On Facebook

On Facebook
Grace Notes On Facebook

On Twitter

Follow Me on Bloglovin


Copyright Note

The contents of this web site including all text, graphics, photos and design ideas are my own. If you use any of my designs, please provide a link back to this blog page.

If you use my poems in any way, would you please comply with copyright rules and give credit by providing a link back to this page if posted online: gracenotes4today.blogspot.com.

If you use my poetry for UNPUBLISHED projects, please type a byline under the poem's title or somewhere in the description stating Grace M. Baxter as the author. Thank you.

About Spelling

If you follow my blog or know me at all, you will soon realize that I spell certain words differently from what you are used to seeing on most web sites. This is because I am Canadian and I am a spelling NUT. It drives me crazy when things are misspelled. So naturally, it would rub me the wrong way to purposely leave out letters from words that I know need them. Canadian spelling is actually a blend of British and U.S.

Home Dec Projects

Sewing and Crafts

I'm in Cricut Mag.

I'm in Cricut Mag.
My Spring Thank-You Card

My Music

Click the cloud to go to my music on Sound Cloud.

Blog Archive

Copyright Grace Baxter 2011. Powered by Blogger.
October 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Turkey Napkin Rings

The whole family will enjoy these comical little guys that add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Turkey napkin ring design



The turkeys from Create A Critter are sized at 3 inches high. The background frames are 3.10" high. I chose various fall shades of cardstock that go well together. The turkey's um, gobble-gobble thingy is a brick red.

Turkey Trivia
Actually, I just looked it up. That red hanging fleshy thing is called a "wattle". The male turkey has a longer wattle at the base of the nose than females. He also has one on his neck. That being said, my turkeys here must be females. Who knew!

turkey napkin ring, closeup
The spots on the long orange feathers are touches of orange glitter pen.

The head and body front is cut from embossed CS that has a feather texture.

Hat and wings are actually a dark brown, not black. I trimmed the hat with gold pen to make it look more like a pilgrim's hat.

Background Frame

The cream-coloured frame is from Elegant Edges, page 53. I used the Oblong feature for this shape.

Cardstock for the frame is slightly textured and has random speckles here and there. I inked the frame edges with dark brown and tea dye ink.

Napkin Ring

napkin ring backs
For the napkin rings, I cut strips 1-1/2" wide x 6" long. This allows enough length to overlap and glue the ends.

I punched the top long edge with my lattice punch to give it a fence-like appearance.

The "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment is stamped using dark brown.

The pic at right shows napkin ring backs. I stamped fall leaves and acorns near the top. This wasn't necessary but I thought we might want the rings sitting on the table after we pull out the napkins, and they will still look cute from all angles.


All Assembled

turkey napkin rings

Turkey napkin ring with place setting
Finished Napkin Ring

I'd like to extend to all my family and Canadian friends
a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Your napkin rings are adorable! I love the details on the back, too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks, Vanessa. They were so much fun to make!


Thanks for taking time to comment. I check them every day! If you would like me to contact you, please leave your email address. Note: spam comments are not approved.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Featured Post


Cricut Design Space:  Accessible Fonts I have just completed a long project which I think will be helpful not only for myself, but for a...

Finding Cards

Note to Visitors
For your convenience, cards are listed in the left sidebar in two ways:
1) by Cartridge/s used
2) by Category or occasion


I appreciate my followers. So, to say "thank-you" I frequently provide step-by-step instructions on some of my most popular cards.

Yes, there are other places to see my cards: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Bloglovin. But THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE where followers can request free PDF instructions for projects. Join the fun!

Faithful Followers

New Followers

When you become a new follower, please say 'hello' so that I'll know who you are and can welcome you!

Follow by Email


Click on any post title and scroll to the bottom of the post. You will see the comment section there.
You can also check off your reaction to any project. Just click in the box next to your choice.



My Christmas Blog

My Christmas Blog
Christmas Cards, Downloadable Graphics, Poems

About Me

My photo
I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!