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This Easy-To-Make Turkey Wreath Will Get You In The Thanksgiving Spirit

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Thanksgiving is coming up fast, and this homemade wreath is sure to make your house stand out from your neighbors' this holiday season.

Thanksgiving decorations can be hard to find, and when you do they're often too expensive to justify buying. This Turkey Wreath is super cute and festive, but it's also really simple and inexpensive to make. Plus you can reuse it year after year!

You and your guests will definitely be pleased with how this looks on your front door, and everyone will be asking where you bought it! Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!

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There are lots of fun variations on Thanksgiving turkey wreaths that you can try out yourself.

Instead of tulle, you can make your wreath using yellow, orange and red bandannas.

Or you can use strips of colored fabric.

How cute is this guy? The version below is very similar to ours, just with the addition of the turkey wearing a pilgrim hat. This is one the kids will love to help with!

Instead of your turkey looking at you face-on when you enter the door, you can make a wreath that shows your turkey from the side.

Any way you decide to do it, it's bound to look great.

The list of materials and instructions for our turkey wreath are listed below. Let us know how yours turns out! Did you add any unique elements to yours? Let us know!

Materials

  • Foam wreath
  • Outdoor acrylic paint (brown, yellow and black)
  • Styrofoam ball (turkey's head)
  • Styrofoam cone (turkey's beak)
  • Two small Styrofoam balls (turkey's eyes)
  • Brown yarn
  • Tulle (red, orange, brown and yellow)
  • Toothpicks
  • Hot glue
  • Red foam sheet

Directions

  1. Wrap your brown yarn around the foam wreath. Make sure to cover about 1/3 or the wreath with the yarn.
  2. Next paint your Styrofoam cone yellow, the larger ball brown and paint two black pupils on the small Styrofoam balls.
  3. Cut your tulle into strips into strips about 16-20 inches in length.
  4. Tie the strips of tulle around the part of the wreath that is not covered in brown yarn.
  5. Stick toothpicks in your Styrofoam balls and cone and stick into the yarn covered section of the wreath to form your turkey's head, beak and eyes.
  6. Cut the waddle for your turkey out of the red foam sheet and glue to your turkey's head under his beak.
  7. Your wreath is now ready to decorate your front door!

Do you know someone who would love to make this Thanksgiving turkey wreath for their home? Make sure to share these instructions with them!

You can watch our video below that shows you step by step how to make this adorable wreath.

Ashley has been with Shared for more than two years. She's a food, puppy and travel lover. You can contact her at ashley@shared.com.