Paper Turkey & Pumpkins Centerpiece

Materials

  • Cardstock: light brown, medium brown, dark brown, black, orange, yellow, red, gold
  • Black paper fasteners, two
  • Hemp or jute twine, 5” length

Tools

  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Circle paper punches: 1/2”, 3/4”
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, black marker

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print out patterns. Cut out patterns from cardstock.

STEP 2

  • For turkey, cut from paper: turkey and stand light brown; hat black; beak and legs yellow; wattle red. Cut slits as indicated on turkey and stand.

STEP 3

  • Measure and cut 3/4” gold square (buckle) and fourteen 1” dark brown squares (feathers). Use paper punches to punch: 1/2” black circle (center of buckle); two 3/4” orange circles (cheeks); 1/2” red circle (inside of beak). Trim feathers using decorative-edge scissors.

STEP 4

  • Fold beak and wattle on dashed lines. Fold feathers in half.

STEP 5

  • For turkey’s eyes, punch holes as indicated on pattern. Insert paper fasteners through holes, bending ends on back.

STEP 6

  • Adhere hat, buckle, inside of buckle, cheeks, wattle, legs, beak, and inside of beak on turkey. Insert feathers into slit on stand.

STEP 7

  • For each pumpkin, cut two pumpkin shapes from orange paper. Cut two stem shapes from brown paper for each pumpkin.

STEP 8

  • Use black marker to outline turkey and pumpkins.

STEP 9

  • Insert turkey into slit on stand and pumpkins into slits.

STEP 10

  • For tag, write saying on yellow paper. Cut out saying and outline edges. Punch hole in tag and insert jute twine through hole. Attach tag around pumpkin stem.

Tip

  • 1. Write guests’ names on tags and tie around pumpkin stems as a cute table marker for Thanksgiving dinner.
by Mary Ayres

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3760/0310c4e1-65c2-4429-a44f-b105a9020e3f.pdf



Paper Turkey & Pumpkins Centerpiece
Paper Turkey & Pumpkins Centerpiece