DIY Wood Slice Thanksgiving Turkey

November 13, 2015

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Before you deck the halls, deck out your Thanksgiving table with these easy DIY Wood Slice Thanksgiving Turkeys.

DIY Wood Slice Thanksgiving Turkey

I figured that before I go completely into Christmas overdrive with holiday DIY projects and recipes, I should share at least one more Thanksgiving project.  Over the weekend, I worked on some wood slice projects.  I had a package of pretty feathers just begging to be used, so I put the wood slices and feathers together to create the cutest little Thanksgiving turkeys ever!  These are so easy to make and would look adorable placed around your Thanksgiving table!

Between Halloween and the holidays, the house is usually a blank slate before Christmas makes its obvious reappearance.  This year, I decided to do a little decorating for Thanksgiving with some Fall florals, festive pumpkins, and of course, these little guys.  I love adding a rustic touch to my decor and these little wood slice turkeys do just that!  Once you get your wood slices cut in half (I had my helpful husband do it for me with a hand saw), all you have to do is glue on some feathers and paint on a turkey face.   These are so simple and so cute that you might even want to make several and let your Thanksgiving guests take one home!

DIY Wood Slice Thanksgiving Turkey


  • Wood slice
  • Paint
  • Feathers
  • Glue


1. Carefully cut your wood slice in half.
2. Arrange your feathers on one side of the wood slice, then glue.
3. On the other side of the wood slice, use white paint to make eyes.  Dot them with black paint.  Then, add a beak and feet with orange paint.

4. Allow paint to dry completely and display your Thanksgiving turkey!  Gobble, gobble!

DIY Wood Slice Thanksgiving Turkey

Do you decorate for Thanksgiving?


  • Reply Carrie @ Carrie's Home Cooking November 8, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    These are so cute! We just started the Whisk It Wednesday link party and I thought you might be interested in sharing there too! Thanks, Carrie

    • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 7:55 AM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply the cape on the corner November 9, 2017 at 11:56 AM

    so cute and different!

  • Reply Mary Beth November 9, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Oh my goodness, these are so stinkin’ cute!!!

    • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 7:53 AM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply DIY Home Sweet Home November 10, 2017 at 7:26 AM

    OMG!! Adorable. Thanks for linking up to More the Merrier Monday. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be linking up next week.

    DIY Home Sweet Home

    • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 7:56 AM

      Thanks so much! So glad you like this DIY project!

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