10 Terrific Turkey Crafts

October 17, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Turkeys: they’re not our national bird, but they’re certainly America’s most popular! There are songs about them, paintings of them and even the President gets in on the feathery fun with an annual pardoning of one lucky creature. Whether you prefer your Thanksgiving turkey deep-fried or sculpted out of wheat protein and tofu, it’s time to pay homage to this iconic gobbler with some amazing DIY crafts.



For those who wear their hearts on their sleeves, these turkey leg iron-ons by Cricut are perfect for prepping for the big feast. Find this fun design (and more!) on Design Space.


Martha Stewart designed these festive DIY turkey trivia place cards that are instant conversation starters. Who knew that a male turkey is called a tom?



Oh Happy Day captures the joy and excitement family holidays bring to the little ones with these adorable feathered Thanksgiving puppets that are perfect for hours of play with the cousins.


Of course, the kids’ table needs its own form of entertainment, and these turkey coloring pages from Cricut definitely do the trick. Have young ones write down what they’re thankful for, and you’re sure to be delighted by the responses. Of course, the whole project is on Design Space!




One of our most beloved partners, Kim Byers, designed a whole table spread for little ones on Thanksgiving! Her turkey-inspired DIY milk bottles are fun for small hands and easy to make, too.


Moms looking for stylish childrens’ décor and furniture love the Land of Nod. But their blog is a great source of inspiration, including this humorous paper bag turkey stuffed with popcorn. At least one bird at the feast will be easy to “carve!”



Get the adults in on the fun, games and gratitude with this cheerful DIY turkey banner from Lay Baby Lay that can be used as the classic game or just an inspiring wall hanging.


This stunning textual turkey from Pages and Threads has us all a-flutter.  Perfect for upcycling old damaged tomes, it’s a centerpiece nobody will ever forget!



Getting everyone together for the holidays can be stressful, but this delightful, printable saying from Cricut reminds us of the joy Thanksgiving brings, if you let it. Who’s ready to get down? Find it on Design Space.


And, HGTV has created the perfect way to distribute leftovers with these nifty DIY containers. Who can say “no” to a cute fingerprint turkey?




What the humble turkey lacks in good looks, it certainly makes up for in personality. So go ahead, get your gobble on! These eye-catching DIY projects prove that this is one bird who really knows how to make a statement.

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