Have a peek at the cutest little
Thanksgiving place settings
you’ve ever seen.
I’m only sorry that I’m just now getting around to posting this.  We worked on them a couple of weeks ago, but they were finally finished (and stuffed) only this morning.

I originally thought these up as a cute way to add some fun to the kids’ table, as each one is “stuffed” with a gingersnap cookie and a mini cupcake, but I couldn’t resist making a few more to scatter around the big people’s table too!
I am sure they’ll add a playful charm to our gathering.

Here’s Your HOW-TO’s:

Using (fall-colored) scrapbook papers or cardstock, cut several 6-7″ strips, each about 1/2″ wide. 
Make a simple template and trace the turkey body onto the decorative papers/cardstock.
Cut out all the turkey bodies.
Use your glue gun to glue the strips together to make “rounds.”
Use any kind of crafting leaves to assemble the turkey’s “feathers.”
(I tried it first with some of our real, pressed leaves, but found they crumbled too much when handled).

Use glue gun to glue “feathers” at the back of the circle.
Cut out some turkey feet!
Add other details to the turkey’s body using the decorative papers:
eyes, nose, gobbler, front feathers and feet. 
Glue details in place.
Make them ridiculously adorable by adding wiggle eyes. The bigger the better, though we used a few different sizes on each of our turkeys.

Ok. Now for the “stuffing!”
I just HAPPENED to have these adorable
mini cranberry chai cupcakes sitting around…
(thank you Nicole for passing along the recipe to me! They are DELICIOUS!)
…And of course SOMETHING had to be done with the PILES of Gingersnap Cookies waiting there on the counter…
So, into the turkeys they went–Gingersnap on the bottom, cupcake on top!
My kids can hardly stand it. 
Heck, I can hardly stand it! 
Are they ridiculous and overly precious? 
Too much effort wasted on something so tiny and disposable? 
But charming and delightful? 
You bet.
This guy is happy just to be stuffed with a few gingersnaps. 
All that’s left to do is add family names to these place-settings, and they’ll be ready to grace the Thanksgiving table!
Gobble, Gobble! 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

2 thoughts on “Turkey Place-Settings for Your Thanksgiving Table

  1. Crafty Homeschool Mama

    Hellooooo Jennie!
    Not sure what’s up with the comments not taking….grrrr, and you’re not the first person who’s told me that! (In actuality I hardly know how to operate my own blog–sorry).
    I love that you made the turkey place settings!! lololol–they are SO you! You inspire me and always have. I do miss ya terribly.
    Anyway, thanks for reading my little posts 😀 xo!

  2. Jennie

    Hello, Friend!
    I’ve tried several times to post a comment, but have had trouble making it appear. I LOVE your Thanksgving table decorations. In fact, I LOVE them so much I made them for my table. I even had google-ly eyes at home. They turned out great and were just what my table needed.
    Thanks again!

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