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Photo of the finished clay pot turkey.

Making a Flower Pot Turkey CenterpieceThis is a page about making a flower pot Thanksgiving turkey centerpiece. Using a small terra cotta pot you can make this cute centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

 

Happy Thanksging Card and Gift Bag

Thanksgiving Greeting CardsSending greeting cards to family members at Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to reach out to those who live far away. Kids might want to get involved as well. Check out the card projects detailed below, including one for children to help make.

 

Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - child wearing the hat

Making a Recycled Cardboard Turkey HatRecycle cardboard from a cereal box or similar container. Decorate the paper headband with construction paper and craft feathers for a fun turkey hat for the kids, and maybe the adults too, to wear on Thanksgiving day.

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray - awesome turkey veggie tray

Making a Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie TrayThis is an amazing twist on the typical veggie tray. For Thanksgiving, why not create a turkey shaped veggie tray. The steps needed to make one of your own follow. Then all that remains is the eating.

 

Thanksgiving "Gather" Leaf Frame - second leaf glued in place

Making a Thanksgiving "Gather" Leaf FrameUse foam stamps to create a "Gather" framed bit of home decor for Thanksgiving. Add some faux leaves embellished with acrylic gems or what have you. This project is quick and simple to make. Display it on your mantel or even in the kitchen.

 

3D Funny Turkey Card

Making a 3D Funny Turkey CardThis cute 3-D turkey suggests that you consider a pizza for your Thanksgiving meal instead of him. Learn how to make this card following the instructions found on this page. You will need cardstock, craft paper, and fancy edge cutting scissors.

 

Clothespin Turkey Magnets and Place Card Holders - place card holders

DIY Clothespin Turkey Magnets and Place Card HoldersUse clip and peg style wooden clothespins to create these cute turkey magnets and place card holders. They are perfect to use to decorate for the season and the holders would be fun for your Thanksgiving meal.

 

turkeycolor pencil or marker holder

Making a Turkey Coloring Supply HolderThese cute turkeys' tail feathers are actually made from colored pencils and markers. They are a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table, to help keep the kids, young and old, occupied. Learn how to make a turkey coloring supply holder.

 

Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy Box - filled with candy

Making a Goggle-Eyed Turkey Candy BoxGive the kids at your Thanksgiving table one of these whimsical turkey candy boxes. They are easily constructed with paper, feathers and, of course, googly eyes.

 

Tissue Box Turkey made from construction paper and feathers.

Recycled Tissue Box Turkey CraftGather together a few simple supplies, including a tissue cube, a TP roll, plus some colored paper. Now you are ready to make this recycled tissue box turkey craft to use in decorating for fall or as a centerpiece for your family's Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Pinecone Turkey - attach the head to the front of the pinecone and hold until set

Making Pinecone TurkeysPinecones are a perfect craft supply you can get from nature. They find their way into numerous holiday craft projects. Take a leisurely walk and collect some to make these cute turkey decorations. This is a page about making pinecone turkeys.

 

Thankful Tree - full tree

Thankful TreeThis is a keepsake tree you can make for yourself, or a larger one for your kids and family to add to each day for the month of November. Each leaf represents what you are thankful for. It is a nice way to take the time and reflect on what we are thankful for.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

Handmade Happy Thanksgiving Card and Gift BagBrighten a loved ones day at the start of this holiday season with a lovely card and gift bag. Here is how to make a handmade happy Thanksgiving card and gift bag.

 

Turkey Napkin Ring For Thanksgiving

Making Turkey Napkin RingsTurn your kids loose with recycled paper tubes, crepe paper streamers, and a few other supplies. They will have as much fun making these cute holiday napkins rings as you have using them. This is a page about making turkey napkin rings.

 

Closeup of faux caramel apple.

Making a Faux Caramel AppleHere is a cute fall craft that will make a great decoration in your house. This is a page about making a faux caramel apple.

 

Turkey and pumpkin paper candy containers.

