Stunning Rustic Turkey Centerpiece

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Looking for a fun and easy centerpiece for your Thanksgiving tablescape? Then grab a twig pumpkin and make this Stunning Rustic Turkey Centerpiece! For more fun fall projects see my Thanksgiving page. 

Stunning Rustic Turkey Centerpiece

This year I wanted my Thanksgiving Dinner to have a natural rustic feel to it, so made this cute sticks and twigs turkey centerpiece for my table, it is one of my projects for JoAnn Fabrics Celebrate the Season Campaign.

I took a twig turkey, natural cut craft sticks, a pinecone, and some hot glue to make this fun beauty. 

Stunning Rustic Turkey Centerpiece 

Supplies :

Found in most JoAnn Fabrics Craft Stores


Pumpkin Twig Turkey

Take the twig pumpkin and flatten one side by pressing down on it onto a flat surface. This will be the bottom of your turkey.

how to make a turkey tail from twigs

Take apart the bundle of twigs and lay them fanned out evenly on a flat surface. Take a piece of the corrugated scrapbook paper and trim the corners to make a rounded edge.

Add a generous amount of hot glue to the flat side of the corrugated paper. Press it to the fanned out twigs. Let the glue dry a few minutes then turn it over and this is your guide for the twigs and base for the tail of your turkey.

twig turkey tail

Add the rest of your twigs, hot gluing them to the corrugated paper as you go.

DIY turkey

Trim and add your wheat stems to fill in the gaps.

Add glue to the base of the twig tail and press to the bottom of your pumpkin. Trim the tail to make the twigs even with heavy-duty scissors.

Turkey centerpiece

Glue the pine cone to the pumpkin stem to make the turkey head. Lightly spray paint with bronze spray paint to cover hot glue drips. Then as the paint is drying, sprinkle with the fine glitter to make your turkey sparkle!

You can get all the items listed above to make your Rustic Turkey for your Thanksgiving table at your local JoAnn Fabrics store or online~

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Try these amazing projects from some of my favorite bloggers.

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Welcome to Made in a Day, I'm Kim, the home & lifestyle blogger, former wig stylist, floral designer, and now Park Lane Stylist behind the blog. Living seaside in Southern California, my blog is where I share my love of DIY coastal decor, digital art prints, fun fashion DIYs, and great recipes. I also write about my experience as a former wig stylist who now wears a hair topper!

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  1. 11.22.13

    Such a great centerpiece/decoration for Thanksgiving; it’s beautiful! Great job!

  2. 11.22.13
    Natalie said:

    Great turkey! This is a very original table decor, thanks for sharing :)
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party this month. Your Tutorial will be a feature on Monday 25th November.
    I look forward to seeing you again in the next month’s linky.

  3. 11.20.13

    I love your Turkey centerpiece! So creative! Thanks for sharing at the DIY Sunday Showcase!

  4. 11.18.13

    That is one creative Turkey! Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy

  5. 11.18.13

    what a neat idea!

  6. 11.18.13

    So pretty Kim! I featured both your centerpiece and your place card from Whimsy Wednesday! You can see the post here
    Thanks for linking each week!

  7. 11.18.13
    Linda said:

    This is so cute. I love it. Linda Pinned!!!

  8. 11.17.13

    Cute turkey! My kids would love to make this for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!

  9. 11.16.13

    Hi Kim, Thanks for sharing at the party. Love this idea & how your turkey turned out! Hope you have a great one!

  10. 11.14.13
    Deb said:

    Hello! I’m stopping by from the Project Stash Link Party and saw your project. I love the rustic centerpiece. It is adorable and something I would enjoy crafting myself. Thanks for sharing! –Deb

  11. 11.14.13

    New follower of yours found you from Craft Dictators Site! This is just too cute I love it! You did an amazing job! Pinning this now…

  12. 11.14.13

    I love this I can make this thats how easy it is been looking for something for thanksgiving decorations thanks for sharing

  13. 11.14.13
    Alicia said:

    Wow! This turned out so great! Thanks so much for sharing. I noticed you have a great collection of Christmas projects too. I’m already looking forward to decorating my house for Christmas :-) A few of my friends and I are hosting a Christmas-themed link-up party that lasts for 5 weeks. It starts Friday, November 22nd. I hope you’ll come by and share all of your winter-inspired posts (both old and new)!

    • 11.14.13
      Kim said:

      Thanks so much for the invitation! I am having a Holiday Party as well starting very soon! Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you liked my Turkey! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. 11.13.13
    Jill said:

    What a fun looking craft that seems to be easy enough for kids to make for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the coupon too! Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the

  15. 11.13.13

    What a perfect reuse of a pumpkin. Love the rustic look.

  16. 11.13.13

    How cute and clever! Love him!

  17. 11.12.13

    I really love this natural turkey – who would have thought you could turn a pumpkin and twigs into such a thing??

  18. 11.12.13

    Lovely turkey! Thanks for linking up on the Monday Funday party!

  19. 11.12.13

    Beautiful, girl. You did it again. I love all your crafts. Great idea and execution!