Years ago I used these fabulous Paper Turkey downloads from Martha Stewart for my Thanksgiving table centerpiece. They were really simple to put together. I was even able to complete them at the last minute.

Paper Turkey Centerpiece

Paper Turkey Placecards

My friend Missy had the great idea to put them on top of a box to make a great party favor. So, I downloaded the Paper Turkey Placecard template and purchased 3 inch round paper mache boxes.

Cut the turkeys out and glue back to back. I actually cut out the base (to make sure I could line the turkeys up) and then cut roughly around the turkeys, glued together and then cut the turkeys out at the same time.

To make the accordion base cut a strip of paper 1 1/2 inches wide by about 15 inches long (I had to glue two pieces together to get the length). Accordion fold the strip of paper the same width as the base of the turkey (orange part).  I trimmed 1/8 inch off each side of the base of the turkey so it measured 3 inches across. Join the ends of the accordion folded paper. Glue the turkey in the center and once it is dry glue the turkey and base to the top of the box. I did paint my box first. Embellish box and turkey (hard to tell but I added a touch of clear glitter to the turkey) and you have a cute little party favor for your Thanksgiving table.

You might also be interested in these other Thanksgiving crafts.

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  1. This is a great idea .What is? EVERYTHING on this website,it awesome. Keep up the crafty creativity.

  2. I LOVE this idea and I am in the middle of making 14 for our table this year, they are turning out so cute!!! I am using LOTS of glitter! I am filling them with the autumn mix of Hershey kisses and mini candy bars! Keep the ideas coming, you are amazing!!!

  3. I love the idea of attaching them to boxes. I used the placecards that match that set a few years back and had the kids write inside why they were thankful for each person. I may need to do the boxes this year.

  4. I am totally going to make these because I’m hosting bunko night at my house this month, but what should I put inside the boxes?

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