INSIDE: Make a DIY felt Thanksgiving turkey front door wreath for the autumn season.
November: the kick-off to all sorts of folks stopping by your house. Often unannounced. Does that ever happen to you?
I can’t tell you how many calls I’ve gotten from my driveway wondering if I’m home so they can stop by. November should also be known as the kick-off to festive (sanity-saving) beverages!
So with these (un)expected guests stopping by for some holiday cheer, greet them with a Welcome, Turkey…door wreath, that is.
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diy thanksgiving turkey wreath with felt leaves
The best thing about making this Thanksgiving turkey front door wreath, apart from being quite simple to make, is that you can get creative. Use whatever color felt you like, arrange your leaves however you like, place your turkey anywhere you like. You know, let your inner turkey free!
– Foam wreath (I used an 16″ wreath size)
– Spool of ribbon (I used burlap ribbon to keep with the rustic autumn theme)
– Felt sheets
– Hot glue gun
– Straight pins (these will make this wreath come together quickly)
autumn wreath with felt turkey
Step #1: Wrap your foam wreath with ribbon. If you have use more than one spool of ribbon, connect them at the back of wreath where the adjoining pieces won’t be noticed.
Step #2: I used the following FREE clipart of various leaf shapes I found online. Print them and cut them out. OR, purchase pre-cut felt leaves.
Step #3: Use your leaf template to create a variety of different-colored felt leaves. For my wreath, I cut out a total of 42 different shaped leaves.
Step #4: Arrange your leaves on the wreath using either hot glue gun, fabric glue OR straight pins. The image below shows how to use straight pins.
Step #5: Turkey time! Feel free to use this handy Turkey Template to copy onto your felt. I cut two body shapes and arranged the feathers in between with hot glue. Give the little turkey a cute little face and feet. Place the turkey anywhere on the wreath you like best.
How do you prepare for all the turkeys that may come your way this holiday season?!
Other Autumn Ideas You May Enjoy:
- Sew an envelope pillow with fleece pumpkin
- Make a mesh pumpkin door wreath
- Decorate your home with these 10 autumn decor ideas
- Use fabric scraps to make fun, colorful fabric pumpkins
- Paint pinecones for an easy, rustic garland