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Paper Plate Turkey Craft: Place Setting

OOH, its this week! Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving! If you are like me the Turkey is on serious defrost mode and all your groceries are piling up on the counter begging to be made. I also must admit that I am on “dinner avoidance mode” since I know I will be cooking for 2 days straight, so I am struggling to provide good food to everyone here till then.

They can survive on cereal and waffles, right?? 

But as thanksgiving is coming to an end that means I have to seriously cram in the last of my crafting for you and it makes me sad. I think crafting up Turkeys is one of the most fun things I do all year. Their little faces are so animated and cute! You cant get that same cute on a snowman. Well- maybe. I’ll consider that a challenge. In any case, BAM, check out my turkey placeholder!

I made this up the last week when the internet died. We have hotspot (a blogger with only hotspot, OMG! I KNOW!) and I was forced to do something more creative with my time. I just broke out the glue gun, the fake leaves and woot woot! I actually really loved how this worked out and while it was more of paper plate fun than anything, I made it a table placeholder by strapping my name to Mr. Turkey.

Turkey Paper Plate Table Placeholders

Here we go!

My only real advice is to lay your leaves out prior to gluing. I was trying to find sorta matchy match ones in colors and sizing and it helped to create FIRST and glue second. Once I had a pattern I was happy with, I hot glued to a paper plate, added my turkey body, gave him some eyes, beak and some hands holding my name and done!

Took me a whopping 10 minutes of my no internet time.

Of course if you have big beautiful leaves in your yard, you could use real ones too! I did a Fall Leaf Turkey Craft using real leaves here if you want to check out the look.

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

 

See my Photo Tutorial Below!

 

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

turkey eyeballs

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

 

You could also tuck in your silverware.

Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

 

Or you can stand him up!Leaf Turkey Place Setting DIY, Craft up an adorable way for Thanksgiving Seating

 

Either way, totally cute. Btw, I made the punch out of my name with my Silhouette. That thing is so cool. It does the work for me. If you do not have one, just do it the old fashioned way by cutting out a heart, writing your name and sticking to your turkey. That works too!

As always if you do this craft, have feedback, or just want to say hi, please comment or visit me on my Facebook page. or pin my crafts from Pinterest. 

~Trisha

Paper Plate Crafting, Create an adorable Turkey place setting and personalize it for everyone at the Thanksgiving table - Free Printable and do it with or without a Silhouette

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