Thursday, November 21, 2013

Turkey Napkin Rings

Turkey Napkin Rings made from paper towel tubes

I have been working on my turkey napkin rings since before the power outage. Those 24 hours without power threw my entire week off, so it took me a bit longer than planned  to finish these little guys.  

Cardboard tube napkin rings for Thanksgiving

I started this craft with an empty paper towel tube that I painted dark brown.  I was able to cut six  rings that were 1 and 1/2 inches each.   For the head and the feathers, I chose cardstock in fall colors.  When I could not find the correct color brown for the head, I painted a light brown piece with the dark brown paint. 

I use a circle punch to make the head.  I cut a gold diamond for the beak.  I also cut a red piece in the shape of a comma to hang from the beak.   I decided to use a glue gun to glue the pieces all together.  I am still not sure if that was a good decision or not.  I  injured myself, and now have a nice burn on one of my fingers.  

Cardboard Tube Napkin Rings

I glued together the feathers before adding the  tail to the inside of the ring.  Once the face was finished I glued it to the outside of the ring.   On this turkey I did try to accent the feathers with black marker.  I am not sure what I think of it yet, so I have only done it to one so far.  

Turkey Napkin Rings perfect for Thanksgiving

I tested it out a napkin ring on the plate we use for Thanksgiving, and I really like how it looks.  It gives the brown plates a nice punch of color. 

Make your own turkey napkin rings

You may notice there are only five turkeys in the picture when I said I cut six. At some point during the crafting process, one of the heads disappeared.  I have searched several times, but I have not found it yet.  I am sure it will turn it up, and when it does turkey number six will join his friends.  


  1. These are adorable! Pinned 'em :)

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
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