This is one turkey you won’t want to eat. We’re making turkey napkin rings for Thanksgiving using basic craft supplies. In fact I’m repurposing old curtain rings into napkin rings for this project. It’s easy and simple, you’ll want a whole flock.
A DIY tutorial to make turkey napkin rings using curtain hardware. Add texture and a touch of charm to your Thanksgiving table with this turkey.
I had taken down some old curtains the previous owner left up and had a ton of curtain rings. These wooden curtain rings make great napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table place settings.
The feathers are made from raffia and add tons of texture. And the turkey head is a small styrofoam ball wrapped in light brown tissue. Then I added short black straight pins for eyes, an orange card stock beak and tiny red pom poms for the snood.
When we moved into our new home I took down the existing curtain rods and rings in the family room and saved them in my stockpile of weird parts. Who knew they would make perfect turkey napkin rings?
These napkin rings add tons of dimension and make a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table setting.
Below are the step by step instructions to make turkey napkin rings. Use what you have on hand and make it easy and inexpensive.
- curtain rings
- small styrofoam balls
- brown tissue paper
- hot glue gun & hot glue sticks
- short black straight pins
- orange cardstock
- tiny red pom poms
Step 1: Start with a wooden or brown curtain ring. Cut 10 pieces of raffia about 12″ long.
Step 2: Fold the raffia pieces in half and keep fold behind and above the napkin ring.
Step 3: Pull the loose ends of raffia through the folded loop end in the middle of the ring.
Use the hook on the ring as your center point (covering it with the raffia) and pull tight. Don’t worry about the length of the raffia, you can trim it later once all the pieces have been added.
Step 4: Add two more raffia groups on either side of center. To keep the pieces from shifting add a dab of hot glue on the napkin rings (under the raffia knot).
Step 5: To make the turkey head take a small piece of light brown tissue paper and cover the styrofoam ball.
Step 6: Hot glue the turkey head at center in front of raffia feathers. Now trim the raffia into an arched shape.
Step 7: Add short black straight pins for eyes and hot glue a triangle piece of orange cardstock for the beak. Finally add tiny red pom poms down one side of the beak for the snood.