Turkey Place Cards

Around this time of year, Emily and I like to work on Thanksgiving place cards for our festive table. These turkeys are super-cute and easy to make!

We started by cutting up some flower-shaped sticky notes in half to form the tail feathers of the turkey. We added a half-circle cut from a paper bag for the body. I folded the paper bag so I could cut out a whole bunch of them at once. A smaller circle was also cut from a paper bag for the head. The beak and wattle were cut from color coding labels.

In no time at all, we were able to put together a bunch of these!

Once the turkeys were assembled, we drew on the eyes, feet, and the person’s name with a roller pen.

I love seeing Emily’s handwriting on some of the cards! The turkey on my place card was even given some glasses — I love it!!

A frugal and festive project!!

Have fun!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    I wonder if Emily will ever think about the fact that the turkey place card is watching her eat turkey? πŸ˜€


  2. Those are very cute.

  3. So cute!!!! We made turkey place card holders today. They will be on my blog tomorrow.

    Now, thanks to Mark, I have this stuck in my head:

    I always feel like somebody’s watching me
    I have no privacy
    I always feel like somebody’s watching me
    Tell me is it just a dream

    I think that song is by Rockwell and features Michael Jackson. I think.

  4. Those are so cute and so easy! I just love all your ideas.

  5. great idea, Valerie! πŸ™‚ These are very cute.

  6. Cute!

  7. ooo love these!! They turned out super cute! I still need to make ours πŸ™‚

  8. I think we might just have to make these! What beautiful handwriting!

  9. Oh those are so much fun! I bet they’ll be the hit of Thanksgiving.

  10. Valerie-

    How cute are those!! You have some seriously amazing ideas. Thank you for taking the time to share them with the world. I gave you a blog award today: http://childcentralstation.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-award.html

  11. Did you announce the giveaway winners? May have missed it…

  12. It’s a very nice craft. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving week!

  13. Very cute. I’m sure everyone will love them!

  14. Oh my gosh- so cute!

  15. Makes me want to NEVER, EVER throw away any paper scraps…

  16. Hi Valerie !

    This is so sweet. I featured this craft on our book page ->

    Thanks for sharing such lovely colorful crafts πŸ™‚

  17. Those are adorable.

  18. Awesome craft!! You’re totally recommended on my blog! πŸ™‚

    Rockabye Butterfly



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