Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece

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Terrie Hoelscher

By
@Blessed1

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Many smiles
Prep:
45 Min

Ingredients

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 small
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 small
wad of batting
4
straight pins

How to Make Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece

Step-by-Step

  • 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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Pineapple Turkey Centerpiece

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