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!


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