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DIY Turkey Place Card Holders

by Jenny Batt

Yes, I have a thing for gold animals and I don’t care who knows it. (As evidenced here and here.) This time around let’s gild little plastic turkeys and add flags for fun. Everything is better in gold, your Thanksgiving table settings are no exception.

DIY gold turkey place card holders by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

Supplies –

  • plastic turkeys
  • gold spray paint
  • bamboo skewers
  • kitchen shears
  • drill and a drill bit (the same size as the skewer)
  • card stock
  • white charcoal pencil or chalk

DIY gold turkey place card holders by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY gold turkey place card holders by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY gold turkey place card holders by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

We’re going to use a similar technique as before, but the holes are a touch larger this time. The overall concept, though, is exactly the same! Hold your turkey with pliers and drill a hole halfway though the center. Repeat this step with as many place cards as you need. Once drilled, take all of your turkeys outside and spray paint gold with two light coats on a piece of newspaper or board. Let dry between coats. Hint: I always paint the bottoms first and then do the tops last.

Cut the pointy end of the  skewer off, making the length you need with the kitchen shears.

Cut a flag from black card stock and add to the top of the skewer with double stick tape. Use a piece of chalk or white charcoal pencil to add names. Insert flag into each turkey and place at each setting.

DIY gold turkey place card holders by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY gold turkey place card holders by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

Voila! Now that’s an easy DIY to be thankful for.

{Photos by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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Monday 18th of November 2013

[...] Turkey Place Holder via The Sweetest Occasion — This must be the fanciest turkey I’ve ever seen! Everything looks classy in gold, am [...]

Kendra

Saturday 26th of October 2013

Can you tell me what brand and color gold spray paint you used? That is a great gold, not to pink or green tinted!!!!!!

Monica

Saturday 19th of October 2013

Just saw this on Pinterest and love it! This is a great idea ...thank you for sharing.

Carrie // cue the confetti

Friday 23rd of November 2012

SO CUTE!!!! I have a collection of plastic animals waiting to be painted (just waiting for the right occasion). I love them.

chiara

Wednesday 21st of November 2012

these are great!