We made it past the sugar-rush of Halloween and thoughts are turning to the next big event – Thanksgiving. How we’re already here again is beyond me, but the fact is that planning for this special holiday is in full swing (at my house especially because I’m hosting this year (yikes!)). To make my Thanksgiving celebration extra special, I’m making some adorable DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards to set a festive tone at the table, and I’m showing you how to make them, too, for this edition of the Monthly DIY Challenge!
If you don’t know the drill, the Monthly DIY Challenge is when some of my best blogger buds and I team up to create projects based on a common item or theme. This month we’re all using wooden beads, a craft store staple, to create some fabulous projects! You’ll find links to all of my friends’ posts below; please make sure to visit them. But first let me show you how to use wooden beads to make these simple but cute Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards!
Supplies Needed to Make Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards
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- Wooden beads in two sizes
- Hot glue & glue gun
- Card stock in colors of your choice (I used brown and bronze)
- Decorative feathers
- Fine-point Sharpie
- Gold paint pen
How to Make Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards
You can whip up a bunch of these little guys in no time at all! They’re so simple to make! Begin by hot gluing a small wooden bead to a larger wooden bead.
Next, trim a feather to fit the turkey and hot glue it to the center back of the large wooden bead.
Cut four oval shapes from the card stock (2 from each color of paper), and then put some little fringes on the edges to make them look like feathers. Many of mine were deformed – I had a hard time cutting these at first! If you’re like me, just play around with it until you get a decent shape.
Hot glue those feathers to the back of the larger wooden bead, too.
Use a Sharpie to give your turkey some eyeballs. . .
And use your gold pen to write your guests’ names on the feathers! Easy and done!
Isn’t that the cutest little Thanksgiving place card?
Because these turkey place cards are sturdy, they’re like a little party favor for your Thanksgiving guests! (Toss in some leftovers and you’ll be the “hostess with the mostess!”)
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