DIY Paper Turkey Treat ContainersThis is a page about DIY paper turkey treat containers. Make these simple turkey shaped containers for storing candy and other treats.

 

Thumbkin Pumpkin Thumbprint Patch

Making a Thumbprint Pumpkin PatchThis is a page about making a thumbprint pumpkin patch. Thumbprint crafts are fun for all ages.

 

Thanksgiving Heart Decoration

Thanksgiving Heart Mural DecorationThis is a page about Thanksgiving heart mural decoration. Thanksgiving is sometimes overlooked when thinking of crafting decorations for the holidays.

 

Tootsie Pop Turkey

Making a Tootsie Pop TurkeyThis is a page about making a Tootsie Pop turkey. Tootsie Pops can be decorated for various holidays as a fun seasonal treat.

 

scatter of finished felt leaves

Making a Felt Leaf GarlandThis is a page about making a felt leaf garland. You can make a colorful fall leaf garland using felt cutouts.

 

note card with thumbprint turkey

Making Thumb Print TurkeysThis is a page about making thumb print turkeys. Using fall colors, you and the kids can decorate many things such as cards, placemats, etc. with cute thumbprint turkeys.

 

Making a 3D Pumpkin Card

Making a 3D Pumpkin CardThis is a page about making a 3D pumpkin card. A cute pop-up 3D pumpkin card is a perfect Thanksgiving or Fall gift.

 

Making a Turkey Pumpkin Centerpiece

Making a Turkey Pumpkin CenterpieceThis is a page about making a turkey pumpkin centerpiece. A cute Thanksgiving centerpiece that the kids can help make is a great way to decorate the table at dinner.

 

using turkey as a napkin ring

Making a Felt and Ribbon TurkeyThis is a page about making a felt and ribbon turkey. These cute, easy to make, fall or Thanksgiving decorations can be used to make other projects as well, such as a napkin ring or a garland.

 

Making a Mini Pumpkin Planter

Making a Mini Pumpkin PlanterThis is a page about making a mini pumpkin planter. These planters are the perfect way to bring some color to your holiday table setting.

 

pumpkin turkey

Making Mini Pumpkin TurkeysThis is a page about making mini pumpkin turkeys. Mini pumpkins make a great decoration for the fall holidays. Do them up with a head and feathers for a fun turkey project.

 

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece Craft

Thanksgiving Craft IdeasThis page contains Thanksgiving craft ideas. Making colorful decorations for your home for Thanksgiving can be fun for young and old.

 

Coffee Filter Turkey

Making a Coffee Filter TurkeyThis page is about making a coffee filter turkey. An inexpensive, paper craft that can be made with youngsters for the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Paper Turkey Hat

Making Paper Turkey HatsThis page is about making paper turkey hats. A fun, simple craft for the kids to make around the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Drumstick Treat Bags

Drumstick Treat BagsThis is a page about making drumstick treat bags. Make these cute brown paper sack treat bags for your fall table or parties and fill with popcorn or other snacks.

 

Sugar Cone Cornucopias

Sugar Cone CornucopiasThis is a page about making sugar cone cornucopias. These cute little treats would look great on your holiday table, if you can keep the family from eating them first.

 

Making a Yo Yo Turkey

Making a Yo Yo TurkeyThis is a page about making a yo yo turkey. Turn your yo yo addiction into a cute Thanksgiving turkey decoration.

 

Turkey Napkin Ring For Thanksgiving

Making Thanksgiving Napkin HoldersThis is a page about making Thanksgiving napkin holders. You and the kids can make your own unique and decorative napkin holders for this Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Photo of a beautiful cornucopia with gourds, corn and apples.

Making a CornucopiaThis is a page about making a cornucopia. The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is a traditional harvest symbol. Make one for your Thanksgiving meal or as a fall decoration.

 

Photo of a handmade Thanksgiving scarecrow.

Saving Money On Thanksgiving DecorationsThis page is about saving money on Thanksgiving decorations. There are many frugal ways to decorate your home for holidays.

