Thanksgiving turkey cork crafts look great on your holiday table or displayed on their own.
I love small things. I remember as kid we’d go to Frankenmuth for the day and there was a store that had any and everything related to doll houses. Miniature chairs, food, toys, rugs, couches, you name it, and they had it. Just as fairy gardens are popular today, dollhouses were all the rage when I was a kid in the 80s. My aunt even had a doll house in her basement that my sister and I loved to look at.
My love for miniature things hasn’t changed. Small items are just “so cute” to me no matter what they are. A small treat bucket or a teeny Trolls figurine, makes me squeal with delight! These turkey cork crafts are no different. They are adorable little versions of turkeys you can use to decorate your home. Or maybe place them on the table for a festive Thanksgiving place setting. I can assure you your guests will share how cute these cork crafts are as well.
How to Make Thanksgiving Turkey Cork Crafts
The directions to make these turkey cork crafts are simple. So Simple that before you know it you’ll have turkeys multiplying like rabbits!
- small googly eyes
- natural wine corks
While synthetic wine corks may work, we used natural for this cork craft.
- red and orange or yellow felt
Scrap pieces of felt work great for this project.
- hot glue and hot glue gun
- guinea feathers
- The first thing you want to do is set your cork(s) upright on a flat surface. Make sure the cork will stand on it’s own. Secondly, set aside some smaller feathers. You may have to cut some feathers to fit onto your corks. Lay several colors together to make the turkey feather plume.
- Using hot glue, glue eyes onto the cork.
- Begin to add feathers to the back of the cork, affixing with hot glue. I found it worked best to move from right to left and to set my turkey on a flat surface after each feather so that I could ensure the feathers didn’t get in the way of the turkey standing on its own.
- Cut a small triangle out of orange felt.
- Cut a small red “gobbler” out of red felt. I know it’s really called a “snood” but I think “gobbler” sounds so much nicer! No one wants to be a snood!
- Attach the red gobbler and orange beak onto the turkey with hot glue.
- Continue to make as many turkey cork crafts as you’d like! Before you know it, you’ll have a whole “rafter” of turkeys! Yup, I googled that. A rafter is a group of turkeys!
Looking for some more Thanksgiving craft ideas? You’ll want to try:
- 15 Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas – There are lots of easy ways to decorate your home for Thanksgiving!
- 25 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids – Get the family on board and have some fun this holiday season!
- Turkey Pudding Cups are a fun take-home gift for your Thanksgiving day guests, or a great hostess gift!