Making a Turkey Pumpkin Centerpiece

Using a pumpkin I created a cute Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece.


Total Time: 20 minutes


  • a pumpkin
  • some felt or even stiff colored paper
  • glue
  • a pretty bow or ribbon to make one
  • optional 2 sequins for the center of the eyes
  • a thumbtack
  • straw
  • a tongue depressor or a piece of stiff cardboard


  1. Cut felt into the turkey shapes shown in my photo and glue pieces on with craft glue
  2. Include a simple bow shape and add the little sequins in the center of the eyes.
  3. Glue Tom onto a craft stick or firm cardboard on the back for strength and to stand alone upright
  4. Either make a bow with some ribbon (as pictured here) or use an existing bow you may have and tie it to the stem on the back of Tom to make a pretty but simple tail display.
  5. I chose to attach the 'Tom' front to the pumpkin with one thumbtack in the middle of the bow. Easy!
  6. I sat him in a bed of shreddings that I had from a gift basket.
  7. I think he looks pretty cute, don't you agree?
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Don't store your Halloween pumpkins away just yet! You can use them as decorations for Thanksgiving. Transform your pumpkin into a turkey with some construction paper, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes.

Turkey Pumpkin - hand holding a small turkey pumpkin

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Harlean Greathouse
November 12, 2008

Step by step instructions on how to create this beautiful centerpiece, PDF instructions to print are included.

turkey pumpkin centerpiece

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