Creations, Burlap Turkey Bottle Topper or Napkin Ring

You knew there had to be a burlap turkey, after ghosts, and witches and owls and pumpkins oh my~

wine bottle turkey

I started out with a pile of colored felt with all intentions of creating a felt creature…


But there were a few pieces of burlap in my felt basket, and before I knew it


Burlap was taking over


After making his “body” by folding a 12″ x 7″ fringed edge piece in half and tying the top I took a length of burlap ribbon and tied it over the body top forming a head



An orange triangle forms his beak


and his neck thingy


cut free hand from red felt and tacked on with a glue gun


Then I made a loop higher than his head and tied that with a piece of twine under his neck.  This is where the top of the wine bottle will go, inserted in the burlap loop behind his head, and then his head and body will be on the bottle front.


I cut two short pieces of 5″ wide burlap ribbon, about 7″ long and cut into strips 3/4 of the length to form his “feathers”


I tied one on each side of the center burlap ribbon loop behind his head.  Do this on the wine bottle and tie it just loose enough so you can slip it on and off the bottle neck.  The twine should hold everything together but use dots of glue here and there if necessary.

Thanksgiving wine bottle topper

Add a pilgrim black felt hat with a buckle

burlap bottle covers

And this little turkey is ready to trot!  I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do my table yet, just getting started…

white and silver pumpkin centerpiece

Mirror mirror on the wall will you please display my pumpkins this fall?

mirror centerpiece

burlap turkey bottle topper

I might use him in the centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner so I perched him on a decorative painted wine bottle, but you can put him on a bottle you plan to open or on a gift bottle, and the label of the wine will show which is fun.

Thanksgiving wine bottle topper 4

He can be used as a napkin ring too~just slip your napkin through the sides of his body!

turkey napkin holder

I left all the twine tie ends long so they look like part of the feathers and I didn’t have to bother hiding them


It is hard to photo while holding and tying, and I realize the directions aren’t crystal clear~ my favorite thing about using burlap is that it looks pretty great without too much fuss~

burlap turkey napkin ring

I think I am going to have to make some more…


It would be fun to have a table full!

wine bottle turkey

Which way do you like better, the bottle topper or the napkin ring?

Thanks for visiting today!

The painted wine glasses are from JMdesigns

Thanksgiving placemats and napkins/Pier 1 last year


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12 Responses to “Creations, Burlap Turkey Bottle Topper or Napkin Ring”
  1. Your turkey is too cute! Love it as a wine bottle topper:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your pilgrim turkey wine bottle topper is too cute, including his ‘ his neck thingy’! Adorable as a napkin ring too!

  3. Oh my I love this…very cute!!

  4. Joyce says:

    Cute, cute!! Great tutorial too!

  5. Jennifer says:

    So cute and clever! Love the script napkin too!

  6. So very cute!!

  7. laurie says:

    That is so cute, you clever girl! laurie

  8. lulu says:

    Cute, cute, cute and I just bought a whole roll of burlap!

  9. Love your turkey, how cute is this. Great tutorial too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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