Saturday, November 9, 2013

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Candle Holders

Tealight candle holders, turkey craft project, thanksgiving craft project
November is the month where the turkey decor is popular and the traditional fall colors fill your home with their familiar feel of family. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving so when November hits, I'm excited to decorate and prep my house for the delicious feast that is to come later in the month. This year I thought I would try my hand at creating turkey tea light candle holders since my DIY Mini Mummy Candle Holders were such a hit for both last years and this years Halloween! I set out the the store to grab everything I'd need to get started on this festive project!

What You Need:

3 (or More) Empty, Clean, & Dry Baby Food Jars (take the label off)
Brown Ribbon
Tacky Glue (or another strong glue)
Red Felt
Yellow Felt
Orange Felt
6 (or more) Small Googley Eyes

What You Need To Do: 

Step 1: Put a dob of glue at the bottom (on the back) of your baby food jar. Slowly wrap the ribbon around the baby food jar until you reach the top. Add glue to the end of the ribbon once you have finished wrapping. Make sure you choose a glue that dries clear so that if you get any glue elsewhere, you won't notice!

Step 2: Cut your felt into small feathered shape pieces, then glue them onto the back of the baby food jar. If it doesn't look beautiful at the back it's not a big deal since you won't see it anyway! I recommend making 5 feathers.

Step 3: Using your yellow felt, cut three small triangles and glue one upside down, onto the front of each baby food jar.

Step 4: Glue two googley eyes onto the front of the baby food jar, above the triangle!

Step 5: Let the glue dry as per the instructions on the glue bottle.

Step 6: Place a small tea light candle in each one and enjoy! 

This is a fun and easy project to do with your little ones over the weekend! They will love creating their own turkey and watching it proudly as you display it on your mantle!

*Please be very careful when using candles around felt. Although I have had no problems using tea light candles in these candle holders burn them at your own risk. Do not attempt to burn any candle larger than a tea light! It is recommended that you use an LED tea light!*

Burn at your own risk!

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  1. This is so pretty!
    Is it safe to put a candle in? That's a lot of felt near the top.

    1. I'm so sorry for the late response! I haven't had an issue with the felt but I wouldn't recommend anything taller than a tea light! If you feel more comfortable it it, maybe an LED candle? But I've burned several tea lights and haven't had any problem with them!

  2. pretty neat!!! this seems easy to make..

  3. Oh I love this. It seems so easy.

  4. Squee! Soooo cute! And I am stupidly excited about this because I have a bazillion baby food jars that I need more crafty projects for which to use them! This is perfect, thank you! :) I will plan to do this with my nieces & my own two little ones when we head to my inlaws for Thanksgiving. Yay!

    1. Fun! Check out our Mummy candle holders too for next halloween!

  5. These are so cute. My grandchildren would love making these. I think I would like to try and find a little light that is battery powered though.

  6. Very cute! I'm impressed you came up with this craft on your own, you must be quite creative! I may have to make some turkey's of my own; & I love that this is a DIY decoration that the kids can help with. I can imagine the turkey's look just wonderful lit up! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thank you! I try to get as crafty as I can but I also like to be pretty frugal too, so these are the best of both worlds!

  7. OMGosh, these are the cutest! My little man & I are going to so have to make some of these. Pinned! Thanks! xx