Holidays, Pumpkin Turkey and things to do in November

Well, the absolutely first thing to do in November, especially since you have an extra whole hour,  is to make a pumpkin turkey!




This turkey was inspired by the talented Mary at Home is Where the Boat is…when I saw her owl pumpkin creations, I couldn’t stand it they are so cute!!!


pumpkins feathers and leaves


There aren’t many any pinecones to forage around here, but I did have some gold magnolia leaves and feathers I used for a coastal Thanksgiving last year




And pumpkins by the front door…




Leaves from Autumn Leaves and a Pumpkin Chandy Wreath


autumn leaves & pumpkins


I rounded up what was on hand, and started “building” my turkey




Package tape made quick work of attaching the leave stems and feathers





This turkey is for front viewing only   😁




“Honey, can you tell what this is?”




“A pumpkin with a headdress?”


Back to the drawing board…


“How about now, with conch shell eyes and a wattle?”




Leaf  “feathers” for his broad breast and pipe cleaner legs & feet





“Oh, now I get it!   That’s really something…”  ha! I wonder what that means  😳




Sigh, he’s very tolerant!




It’s not easy be married to a crazy artist…


turkey tutorial


To see the Painting Turkeys tutorial here, and the pumpkin sign tutorial here


turkey glasses


Gobble Gobble!




Be sure to pop over to Mary’s to see her fabulous owls here

I will be sharing more things to do in November and Thanksgiving menus later this week-

AND for more fabulous fall ideas…

The Thoughts of Home Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes blog hop starts tomorrow!


There will be a bountiful harvest of Thanksgiving ideas!


Monday – November 7th

Decor To Adore | Southern Hospitality | Chateau Chic | Shabby Fufu | Rustic Refined

Tuesday – November 8th

Poofing The Pillows | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Love of Home |  My Kentucky Living | Sharon Joyce Interiors

Wednesday – November 9th

At Home With Jemma | Remodelando la Casa | Rattlebridge Farm |  Patina and Paint | Sew A Fine Seam

Thursday – November 10th

Everyone is invited to join the Thoughts of Home on Thursday Thanksgiving Edition Linky Party.

Friday – November 11th

White Spray Paint | A Stroll Thru Life | Simple Nature Decor | The Painted Apron | Ramblings of a Southern Girl


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsFull Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Get Your DIY On,    Your Inspired Design

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25 Responses to “Holidays, Pumpkin Turkey and things to do in November”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your turkey pumpkin is adorable with his gold leaf and feather fantail and conch shell eyes! I bet your grands will get a kick out of it at their Thanksgiving table! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away, I feel like fall just arrived with our hot weather 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    Adorable you creative genius!!!

  3. Both yours and Mary’s are adorable!

  4. These are really cute and great fun!

  5. Oh my goodness the turkey you made is adorable! I also love your porch setting and the painted picture and glasses. You are one talented person. Have a wonderful week.

  6. Very cute, Jenna!

  7. Jenna, I was amazed by Mary’s pumpkins and your tur-pump-key is adorable too! Both of you are so creative and entertaining. I am familiar with the hubby-speak. I am now training mine to be careful of his comments. But I am sure your hubby loves and appreciates all the things you create and serve! Linda

  8. Lynn Bean says:

    What fun! The turkey and the glasses are so cute. Such a happy post.

  9. Ha, ha, my best view may not be from the back either:@) Cute!

  10. Rosie M. says:

    What a happy welcome your turkey makes at the front door!! For some reason he just puts a smile on my face. Bravo, Jenna, for another great idea!! Rosie

  11. Kim says:

    That’s so cute, Jenna. The things men say sometimes need to be published in a book! 🙂

  12. I love the pumpkin turkey, absolutely adorable!

  13. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, I love all of your turkey craft inspiration and thanks for sharing it at C&C with J&J! 🙂

  14. Kitty says:

    I love your inspirational turkey from our friend, Mary! The conch shell eyes were perfect for your foraging through the beach, Jenna! Mr. Turkey turned out so festive!!!

  15. JESS44903 says:

    Wow…how fun!! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  16. Angela says:

    This pumpkin turkey is so cool. Now I wanna make one!!

  17. Sandra Garth says:

    Mr. TurPumpkey is very cute and you are very talented. I love that he is for front viewing only. Sometimes the back of my creations hide a multitude of oopsies! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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