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: the kick-off to festive beverages!
So with these (un)expected guests stopping by for some holiday cheer, greet them with a friendly Welcome, Turkey…door wreath, that is.
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thanksgiving turkey door wreath
The best thing about making this Welcome, Turkey Thanksgiving 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. 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 (here’s a great $10 hot glue gun bargain!)
– Straight pins (these will make this wreath come together quickly)
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.
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?!