Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

Isn't he cute!? Thanksgiving is one my absolute favorite holidays, and we're already getting ready! For the past 9 years my family has been meeting in the barn at my grandfather's farm for Thanksgiving festivities. My dad and uncle have already been at work clearing tractor paths and splitting wood for the stove. My grandparents had nine children, so aunts, uncles, cousins and friends abound! In addition to the wonderful food there are hayrides (lots of hayrides!), a treasure hunt, movies, a rope swing over the creek and a little bridge for playing pooh sticks. It really is my favorite time of the year. This is year is the tenth anniversary of Thanksgiving in the Barn, so we are all trying to make it extra special. I decided to make some special decorations, and I dropped off this little guy at the barn over the weekend!

I saw a picture of something similar on Pinterest, but there were no directions; just an item that was no longer available on Etsy. However, I recognized the technique from the tutu hair bands we make at dance studio birthday parties. While tying on all the fabric can take a bit of time, its very easy and there is no sewing involved! You just need basic knot tying ability and a hot glue gun.

Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

foam wreath
brown, yellow, and red felt (I found squares of it at the craft store for 34 cents)
Styrofoam balls
black sharpie
yellow, orange, and red tulle
hot glue gun

1. Wrap the brown felt around the wreath and hot glue into place.

2. Cut the tulle into strips (neatness doesn't count!) and tie around the rest of the wreath, alternating colors. The closer together everything is the more full it will look.

3. Cut a triangle out of the yellow felt and glue on the brown part of the wreath for the beak. Cut the red felt out and glue it on for the waddler. (Is that the technical term?)

4. Draw eyes on the Styrofoam balls and hot glue on the inside of the wreath, on top of the brown section. I glued the styrofoam balls together, and then glued them to the wreath.

5. Hang him up somewhere and enjoy!

This post is linked up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Craft it Up and Link it Up Linky Party and the Krafty Cards etc Thanksgiving Craft link up


  1. Soo cute and pretty ! What great colors ! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas Linky party !

    Mayra DTM

  2. So cute!!! Love it!! And your Thanksgiving tradition sounds wonderful! Wish I could come!! lol!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craftin Desert Divas!


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