Friday, October 11, 2013

"T" is for Turkey Napkin Rings

Craft: turkey napkin rings

Repurpose wooden curtain rings to make these simple turkey napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table.

The feathers are made from regular raffia and the turkey head is a styrofoam ball wrapped in light brown tissue.
I added short black straight pins for eyes, an orange cardstock beak and tiny red pom poms for the snood:

When we moved into our new home I took down the existing curtain rods and rings in the family room and saved them in my stockpile of weird parts.

Who knew they would make perfect turkeys?
These turkey napkin rings will add tons of dimension and make a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table setting:
 How to make turkey napkin rings:

1. Start with a wooden or brownish curtain ring.
Cut 10 pieces of raffia about 12" long:

2. Fold raffia pieces in half and keep fold behind and above ring:

3. Pull loose ends of raffia through folded end:

Use the hook on the curtain ring as your center point (covering it with the raffia):

4. Add two more raffia groups on either side of center:
(Add some hot glue behind and under raffia.)

5. Add two more raffia groups in between 1 and 5:

6. To make turkey head wrap styrofoam ball with light brown tissue, hot glue in place at back side:

7. Hot glue turkey head at center in front of raffia feathers:

8. Trim raffia into arched shape.
Add short black straight pins for eyes and hot glue a triangle piece of orange cardstock for the beak:
 Finally add tiny red pom poms down one side of beak for snood.

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  1. These are absolutely adorable! You are so creative Jamie! Pinned them!

  2. So creative! So cute! So inspiring!

  3. Hello! These are adorable and I will be making them for Thanksgiving this year! Do you, by any chance, know how big (or small) your curtain rings were? I got 1 1/4in (the only wooden ones I could find) but they look a little big for a napkin ring. Again these are adorable and you are so creative!! Thanks for the great tutorial.

    Thanks again,