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Pomegranate Turkey

Try making this clever place setting with pomegranates.




  • Turkey template
  • Autumnal-colored cardstock
  • Stapler
  • Craft knife
  • Toothpicks
  • Tape
  • Rubber cement or glue stick
  • Beautifully round pomegranate
  • Pen (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Download and print turkey template.

  2. Step 2

    Fold a piece of autumnal-colored cardstock in half. Staple the template to the folded cardstock, and cut on the solid black line, through all the layers, with a craft knife.

  3. Step 3

    With one set of cutouts, tape toothpicks in place, as marked on the template.

  4. Step 4

    With the opposing set of cutouts, apply a layer of glue and attach to the first set, sandwiching the toothpicks in between the layers of paper. If you want to make these cute decorations into place cards, write the names of your guests across the fan of feathers.

  5. Step 5

    Make pilot holes in the pomegranate with an extra toothpick: two holes in the stem end (for the turkey head) and two on each side of the stamen, about two inches apart (for the tail). Insert turkey head and tail cutouts into pomegranate.

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2008



Reviews (1)

  • pelican66 19 Nov, 2009

    i remember doing this back in the late 50's with a potato placed on toothpick legs..thanks for the great memory here!