Turkey Recycled Rake Door Greeter

A few months ago, I ran across a stash of metal rake heads that just called my name.  Last week, I showed you my Santa Rake Head Door Greeter, and this week, I’m presenting my Turkey Rake Door Greeter.  A cute way to recycle, and a colorful addition to your front door just in time for the holidays!    Want to know how to make him?

turkey door greeter

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For this project I used:

(Note: I used items that I had in my craft bin.  Feel free to use whatever works well for you!)

One recycled metal rake head
Spray metal primer
Acrylic Paints
6″ styrofoam disc for his body
8″ styrofoam cone
3″ styrofoam ball (head)
FloraCraft® Smooth Finish
mini clothespin (beak)
Foam board scraps
E6000 Glue
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
2 ea. 1″ wooden discs (eyes)
Wooden piece (4″x 5″ or whatever size works for your sign)


Begin by spraying both sides of the rake head with at least one coating of metal primer.  Once dry, use acrylic paints to paint the colorful tail feathers.  I used brown, orange and yellow.  It will take several coats of paint to get good coverage.

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While you are waiting for paint to dry, coat each of your styrofoam pieces with FloraCraft® Smooth Finish.  This spread on finish makes your foam pieces paintable!


Once everything has dried, cut the styrofoam disc in half and glue each half down on each side of the rake bottom, gluing in place with E6000 glue.


Glue the cone in place as his neck and glue the styrofoam head in place.  (Use low temp hot glue to glue the styrofoam peices together).

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  • Marisa November 19, 2016, 1:06 am

    Wow , great idea, I never would’ve thought. Such a fun projects for kids!

  • Erlene Amat November 13, 2016, 8:03 pm

    You’re so clever! You have some of the most creative crafts. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity on Merry Monday.

  • Denise Hardy May 12, 2015, 6:57 am

    How cute – I have an old rake sat in my garden – with thanks to you I can now produce something – hopefully as beautiful as yours 🙂

  • Sharon November 8, 2013, 6:37 am

    This is so clever, and cute. I would never have thought to use a rake for turkey feathers. I’m going to share him today on Crafts ‘n Coffee! Thank you.

  • Jaan L November 8, 2013, 2:16 am

    I Love him! LOL so cute. I have a bunch of chicken feathers, so maybe mine will have feathers. Thanks for such a cute door greeter idea.

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