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    Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Holders

    Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:18 am
    Forum Host
    Culling ideas from different online sources, ~Tasty Dish~ and I made these easy and resourceful napkin holders last week for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast:

    To make approximately 6-7 Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings you will need:

    -empty roll of aluminum foil or *toilet paper rolls (Aluminum paper rolls are taller, skinnier and sturdier than a toilet paper roll and measure only 1" in diameter. I managed to cut out seven 3-inch pieces from one roll.)
    -brown paint (or if you prefer to use brown construction paper to cover the rolls instead you can do that.)
    -light brown, yellow, gold/orange, red scrap paper for the face, beak, feet, and wattle
    -black beans or black eyed peas, scrap paper, googly eyes or buttons for the eyes
    -Thanksgiving-themed cocktail size paper napkins for the feathers. I used napkins with an autumn leaf theme which were found in a discount bin somewhere in town after the Holidays last year or try looking at The Dollar Tree. (*Note: if using toilet paper rolls which have a large diameter, you can substitute standard/dinner size napkins.)

    Paint the outside of the piece of roll brown. Let dry.

    Cut out a face shape with light brown paper. Glue the wattle, beak and eyes on the face shape. Dry the face flat so the beans don't fall off while drying. Set aside. Glue the face to the turkey and glue on the feet, as shown. Dry each turkey on its side.

    Next day:

    Fold each cocktail napkin in an accordion pleat (about 1/2" pleats) then fold the napkin in half.

    After the turkey and face have completely dried, place the folded cocktail napkin in the top with the pattern facing the front, fluff the "feathers" and arrange the napkin ring on the dining table.

    If desired, you can write each person's name on the turkey and use these also for seating/place settings.
    Perfectionist cook
    Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:57 am Groupie
    How lovely! Thanks for posting this idea. icon_biggrin.gif
    Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:46 pm
    Forum Host
    Oh, I love these! I bet my grandchildren would enjoy making them. Thanks for sharing this!
    Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:26 am
    Forum Host
    They are super easy and fun to make!
    Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:13 pm
    Forum Host
    Cookgirl, I emailed this to my daughter. She let my grandsons make them and said they had a blast! Thanks again for sharing this.
    Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:52 pm
    Forum Host
    You are most welcomed!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:03 pm Groupie
    How adorable! icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif Becky
    Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:24 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Fantastic buddy. This is very nice decoration.
    My pleasure to have this post. thanks man
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