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pineapple turkey centerpiece

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Terrie Hoelscher
Harpers Ferry, WV

Not a recipe, but I wanted to post it in the group "Crafty-ness", for those who have asked me for the instructions for this adorable Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece.

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 45 Min

Ingredients For pineapple turkey centerpiece

  • 2
    8-1/2 x 11 pieces of felt, red, brown, rust or orange color
  • 1
    full pineapple, with nice, un-bruised leaves. the leaves will be the tail feathers.
  • 4 sm
    chenille balls - or, use two sm. chenille balls, and two small googly eyes
  • 1
    6" piece of red, brown or black yarn - for turkey's wattle
  • 1 sm
    wad of batting
  • 4
    straight pins

How To Make pineapple turkey centerpiece

  • 1
    I will have to send you the pattern, or if you're a good artist, you can come up with your own by looking at the photo above. Not too hard...
  • 2
    Lay the pattern on top of both pieces of felt, then cut out turkey head on cutting line .
  • 3
    Stitch with matching thread 1/4" from the edge,leaving open between arrows/heavy black lines. Trim as close as you like. Leave the back/bottom of the head open, for stuffing.
  • 4
    Hot glue the googly eyes in place [or use chenille balls for eyes, too]. Put eyes on both sides. Hot glue the 6" loop of yarn where the turkey's wattle would hang [you'll only hang the wattle off one side of the beak]. Hot glue two more chenille balls on each side of bridge of nose, where raw ends of wattle yarn are.
  • 5
    Stuff batting up inside head, trying to get it down into tip of beak, as well. Let stuffing come as far down as where the stitching stops/starts.
  • 6
    Open out the back/open section of the felt head, and use straight pins to anchor the turkey head to the "unfeathered" end of the pineapple.
  • 7
    Voilá ... He looks mighty proud to be struttin' in the middle of your Thanksgiving table!

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