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Thanksgiving Craft Idea - Felt Door Sign

Updated on November 6, 2010

Thanksgiving Door Sign

This craft Idea goes along with the felt door sign theme. I found a coloring page that I liked to use in my door sign, then assembled all the needed supplies, to complete the project. For this project you will need:

  • 12" x 18" Stiff Easy felt panel whatever colors you choose.
  • and 9" x 12" soft felt panel in various colors in accordance to your choice of colors.
  • Embroidery thread (optional) for sewing method
  • felt glue (optional) for no sew method

This is a very easy project to make using the no sew method but can also be made using a sewing method with embroidery stitches, I used the embroider stitches to decorate and embellish the turkey but used a no sew method on the rest of the door sign. However you can choose completely no sew, or to sew it all as in previous door sign Ideas which are posted at the bottom of this page. Just before the comments section.

Turkey Coloring Page

Turkey coloring page.
Turkey coloring page.

Completing the Thanksgiving Felt Door Sign

 I first found a coloring page with the image I wanted to use.  Going with the thanksgiving theme, I found a turkey image that would work well. You can find many coloring pages online for these projects.

I then made a few copies so I would have extra when I go to cut out the pieces if need.

I assigned colors to all the pieces of the turkey design and made sure to get soft felt panels of all the colors. I then used light head and bond product and traced all the pieces on to the light heat and bond with will make the felt pieces easier to cut out.

Light heat and bond is a product that is used to bond fabrics together using and iron on method.  It comes in sheets of paper and can usually be found at any craft store. Once the pieces are traced onto the heat and bond paper you can then make a rough cut around the pieces and bond to the respective colors of felt. Then cut all the pieces out precisely the size of the piece. 

Once all the pieces are cut out you will then be able to assemble the pieces like a puzzle to form your image, onto the 9" x 12" color of soft felt of your choice.

In this example I then decided on a design to embellish the turkey by using embroidery thread and stitches to make different designs on the feathers and around the turkey outline. However this is not necessary if you prefer the no sew method you may also achieve a similar effect using felt tip markers.

Once this was complete I then applied the turkey panel to the larger stiff easy felt panel and added welcome lettering at the bottom.  You may want to add your own lettering ideas, such as, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Turkey Day, etc.

To apply them I chose to use the light heat and bond again for a quit method to assemble the project, but this can also be sewn by hand as I have done with other felt door signs.

The last step is to apply loops at the top to hang on a dowel rod or you may add hooks for hanging as well. Then nice thing about this project is you there are options to make it as easy or a difficult depending on the crafters choice.  No sew methods make this a very easy craft for young children to complete with adult supervision.

Pictures of some of the steps are added below.

turkey feathers drawing on heat and bond paper.
turkey feathers drawing on heat and bond paper.
assembled turkey peices ironed onto felt
assembled turkey peices ironed onto felt
Embroidered Turkey
Embroidered Turkey
Finished Thanksgiving Felt Door Sign.
Finished Thanksgiving Felt Door Sign.


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      Diane Inside 7 years ago

      Oh Thanks KristenGrace, I really appreciate the wonderful comment. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      KristenGrace 7 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Love this!! Ugh, I have to find more time in my life to be able to accomplish this... What a wonderful idea...