Gobble! Turkey Centerpiece for Your Thanksgiving Table

by Dan330
Create DIY turkeys for your Thanksgiving table from inexpensive materials. Collect some pine cones, acorns and turkey feathers from the yard. If you don’t have turkeys running around purchase feathers and colorful leaves from your local craft store. You’ll also need a scissors, hot glue gun, glue sticks and small beads for eyes.
Working on a plastic folding table was easy, as the spilled hot glue was easy to clean up. Otherwise protect your table with a paper covering.
After gathering all your supplies, put 3 large leaves in the back of each pine cone. Check to see how the pine cone naturally sits on it’s side, and glued the three leaves down into the spaces on the top. Use a bit of glue to hold the leaves against one another and let the glue set by standing them on their bottoms.
The next step is to put in the larger feathers right in front of the 3 leaves. Take an eye measurement and cut the feathers to the correct length before you glue, in order to nestle them into the base of the leaves. You can do some adjustments while the glue is warm.
Now in front of the turkey feathers, place the polka dot guinea hen feathers (or whatever you find at the craft store). Just dab a small bit of glue onto the pine cone leaves and simply set the feathers in place. Add as many as you like.
With the body completed, the acorn head needs to be secured and perched in a space somewhere at the top and front of the cone. Once the glue hardens, place a couple of beady little eyes on either side of the acorn.
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The finished product.
Materials you will need.
Materials for starting the turkeys.
Step 1, Gluing the leaves in the pine cone.
Pick the feathers you want.
Glue the feathers just ahead of the leaves.
The body of the turkey is done now we need to make the head.
Use an acorn with beads for eyes for the head.
Another style of finished product.
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  • Joanie Joanie on Nov 24, 2020

    This is my kinda centerpiece......REAL candles, small , but yet interesting with all your little acorns and etc. Is that a turkey with the feathers? Cute! Happy Turkey Day!

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