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Turkey Pumpkin Inspired by Pottery Barn

This is a metal pumpkin decorator kit from Pottery Barn. Super cute, but it’s $25! I made my own turkey pumpkin decoration with some cereal boxes and skewers for almost nothing.

Pottery Barn Turkey Pumpkin Decorator Kit

Photo from Pottery Barn Kids

Materials:
Pumpkin
Cardboard (can be from cereal boxes, frozen pizza boxes, etc)
Skewers
Hot Glue or Tacky Glue
Paint

Directions:
First cut out your pieces. I just did simple feather-y shapes, a bowling pin shaped body, and little wings. If you want to make them double sided you will need to cut 2 of each piece, and make sure you cut them back to back.

Turkey Body Pieces

Cut out something like this

Next, you will want to cut your skewers a bit shorter. I used my rose bush clippers.
Pruning Clippers to cut Skewers
You now will want to glue your skewers to your turkey pieces. For those who are doing double sided ones, you can glue the stick to one side and then glue the sides together. Clothespins can help hold the pieces together while the glue dries.
Turkey on Skewers
Lastly, you will paint the turkey face on. It’s easy, just dots for eyes, a triangle mouth and a squiggly for the waddle.
Finished Turkey Pumpkin
I liked the browns from the cardboard, they looked rustic. In my picture the light made them look whiter than I wanted. I haven’t made colored ones yet, but to do it all you would need to do is paint your cardboard.
Turkey Pumpkin Greeting
I took the easy way out and photoshopped this one to add the colors. Happy Fall, Y’all!
Turkey Pumpkin Greeting
If you enjoyed this Thanksgiving craft you might want to check out these other crafts:
Fall Paper Plate Crafts
Gratitude Garland
Toliet Paper Pumpkins

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  7. Carlee 11/16/2011 at 8:52 am

    This is so fun… I really like a good knock off! I am having a turkey show off party on my blog Friday, complete with prizes, and would love for you to share this!

    Carlee
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  9. Raejean 11/04/2011 at 1:20 pm

    Your turkey turned out cute! I’m not sure which I like better the rustic or the colorful.