 

Thanksgiving turkey craft.

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft IdeasThis page contains Thanksgiving turkey craft ideas. Kids and adults both love to make turkey decorations for the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Red delicious apple decorated to look like a turkey.

Making Thanksgiving Table FavorsThis is a page about making Thanksgiving table favors. If your holiday dinner will include table favors, you may save some money and have fun, making your own.

 

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Preserving Autumn LeavesI preserved autumn leaves for a Thanksgiving centerpiece by spraying them several times with heavy duty hairspray.

 

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Holiday Autograph TableclothMy best holiday tip! Buy a nice new or vintage linen tablecloth for your dinner table. Before, after or during have everyone autograph and date it. It's a very special tradition in my family.

 

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Mini Pumpkin as Candle HolderUsing an apple corer, core a small hole into the top of a mini-pumpkin ( about 2 in deep) and use as a candle holder. Apples work, too! By Linda

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray - awesome turkey veggie tray

Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie TrayVeggies and dip are a common food item for annual Thanksgiving spreads. Why not spruce it up by making it look like a turkey? This veggie tray is super cute and very easy to put together. I used hummus as the dip here, but you can use any kind you like!

 

Clothespin Turkey Magnets and Place Card Holders - magnetic turkey on door

Clothespin Turkey Magnets and Place Card HoldersI came across an adorable clothespin turkey craft on Pinterest and I had to make some. The nice thing about these is that every one can be unique. They are fairly simple to make and are perfect for Thanksgiving. I decided to turn mine into dinner name place card holders and magnets.

 

Turkey Pumpkin - hand holding a small turkey pumpkin

Turkey PumpkinDon'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.

 

Recycled Cardboard Turkey Hat - child wearing the hat

Recycled Cardboard Turkey HatBefore tossing out your cereal box - you can make a turkey hat or any crown/hat of your liking. My daughter loved wearing the turkey hat especially the feather detailing!

 

3D Pumpkin Pie Card - finished card

3D Pumpkin Pie CardShow your loved ones they're sweeter than pumpkin pie by making this cute handmade card. The cuts give the pie slice a nice dimension, and a bit of twisted cotton ball makes for fluffy whipped cream!

 

3D Funny Turkey Card

3D Funny Turkey CardThis card features a beautiful yet super worried turkey who does not want to be eaten for Thanksgiving. He's thinking you should order a pizza instead! You can turn this into a folding greeting card if you like. Just double the width of the card base and fold it in half.

 

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Felt and Ribbon Turkey

Felt and Ribbon TurkeyThis turkey has a felt body and ribbons as tail feathers. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Fall Wall HangingThis colorful oak leaf and acorn fall wall hanging is made from felt.

 

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Mommy and Me Thanksgiving Crafts?I need some good, creative and useful crafts for Thanksgiving. I would prefer something a little easy that a Mommy can do with the kids.

 

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Salt Dough Turkey Centerpiece?Several years ago I made a beautiful turkey centerpiece out of salt dough. Unfortunately, I cannot find the instructions. I remember that the dough was rolled out then cut with a pizza cutter into strips. The dough strips were then placed over an inverted glass mixing bowl forming "loops" to create the tail. The rest of the turkey was just formed out of the dough and then baked to harden. Once hardened, you placed a block of foam behind the tail loops into which you inserted real feathers or dried flowers, etc. I would be overjoyed if anyone has the instructions for this project. I have the salt dough recipe, just need the instructions. Lou Ann from Utah

 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Craft With Gloves?At one time I had the directions to make a turkey centerpiece using two or three sets of knitted gloves. You use small gloves. I believe you stuffed the fingers to form the tails of this turkey centerpiece.

 

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Homemade Thanksgiving Decorations?I want to start planning for next year and decorations for thanksgiving are few and far between. Actually Christmas just seems to jump right in there without any ideas for thanksgiving. I crochet and am thinking about starting to create some designs just for thanksgiving.

 

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