Turkey Fun Tulle Wreath
Who wants to learn to make this darling Thanksgiving turkey wreath? This was so fun and easy to make.
I will be the first to admit that this was not my idea. I have seen similar wreaths floating around social media a lot lately, and I just really wanted to make one. So, I figured I could do that and teach you all how to make one too!
1-1/2” Brown Grosgrain Ribbon (about 2.5 yards)
12” White Styrofoam Wreath (needs to be white, other colors will show through the tulle)
2 White Styrofoam Balls
Small felt pieces in yellow and Red (4” square of each should more than cover it)
Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)
Scissors (Not Shown)
Secure one end of your 1.5” brown grosgrain ribbon to one side of your wreath with hot glue (This will be the back side). Begin wrapping your wreath overlapping the ribbon as shown below.
You’ll want to wrap nearly half of your wreath. Then cut, and secure the other end to the back of the wreath as well.
(Sorry for that blurriness!)
Start tying 15” lengths of your tulle to the wreath. I tied two red, one glitter red, then two more red. Then I moved on to orange and did the same. Repeat for yellow, then start the pattern over again.
Using a scrap piece of chipboard or cardstock (I used a business card), make a beak shape and secure with hot glue.
Take the yellow felt and cover your beak shaped piece. Then just cut any excess felt around the shape of the beak.
**Tip**Before I made the beak piece, I cute a piece of yellow felt just about 1/4” bigger and the same shape as the business card. That way it was easier to shape around the beak piece.
Secure the beak piece to your wreath in the center of the brown ribbon wrapping. This step proved a little more difficult than I had thought, so I put some hot glue inside of the cone on the beak and stuffed some extra felt inside of it. Then I hot glued the felt sticking out of the bottom to the wreath.
Hot glue the two pieces of black felt circles to your two white styrofoam balls to make the eyeballs.
Now hot glue the eyeballs to the wreath centering the beak between them. Yes, I did get pretty carried away with my hot glue there a bit.
I freehand cut a red waddle out of my scrap red felt.
Then, just hot glue it over your beak.
(See, there you can really see how carried away I got with the hot glue on the eyes lol. Don’t do that.)