Get Creative! Make a Turkey Candle for Thanksgiving!

Posted on October 6, 2016 in Crafts/ DIY


I can’t believe I’m talking about Thanksgiving already! But, guess what? Monday is Thanksgiving here in Canada! I for one cannot wait because I am craving turkey and all the trimmings so badly! Our last turkey holiday seems like so long ago and after dealing with Gestational Diabetes for the majority of my pregnancy I feel like I need this big turkey meal more than anything right now!

Next Monday being Thanksgiving means my kids will have a 4 day week next week but guess what? They also get a 4 day week this week.. Friday is a PA day so they’ll be home Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday! That means I need to break out the crafts and fun things to do this weekend so why not do some fun Thanksgiving crafts?

This brings us to this ADORABLE candle. I am obsessed with candles. Due to our bird I can’t have many around the house, so I keep some in the bathroom and my bedroom and this turkey candle would make the perfect little piece for on a Thanksgiving table. It’s also perfect for kids to make to celebrate the holiday!

Thanksgiving Turkey Candle

Supplies needed:
Brown colored candle in glass (Dollar Store)
Red, white, black, and orange craft felt
Assorted fall colored pipe cleaners
Hot glue, glue gun



  1. Begin by crafting the face of your turkey. This will consist of two large white circles, two small black circles, an orange triangle and a red squiggled oval gobbler. You will use your craft felt for all of these shapes.
  2. Add a dab of glue to the back of each shape and assemble your turkey face. Simply layer the circles to create an eye ball with pupil, and then glue the triangle beneath the eyes. Glue the gobbler right under the beak. Press each into place, hold until secure, and allow to dry.
  3. Once the face is competed you can work on your feathers. Fold your segments of pipe cleaners into ovals. Twist the ends together to close them.
  4. Add a generous amount of glue to the base of the “feathers” and press to the back of the candle. We adhered ours over the label for best results. Hold in place until dry and secure.
  5. Your turkey candle can now be enjoyed. Just light and place in safe spot!





And the adorable finished product… it’s so much fun! I am not usually a big fan of Turkey’s but when they are in craft or art form I’m a big fan, aren’t they adorable?




What type of decorations do you like putting out for Thanksgiving? Any DIY?


  • Reply Sarah Bailey October 6, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Oh my goodness that is just the cutest thing <3 I really need to make myself one :) x

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle October 6, 2016 at 10:54 am

    That’s so cute! Googly eyes are always the best part of a craft like this. I love that simple but super adorable style.

  • Reply Lisa Joy Thompson October 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I absolutely love this turkey candle! I bet my twins would love to whip up one of these this weekend! :) We just may need to make these as a gift for grandma too! :)

  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson October 6, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    What a creative addition to your Thanksgiving table! My kids would have a blast making these!

  • Reply Chavonne H October 6, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Great craft idea for the fall. I like the use of a candle, because this can be used as a gift too. I like making crafts for the holidays, it’s a lot of fun especially when it’s a family effort.

  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger October 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    This is such a fun little Thanksgiving craft. It would make a great gift, too. How creative.

  • Reply Melisasource October 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Wow, what a creative idea!

  • Reply Louise Bishop October 6, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I love candles and I love making them too. What a creative idea!

  • Reply Christie October 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    This would be fun to make with the kids. So festive for Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Brandy October 6, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    That candle is so cute! I would love to have this as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving.

  • Reply Liz Mays October 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Cute! I love its eyes! I’d love to turn some of my warm autumn scents into little critters like this.

  • Reply Kristi October 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    What a fun and easy idea. This would make a great teacher gift!

  • Reply felicia October 6, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    How adorable is this?! What a fun idea for my 6 year old.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia October 7, 2016 at 11:30 am

    This candle is so cute and easy to make. I will have to get the kids to make some to take to Grandmas house for thanksgiving dinner.

  • Reply Melissa October 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Forget the store bought candles! I am all over this DIY! What a Great way to help get my kids excited about the holidays and help them get involved in the preparations!

  • Reply Amanda Love October 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    That’s a cute looking Turkey! It’s perfect to add to your decor for Fall or Thanksgiving, and it’s also perfect as gifts! I like how easy it is to make, I’m sure the kids would love to help out too.

  • Reply Brianne October 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Oh this looks like so much fun! I am definitely going to craft one of these with the kiddies!

  • Reply Crystal October 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    The kiddos will have a great time making those candles for the grandparents this Thanksgiving. The little felt face is just too cute.

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld October 8, 2016 at 2:49 am

    This is so cute, perfect for the thanksgiving celebration! Love this idea!

  • Reply Katherine G October 8, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    This is so cute! I love this idea! I can already see them on the table bringing smiles to everyone’s face. I love seeing creativity.

  • Reply Mary Edwards October 8, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    we are SO making these as centerpieces this year! Thanks for sharing. My family will love to have them on our thanksgiving day table

  • Reply Camesha | Mama Motivator October 9, 2016 at 1:21 am

    This is too cute! My kids would love this craft. Plus, I’m always a fan of candles.

  • Reply Foodie Finds Home October 9, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I’ve never really done diy decorations for Thanksgiving, I usually buy some flowers and set them out, but these candles are adorable and I think the kids would love making them. I’ll give them a try this year.

  • Reply christina aliperti October 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    This is too cute. I am going to make some with my nieces. They will have fun with this.

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