Moms, we have a fun and original idea for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece! A friend recently had a Turkey Centerpiece/Salad Potluck gathering and everyone brought items to make their own unique Thanksgiving Centerpiece!! It was fun spending time with friends and being creative at the same time!
1 Summer squash for the turkey head
1 Pineapple for the body
1 Artichoke for the back legs
Flowers/feathers/etc for the plumage
Cloves for the eyes
Platter to put your turkey on and anything else that you would like to decorate your turkey with!!
Start with the pineapple on its side. Cut artichoke in half. Use floral picks (may need to sharpen to stick in pineapple) and insert one end of pick into artichoke and the other into the side of the pineapple to hold the artichoke in place. Attach the squash to the bottom end of the pineapple with the picks. Insert cloves for eyes. Wrap flowers/plumage or other decoration around picks and insert into pineapple. The finished product is your own beautiful masterpiece to display during Thanksgiving!
Original article posted November 2012