Trace out turkey shape and stand piece shape onto the wooden boards. (See notes below.)
Cut out the pieces using a jigsaw.
Sand the pieces.
Drill holes for the appetizer skewers. One row of holes should go down the back of the turkey in the center of the board. Make holes coming in from the sides at angles along the edges of the board, between the holes you just made. You can also make holes on the sides of the board, but angle them inwards and be careful not to drill all the way through the wood.
Optionally paint the turkey and glue on googly eyes.
Fit the stand piece into the slit cut into the bottom of the turkey display. Make sure it fits properly, and adjust, as needed, until the turkey display properly stands.
If you made the turkey display in which the turkey is seen from the front, glue the head-and-neck piece to the body piece with wood glue. You can also decorate the face with googly eyes and a craft foam beak and waddle.
Once the glue has dried, you can use the display!
Add skewers to the holes you made in the display. Adjust, as needed, to fit them properly and so that they angle out in a way that looks good.
Ingredient ideas for the appetizer skewers include blueberries, grapes, cherry tomatoes, and tangerine slices. Sliced fruits like persimmon, apples, and pears also work well, as do thick slices of ham, cheese, and cured sausages.To make slices of ham and cheese (or cucumbers and persimmons) more decorative, use small cookie cutters to cut out decorative shapes.For the first holder type, draw a turkey silhouette as seen from the side.For the second holder type, you'll need to draw two shapes to form the shape of the turkey, one round shape with a flat bottom (for the body) and another shaped like a bowling pin (for the head and neck).In either case, you'll need to cut a slit in the wood around 1cm high and with the same width as the wooden board you're using in the center of the bottom. Make a slit with the same characteristics in the top of the stand piece too. The stand piece should be rounded at the top and flat on the bottom and should measure around 3-4 inches long.
Recipe printed from Oh, The Things We'll Make! Blog. https://thethingswellmake.com/thanksgiving-appetizer-skewers/