Turkey Place Settings

by La-Dee-Da Crafter on November 5, 2012 · 11 comments

Turkey Place Settings

This year for Thanksgiving, I wanted to make each person a place setting. You can’t call these place cards because they are made of wood, so I am not sure what to call them but they are cu-ute!

For these turkeys, you need shims from Home Depot or any hardware store.

From what I understand they are for roofing or something. Who knows? But just ask when you are there and tell them you are using them for crafting. I love the look of confusion on their faces when you do.

I started out cutting my shims in half.

I may not use power tools but I can rock the hand saw.

Now, time to paint these babies.

I chose metallic paint from the Martha Steward line.

Also, grab a square piece of wood. I had these in my craft room  already but you can buy them at the craft store. I painted mine a sand/tan color and painted a turkey face on it after it dried.

I just freehanded the face so if I can do it, you can too. I also hot glued my shims on the back.

Looks good so far.

Now, I wanted to personalize these for everyone in my family. So, I added vinyl.

You may be wondering how these are standing up. So, here is my secret.

I bought small frames from Michael’s. They were $1 a piece.

I simply ripped the backs off and glued on the back of my turkeys. I love these frames and will use them for another project, so need to feel bad. They will be repurposed.

For my smallest kids, I made smaller turkeys. They are just as cute. I made the shims skinnier and the wood square is smaller.






I am so excited to have family come into town and spend the day with us. I know they will love their very own Turkey Place Settings. So, grateful for them and for crafting. It is my passion to create so that my family can make memories all of our own.

So Turkey-fied, So gobble gobble, So La-Dee-Da! 

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