It’s November and it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. We have been making a lot of Christmas decorations but I wanted to come up with something fun for Thanksgiving too! We do a family dinner for Thanksgiving and I thought it would be fun to have a decorative turkey to place in the center of the table.

The supplies I will be using are:

1. Burlap

2. Stuffing

3. Glue gun

4. Twine

5. Yarn needle

6. Five artificial greenery stems

7. Marker 8. Tape measure

9. Red felt

10. Tree stick

11. Sand or gravel

12. Small wooden tree disk

13. Plastic zip loc bags

The first step is to cut a piece of twine 12 inches long.

I then folded a piece of burlap in half and used the twine to create a half of a circle. You will hold one end of twine on the fold of the burlap and then rotate the other end of the twine to form your half circle.

The next step is to cut your circle out and use a piece of twine with yarn needle to do a basting stitch around the edge.

You will then pull your ends to form a sack. I stuffed this half way and then added a zip loc bag of gravel.

Once you add the bag of gravel you will want to add more stuffing and then tie your sack shut.

I cut a circle of burlap to glue over the opening.

The next step is to add your greenery sprigs. I used the scissors to poke 5 holes across the top back area of the sack.

I purchased my greenery sprigs from Hobby Lobby. You can use any length greenery sprigs that you want.

You will want to insert the end of the greenery sprig into the hole. I cut my ends a little shorter so that they were not too long. I then used hot glue to help hold them all in place.

Once your greenery sprigs are all in place you will want to add the tree stick and wooden tree disk for the neck and head of your turkey. You will insert the stick down into your sack. I then glued the disk onto the end of the stick. I cut my tree stick at a slant to allow the face to show better.

Last step is to add the face of your turkey. I used the marker to make the eyes and felt for the beak and gobbler.


This is a very easy turkey to make and you can add some battery operated lights to the greenery.