Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece

Terrie Hoelscher


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.

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Many smiles
45 Min


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


1I 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...
2Lay the pattern on top of both pieces of felt, then cut out turkey head on cutting line .
3Stitch 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.
4Hot 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.
5Stuff 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.
6Open 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.
7Voilá ... He looks mighty proud to be struttin' in the middle of your Thanksgiving table!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy