When it comes to craft, I like mine super easy. And it helps if they are cute too. That was my aim when creating this Easy Turkey Wreath Tutorial.
A few weeks ago, I spied the cutest turkey wreath on Google+. Occasionally Crafty had made and posted about it — and it’s beautiful. She used red and orange tulle and covered the wreath in ribbon. Her 3-D eyes and break are so cute too.
I promptly decided that I needed my own super easy version. Instead of ribbon, I used colored Duck Tape to cover my wreath, which made covering it a very quick process. Then I covered the orange half of the wreath with tulle to look like feathers. While I loved the eyes in the original, I decided to go simpler with felt circles. I used a little Duck Tape to make the waddle and a piece of foam to make the beak.
All in all, this took about 45 minutes to make — and I love the results.
- 1 styrofoam wreath
- 1 roll orange Duck Tape (you won’t use it all)
- 1 roll brown (or brown designed) Duck Tape (you won’t use it all)
- 1 roll orange tulle or sheer ribbon
- 1 roll gold or yellow tulle
- 1 sheet white felt
- black permanent marker
- 1 yellow foam sheet
- white school glue
Step 1: Cover your wreath
Using the Duck Tape, wrap half of the wreath in orange tape and half in brown tape. Don’t worry if it’s not perfectly flat — just be sure to cover all the foam.
Step 2: Make the tulle/ribbon “feathers”
To make the tulle or ribbon “feathers”, you will cut lengths of tulle or ribbon, fold them in half and pull the ends through the loop, around the foam wreath. Be sure when you cut your pieces, you cut them long so that you have plenty of room to loop around the wreath leaving ends free. Also, for the top piece, you will tie the ends together — this is used to hang the wreath.
Step 3: Give it life
On the white felt, draw two circles for eyes and cut them out. Flip over and place a black dot in the center of each. Use glue to secure the eyes to the wreath.
Using a piece of orange Duck tape, fold to form a long strip, leaving a little sticky portion free at the top. Cut to desired waddle shape and affix to the wreath.
Cut a beak from the yellow foam and affix to the wreath with glue.
Let the glue dry completely before hanging.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.