Pinterest Project Tuesdays: Turkey Wreath

Happy Tuesday!!! Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving already?? This year has really flown by, it feels like I just found out we were pregnant and now we have a 4 month old almost 5 month old!! Time really does fly when you are having fun!!

IMG_4869Anyways! With Thanksgiving around the corner, I had to do a project that went with that theme!! I couldn’t really find a fall/Thanksgiving wreath that I liked, so I knew I had to make one! Which brings me to this weeks project, a Turkey Wreath! I was so excited to make this, that I even stayed up late after the baby went to bed. CRAZY! HA This was my first time working with tulle and it was pretty easy. I would do things a little differently the next time I work with it. Here is the pin that inspired me.

photo-2The pin takes you Baby Rabies, which is a SUPER cute sight! It has tons of crafts, baby stuff and tons more! A total must read! I pretty much followed the tutorial to a T. However, I did my tulle a little different unintentionally.  Here is what I did to make my wreath.

What you will need:

  • Styrofoam Wreath
  • 2 small Styrofoam Balls
  • Small Styrofoam Cone
  • 3 Toothpicks
  • 3 Spools of Tulle (Red, Orange and Yellow)
  • Brown Yarn
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Yellow and Black Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Sheet of Red Craft Foam

IMG_4756The first thing you do is paint the cone yellow for the beak and with the two balls paint on the pupils with the black paint.  I used an extra cone to paint the pupils. Set that aside to dry.

IMG_4761 IMG_4774While that is drying, you can wrap 1/3 of the wreath with the brown yarn. Hot glue an end to the wreath. Then start wrapping; make sure you pull it tight and that there are no white spots. The hot glue the other end when you finish. Trip off the extra.

IMG_4776 IMG_4790 IMG_4806 IMG_4812Now its time to cut the tool. I didn’t have a box liked she used, but I had a sturdy envelope, which worked. Wrap the entire spool of tulle around the envelope. Then cut the tulle down each side. Repeat with the other colors.

IMG_4815 IMG_4816 IMG_4818 IMG_4822Check on your little one. Yep everything seems to be going fine… HA

IMG_4829Once you got all the tulle cut, it is time to start covering the wreath. This is where I did it a little different. I miss interpreted what she said. She said she wrapped 5 pieces of each color. So I thought she took 5 pieces and wrapped it all at once; well I was supposed to do one piece at a time. OOPS! Either way it worked out just fine!! Cover the entire wreath alternating colors.

IMG_4826 IMG_4827 IMG_4831 IMG_4835Then using the toothpicks, add the eyeballs and the beak.

IMG_4840 IMG_4841 IMG_4843 IMG_4845Then take the red foam and cut out the waddle and hot glue it down.

IMG_4836 IMG_4838 IMG_4856AND your done!!! Hang on the door and enjoy! I used some left over brown yarn as a hanger.

IMG_4863 IMG_4865I just love the way it turned out! The only I would change is how I tied the tulle on.

Until next time!


Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

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