Ferrero Rocher Turkey Favors for Thanksgiving Dinner

Made with Ferrero Rocher candies, these cute turkey favors for Thanksgiving dinner are sure to be a hit. Learn how to make them here!

Made with Ferrero Rocher candies, these cute turkey favors for Thanksgiving dinner are sure to be a hit. Keep reading to learn how simple it is to make them!

It won’t be very long and Thanksgiving will be here.  My mouth is water just thinking of all the yummy food!  Thanksgiving is a HUGE deal in our house and I spend several days beforehand cooking and baking up a storm.

Every year I like to make Thanksgiving themed favors to put at each place setting for the big meal.  Usually it is a candy favor of some sort.  I couldn’t decide what type of Thanksgiving dinner favors I wanted to make this year until I saw the EK Tools Paper Crimper.  It crimps in 2 different sizes.  Immediately I knew that the larger 1/2 inch pleats would make a cute turkey tail.

So I just needed to find a round candy that I could use for the turkey head.  After browsing through the candy selections at several different stores, I eventually settled on using Ferrero Rocher chocolates for these turkey favors for Thanksgiving dinner.  If you get the assortment of different flavors of Ferrero Rocher candies, it contains dark chocolate ones with dark brown wrappers, which are just perfect for this project.  However, if you can only find the original gold wrapped ones, those would work too.

Creatively Homemade Supplies Needed

Turkey Favors for Thanksgiving Supplies Needed

  • Wooden Popciscle Sticks
  • Ferrero Rocher Candies (leave wrapped)
  • 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of Brown Cardstock
  • Scraps of Orange and Red Cardstock
  • 3 different designs/colors of Autumn Washi Tape
  • 7 mm Googly Eyes
  • Glue Gun
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Small Diamond or Square Paper Punch (that makes 1/2 inch shapes)
  • Small Scroll Punch
  • EK Tools Paper Crimper
  • Scissors

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    Creatively Homemade Tutorial

    Thanksgiving Turkey Favors Instructions

    Make a thanksgiving turkey favor using Ferrero Rocher candies and punch art.

    Punch an orange diamond (or square) for each favor you want to make.  (This paper punch is similar to the one I have.) Fold these diamond shapes in half.  These will be the beak for the Thanksgiving turkey favors.

    Punch a decorative scroll shape for the turkey waddle.  You will just need about 1/2 inch of the end of each scroll shape.  Punch one waddle for each turkey candy favor you are going to be making.

    Make a thanksgiving turkey favor using Ferrero Rocher candies and punch art.

    Using mini glue dots, stick (2) 7 mm googly eyes, a beak, and a waddle to the Ferrero Rocher candies to form the turkey head.

    If you don’t have mini glue dots, you can use a low temp glue gun, but you risk melting the candies in those spots.  So I just prefer to use the glue dots.  Set the turkey heads aside.

    Cutting cardstock to make thanksgiving themed favors.

    Cut strips of brown cardstock  that measure 2.5″ x 11″.  You will need one cardstock strip for each of your Thanksgiving dinner favors.  These cardstock strips are going to be pleated to form the tail feathers for the turkeys.

    You will need three different colors of washi tape to add to your cardstock strips.  Try to stick to deeper fall colors (yellow, red, orange, plum, burgundy, etc)  and use different patterns if you have them.

    Adding washi tape to cardstock strips to make Thanksgiving turkey favors.

    Starting with the darkest color, run washi tape along the strips of cardstock the long way.  Repeat with the remaining two colors of washi tape, leaving about 1/8″ between the strips of washi tape.

    Making the tail feathers for turkey favors using the EK Tools Paper Crimper.

    Run the cardstock strip through the EK Tools Paper Crimper, using the large crimping bar.  This is the one that will give you 1/2 inch pleats.

    If your crimper comes with the smaller bar installed, you just need to remove the end cover and exchange the bars.  They are labeled so you know which ones go on top and which go on bottom.

    Making the tail feathers for turkey favors using the EK Tools Paper Crimper.

    Fold the brown cardstock at each pleat line, then fan out to form a half rosette.

    Making the tail feathers for turkey favors using the EK Tools Paper Crimper.

    Use an extra strong tape runner (like Fast Fuse or Tombow Xtreme) to glue the half rosette to a popsicle stick.  The popsicle stick will help give the thanksgiving dinner favors the stability to stand upright.

    I found it easiest to stick the popsicle stick to 1 end of the pleated paper.  Then form the fan shape and push to meet in the center before pressing down the other end to the popsicle stick.

    Making the tail feathers for turkey favors using the EK Tools Paper Crimper.

    Add a glue dot between the first pleat to help ensure that the tail feathers on your Thanksgiving turkey favors don’t want to flop backwards.

    Making the tail feathers for turkey favors using the EK Tools Paper Crimper.
    Here’s what the tail feathers will look like after you attach the popsicle stick to the bottom.  They easily stand up on their own.

    Made with Ferrero Rocher candies, these cute Thanksgiving dinner favors are sure to be a hit. Learn how to make them here!

    Use your glue gun to attach your candy turkey head to the tail feathers.  You really do have to use a glue gun for this part.  I tried the larger glue dots and they wouldn’t hold the head to the feathers.  Just apply a big dollop of hot glue and let it cool a few seconds before you press the candy onto the tail feathers.

    Made with Ferrero Rocher candies, these cute Thanksgiving themed favors are sure to be a hit. Learn how to make them here!

    And here is one made with the dark chocolate Ferrero Rocher candy.  I think the dark brown wrapping works better for the turkey heads for these Thanksgiving dinner favors, but I have only been able to find the dark chocolate ones as part of an assortment of flavors.  Unfortunately they don’t seem to be sold separately.  So I used an assortment of the gold and brown wrappers.

     Made with Ferrero Rocher candies, these cute Thanksgiving turkey favors are sure to be a hit. Learn how to make them here!

    And that’s all there is to it.  It won’t take very long at all to make one of these Thankgiving themed favors for each of your dinner guests!

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     Made with Ferrero Rocher candies, these cute Thanksgiving turkey favors are sure to be a hit. Learn how to make them here!

    I just love how these Thanksgiving turkey favors turned out and I can’t wait to give them to all my guests on Thanksgiving.  They were quick and easy to make so it didn’t take me long at all to make one for each person who will be coming over to my house for Thanksgiving dinner.

    While you are here, you might also want to check out these cute Thanksgiving turkey treat cup favors.  They were a huge hit with my kids last year!

    If you make these turkey favors for Thanksgiving dinner this year, you will have to come back here and let me know how they turned out by leaving a comment below.  I would love to hear from you.   Happy crafting!

  • 19 thoughts on “Ferrero Rocher Turkey Favors for Thanksgiving Dinner

    1. Crystal Green

      These are so adorable! I like how they can be made rather quickly too.

      Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors on Friday at 12 AM EST.

      Reply
    2. Teresa

      They are so cute! Thank you for sharing the inspiration and the tutorial at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

      Reply
    3. Nicole

      These ferrero rocher turkeys are so cute! I love how you made their big tail feathers. Thank you for linking up your post at the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to have you join us again, the door is open Friday at midnight EST.

      Reply
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    10. Sandra L Garth

      These are really cute and would be a fun project for my granddaughter and I. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

      Reply
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    15. Nikki

      Jen, how cute are these little turkeys? The crimper made the perfect turkey tail! I love the different Washi tapes that you used to create a fun color scheme. And who wouldn’t love to have a little chocolate for dessert on Thanksgiving? Usually I am too full and save the pie for a few hours after dinner. This chocolate would hold me over! By the way, I want to be your dinner guest, you always have the best table settings and favors!

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