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!!
Anyways! 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.
The 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
- Yellow and Black Paint
- Paint Brush
- Sheet of Red Craft Foam
The 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.
While 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.
Now 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.
Check on your little one. Yep everything seems to be going fine… HA
Once 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.
Then using the toothpicks, add the eyeballs and the beak.
Then take the red foam and cut out the waddle and hot glue it down.
I 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