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DIY Thanksgiving Ribbon Turkey Decoration

10/30/2020 | Lynn Lilly

Add a little fun and whimsy this Thanksgiving with this Quick and Easy Ribbon Turkey Decoration.

Featured Storage:  Deflecto Ribbon Dispenser and Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer

Materials Needed:

  • Felt Pieces:  Brown, Red, and Yellow
  • Assorted Ribbon
  • Googly Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue
  • Clothespin
  • Cardstock
  • Permanent Marker
  • Ruler



  • Draw a simple turkey body, beak, and wobbler on the cardstock to create a pattern.   
  • Or, you can download, print, and cut Design Team Member Beth Watson’s turkey pattern here.
  • Trace pattern pieces onto the felt and cut out.  (Cut two turkey bodies)
  • Glue googly eyes, beak, and wobbler onto the turkey body.
  • Measure and cut six-inch lengths of rainbow-colored ribbon from your craft stash. Fold each piece of ribbon into a loop and secure at the ends with a glue gun and glue sticks. For each turkey, you will need 10-12 loops of ribbon.



  • Line up the loops in the color pattern that you prefer.  Attach each rainbow ribbon loop to the back piece of the turkey body with a glue gun and glue sticks. Measure and cut two lengths of yellow ribbon six inches long, tie a not near one end, and then cut out a triangle notch to resemble the turkey legs. Glue to the bottom of the body of the turkey.
  • Glue the front piece of the turkey onto the back, which will cover all of the ribbon ends. Attach a wooden spring-style clothespin to the back center of the turkey with a glue gun with the clip end pointing up.
Ribbon Turkey Decorations make Great Place Cards for your Thanksgiving Table.  
Cut a strip of cardstock 3/4″ in width, hand letter your name onto the strip with a Permanent Marker, and then clip into the clothespin. The wooden clothespin acts as a stand for the turkey to sit and a clip to hold the names as place cards.
The Ribbon Turkey Decoration was designed by Beth Watson.  
For more great projects visit Beth’s blog here.
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