Wooden Spoon Turkey Place Card

Gobble ’til you wobble with these cute little turkey place cards made from wooden spoons! Your guests will love taking them home as a favor after dinner!

Image contains two finished photos of the turkey spoon project and the craft title. It is intended for Pinterest.

How to Make a Wooden Spoon Turkey

These Wooden Spoon Turkey Place Cards are simple and fun for crafters of all ages. Just gather the materials listed below, and let’s get started!


  • wooden spoons
  • brown acrylic/multi-surface paint
  • paintbrush
  • yellow and red felt
  • scissors
  • googly eyes
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • craft feathers
  • ribbon
  • cardstock
  • markers
  • tag punch/paper cutter


Paint your spoon(s) brown.
Image contains two wooden spoons painted brown, laying on a white background.
Add a face, using googly eyes and felt.

I cut a triangle from yellow felt, and a teardrop shape from red felt.

Image contains the tops of two wooden spoons that have been painted brown. Each one has a pair of googly eyes, a yellow felt beak, and a red felt snood.
Glue assorted craft feathers to the back of the handle.
Image contains two wooden spoons turkeys that are painted brown with faces and feathers.
Write names on cardstock and cut or punch into tags.

I used a Fiskars tag punch, but you can also just cut the cardstock into a rectangle or any other shape you like.

Image contains two white cardstock tags labeled, “amy” and “dan” in black brush script. Each is tied to a spoon handle with gold ribbon.
Tie tags to spoons with ribbon.

All that’s left is to put a turkey at each place setting on your table!

Image contains two finished wooden spoon turkey place cards on a white background.

Crafting Tips

  • These turkey spoons also make a fun hostess gift if you are visiting someone else’s home for Thanksgiving! Just tie one to a festive kitchen towel or oven mitt, and it’s a great way to thank the chef!
  • You can write the names in any way you like. The style I used can be done either with Faux Calligraphy or Brush Lettering.
  • If you don’t have real craft feathers, you can cut colorful feathers from felt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this be a kids’ project?

Absolutely! Younger crafters will need supervision if you’re using a hot glue gun, but they will love to paint and assemble this turkey! You can also use craft glue if you’re worried about little fingers.

Where do I get inexpensive wooden spoons?

I got a pack from Amazon, but for an even better deal, check your local thrift shop and/or dollar store!

What else can I create with a wooden spoon?

Check out this fun and simple snowman craft, which also makes a great gift idea!

More Thanksgiving Projects

For more projects you can create on and around Thanksgiving, check out these previous posts!

If you create your own version of any of these projects, I’d love to see your photos! Make sure to join the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all share our latest creations and inspire each other. Hope to see you there.

Wooden Spoon Turkey Place Cards

These festive turkeys will be a fun addition to your holiday table.
Author: Amy Latta


  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • tag punch or paper cutter


  • wooden spoons
  • brown paint
  • craft feathers
  • felt: red and yellow
  • cardstock
  • marker
  • googly eyes


  • Paint your spoons brown.
  • Add a face using googly eyes, a felt beak, and a felt waddle.
  • Glue feathers to the back of the handle.
  • Write names on cardstock and cut/punch cardstock into tag shapes.
  • Tie tags onto spoon handles with ribbon.

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