Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thanksgiving turkey silverware pocket

This silverware pocket is quick to make, and will add a decorative touch to your holiday table.  In addition, it’s an easy and fun craft for the kids.  The supplies are inexpensive and readily available at craft stores.

You will need:

Embossed or regular 12 x 9 inch felt (I used embossed)

Package of foam turkey stickers (48 came in my pack)

Brown, tan and orange feathers

Striped orange chenille stem (you may substitute any color if desired)

Tacky Craft glue



White colored pencil to mark on dark felt


Scraps of decorative trim in matching shade

Clothespins for holding till the glue sets

1.     Prepare the turkeys.  Remove the paper backing from the turkey and attach three feathers, fanning out.  Trim the feathers to the desired size if necessary

2.     Cut a chenille stem 2.”  Bend it in half and then and bend each end upward. (Legs made, see photo) Attach the legs to the center back of the turkeys with some tacky glue. 

3.     Make the felt pockets.  Felt comes in 12 x 9 sections.  Each section will make two silverware pockets.  Cut the felt to 10” x 9.” Measure and cut two rectangles 4 ½” x 5.”  Fold each 4 ½” x 5” rectangle in half lengthwise.

4.     Measure and mark 1” from the folded bottom and 1” from the side.  Meet the lines and cut on a diagonal.  Repeat on the other side.  (See photo)

5.     Open the sections and run a bead of tacky glue on the inside all around leaving the top unglued.  (See photo)  Press together and secure with clothespins until the glue sets. Let dry. Cut a piece of matching decorative trim 4 ½” and glue to the top edge.  Center a prepared turkey on the pocket bottom and attach with some tacky glue.  Let dry.

6.      Cut a piece of cardboard 3 ½” x 3 ½” and insert in the pocket for added firmness.  Add your silverware in each pocket and enjoy.


  1. this is an incredibly creative idea!!!! You can use this for thanksgiving and adapt it for virtually every holiday!!!

    Awesome and thanks for sharing on our blog!!!

    Warm Regards,

  2. How cute! Yes, you could make one with a Christmas theme or a birthday theme. Great idea. :)

  3. LUV it!! You have the best kid friendly craft ideas. I know my grandkids would have loved making these with me. They are as cute as your chimney silverware pockets for Christmas.

  4. Aww, your tiny turkeys are adorable! :)

  5. Very cute and fun!! Love this one Crystal!

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  7. So cool! I'm so glad you shared this at Submarine Sunday!


  8. I love it! I love turkeys.

    I would love if you would link up at Fall Into the Holidays-

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  9. Such a cute idea! Hope your having a great week! Visiting from

  10. Very cute! My husband wears a turkey shirt every Thanksgiving... this might be something I add to the family tradition!

  11. What a cute idea; I think I'll make this a grandkid project for a weekend prior to turkey day. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

  12. Hey from tessacotton! Love your turkeys, that's so creative. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, thanksgiving themed linky party, live today!

  13. Woot! We love this post! Thank you for sharing it in our Crafty Showcase last week. We are featuring you on our blog, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest today.

    Here is your feature

    Stop back over on Saturday and share more of your awesome ideas!

    Have a great weekend!
    susie at Bowdabra

  14. Hey! I'm stopping by to let you know that I'm featuring your lovely Thanksgiving Turkey Silverware Pockets @ Submarine Sunday #5.

    T'onna @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

  15. This is such a great project. Thanks for linking up and sharing it at Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Party. Do you think I could do this project but use a back pocket from a pair of jeans that blown out knees that I would probably throw out? I'm following along on Google+ and GFC so I can keep up with all your creativity. Have a wonderful day!


  16. Adorable and we all still have enough time to make them. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  17. So cute!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

  18. Thanks for linking up at tessacotton! I'd love it if you'd join with all your winter/holiday crafts at our new Christmas linky party!

  19. Congrats, Crystal! We are featuring your fun project in our weekly Feature Friday Series today! Hop over to check it out. We will also resume our Crafty Showcase this Saturday! Stop over :)


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