Happy Fall Lolly Jane readers, Jaime here from That’s My Letter sharing a wood turkey place card holder craft just in time for your Thanksgiving table. Get the kids involved and let them paint all different colored feathers for their turkeys, who said turkeys have to be boring shades of brown?  We made these turkey place card holders bright and vibrant with fresh fun colors.
 
DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!
 
DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!
 
I gathered up two different size wood rounds and a doll head to make the turkeys but your could use wood circles of any size, check your local craft store or use what you have on hand.
 
DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!

Supplies:

  • 5″ wood circle (I used the cap from a circular wood box)
  • 1 1/2″ wood circle (dowel cut into 1/2″ slices)
  • 1″ wooden doll head
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • acrylic craft paints & paintbrush
  • drill & drill bits
  • 22 gauge craft wire
  • wire cutter
  • super glue (gel version is best)
  • wood glue
  • black ball head straight pins

 

DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!

Step 1: Using a pencil and ruler draw the feather lines stemming from one point fanning outwards.  Draw as many feathers as you like, the more lines, the more colorful your turkey will be.

DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!

Step 2: Paint the feathers using acrylic craft paint.

Step 3: Predrill a tiny hole into one edge of the turkey body piece (1 1/2″ wood circle).

DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!
 
Step 4: Cut a 3″ piece of wire and twirl to shape.  Insert straight portion of wire into hole in wood body with a dab of super glue.
 
DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!
 
Step 5: Stack all 3 layers together and glue in place with wood glue.  Lay flat to dry.
DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!

Step 6: Using a wire cutters trim off the long metal pin portion keeping only a small tip.

DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards! 
Step 6: Predrill a tiny hole into the wood doll head and insert straight pin with a dab of super glue.
 
DIY Wood Turkey Place Card Holder. Love this cute Thankgiving craft idea! Such a fun way to display Thanksgiving place cards!

Print out names onto cardstock and insert into wire holder.  These wood turkey place card holders stand up on their own, if yours are woobly consider adding pipe cleaner ‘legs’ to support the sides and even a cute little beak would be fun.vI hope you enjoyed this easy wood craft, be sure to follow me on social media for more project ideas and sneak peeks:

 
And if you’re looking for more small projects with wood, visit my  play food using scrap 2×4 wood
 
 
and my super cute critter plant stakes,
 
 
and finally, my colorful wood bunting made from scrap wood.
 
 
Need more Thanksgiving ideas? Check outo our Give Thanks Always sign,
 
Give Thanks sign, so cute! Love this fall sign home decor idea. Give thanks always fall sign idea. DIY fall decor
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