: Predrill a tiny hole into one edge of the turkey body piece (1 1/2" wood circle).

wire for place card holders

Step 4: Cut a 3" piece of wire and twirl to shape.  Insert straight portion of wire into hole in wood body with a dab of super glue.

painted wood turkey place card holders

Step 5: Stack all 3 layers together and glue in place with wood glue.  Lay flat to dry.

black straight pins for tukey eyes

Step 6: Using a wire cutters trim off the long metal pin portion keeping only a small tip.

predrill holdes for turkey eyes

Step 7: Predrill a tiny hole into the wood doll head and insert straight pin with a dab of super glue.

diy wood turkey place card holders

Print out names onto cardstock and insert into wire holder.  These wood turkey place card holders stand up on their own, if yours are woobly consider adding pipe cleaner 'legs' to support the sides and even a cute little beak would be fun.

I hope you enjoyed this easy wood craft, be sure to follow me on social media for more project ideas and sneak peeks:


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