Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • Foam board
  • 1 Bag feathers
  • Acrylic paint: brown, tan, yellow, orange, orange-red, green, black, white
  • X-Acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Plate & glass for circle template
  • Paint brushes: 1/2" flat, liner, small round
  • Tacky glue


  1. From foam board, trace 3 large circles. On one of the circles, create a scalloped edge around half of the circle, using the glass circle template. Trace feet and wings (4 total) and the neck/head piece. Cut out all with X-Acto knife.
  2. Trim 1" off the two unscalloped circles so they sit flat on the table. Cut a channel from the trimmed edge up to center on one piece and from the top down to center on the other so they slide into each other.
  3. Cut a channel in the scalloped tail piece and a complementary channel in the turkey body to slide it in. Cut channels for the wings and the turkey neck as well.
  4. Paint all pieces, using the photo as a guide.
  5. Glue feathers to tail circle, overlapping and covering most of surface. When paint and glue are dry, assemble centerpiece.
  6. Turkey "sits" on feet. Glue feet to body in position shown.