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When it comes to commercial holiday decorations, Thanksgiving is too often treated as an extension of fall. That can make it difficult to find Thanksgiving-specific decorations like a Thanksgiving turkey wreath. Fortunately, social media savvy crafters have been filling the gap. As our gallery shows, you’re no longer limited to the sad Turkey Day decorations at your local store.
Looking for a design with volume and color? Try a tulle turkey wreath. If your aesthetic is more rustic, then we’ve also got some great burlap ideas. If you like the whimsy of a turkey with legs, we’ve got them too. With a few supplies, even beginners can pull off most of these great turkey wreath projects.
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DIY Turkey Tulle Wreath
Tulle is cheap, colorful, and easy to work with, making it the ideal fabric for a turkey wreath. This lightweight netlike material comes in every color you can imagine. That means it’s easy for you to customize your wreath’s palette. Choose traditional orange, yellow, and brown. Or mix things up a little with a turkey whose feathers are lighter and brighter.
While step-by-step instructions are easy to find for all of these wreaths, the concepts here are simple and obvious. If the supplies are close at hand, you could be hanging your own handmade tulle Thanksgiving wreath today.
1. Thom The Turkey Tulle Wreath Tutorial
Get the tutorial: Baby Rabies
If your turkey’s a little wackier than the standard Tom, then the tulle Thom Turkey wreath is for you. This big-eyed cutie is all foam, tulle, and yarn with a tiny bit of paintwork on the beak and eyes. The end result is a character that looks like it strutted straight off Shaun the Sheep’s farm and onto your door.
2. Tulle Turkey Wreath for the Not-So Crafty
Get the tutorial: Occasionally Crafty
The name says it all. This adorable gobbler is ideal for less ambitious crafters. Get all the color and whimsy of a handmade wreath without the stress and time of more ambitious projects. The original maker also went lighter on the tulle for a finished project that’s lighter on your wallet. All you need (in addition to your handy glue gun) is foam, ribbon, tulle, and paint, though markers would do in a pinch.
3. Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath
Get the tutorial: Busy Creating Memories
You can thank the magic of tulle for this bright-eyed and bushy-tailed turkey wreath. If you’re down to the wire on Thanksgiving decorating time, then you’ve come to the right wreath. The longest step in this craft is the time it takes for the paint to dry. All you need is a free afternoon to finish up this funny, fall-colored fellow.
4. DIY Simple Turkey Wreath
Get the tutorial: The Bed Rest Book Club
This two-tone turkey wreath is great if you’re loving the look of tulle, but you don’t want to shell out for multiple colors. It’s also a great way to use up leftover tulle if you’ve got stock in colors like brown, yellow, orange, or red. Just wrap brown yarn around the bottom of a wreath form, knot tulle in sections around the top, add a head and eyes, and you’ve got a turkey wreath!
5. Thankful Turkey Wreath Craft With Sprinkle Pop
Get the tutorial: Sprinkle Pop
Got some stale sprinkles you don’t want to waste? Or maybe you’re just craving a different take on the classic tulle turkey wreath. Either way, this candy-coated cutie is up to the task. The brown-painted foam makes up the majority of the lower half of this wreath form while the festive knotted tulle makes up the tail. Fall-colored sprinkles give dimension to the word, “THANKFUL.”
Burlap Turkey Wreath
Once upon a time, many farm and kitchen staples were transported and sold in burlap sacks. The accessibility and durability of burlap has long made it a popular crafting material. What better way, then, to honor a historical holiday than with a traditional burlap turkey wreath?
The natural tan color of burlap makes it a popular fall choice. It’s got a rustic look that blends well with a wide variety of aesthetics, from farmhouse to shabby chic. It also color coordinates well with brighter autumnal hues like red, yellow, and orange. For a classic Thanksgiving look, consider these sweet burlap turkey wreath crafts.
6. DIY Burlap Turkey Wreath With Eat More Beef Sign
Get the tutorial: The Wreath Depot
Give all your fall visitors a laugh with this humorous turkey wreath. A warm red, yellow, and natural brown burlap wreath makes a beautiful first impression. When you get closer, you can see that the turkey has a humble suggestion. “Eat more beef,” says his sign, which is sure to make everyone that sees it chuckle.
7. Pinterest Burlap Turkey Wreath
Get the tutorial: Pinterest
If you believe that size matters, then you’ll love that this layered burlap turkey design offers lots of door-covering volume. A ruched center adds interest while layered red and yellow “feathers” create a surprisingly sophisticated effect at the back. Mismatched eyes set the tone for a little hand-painted sign that reads, “Gobble till you wobble!”
8. Turkey Mesh Wreath
Get the tutorial: Clumsy Crafter
For a decoration with a distinctly handmade look, try this adorable turkey mesh wreath. Admirers will be amazed when you tell them the turkey is cut from a pizza box. Burlap makes an easy and appealing wrap. If you cover the entirety of the wreath with mesh and tulle, then this design also does double duty. To replace the turkey with another character or just to remove it for the remainder of the fall, simply unwind its pipe cleaner attachments.
9. DIY Turkey Mesh Wreath with Welcome Sign
Get the tutorial: Nesting With Grace
This wreath is part of making it and part faking it. Bright bursts of multi-colored mesh make a great backdrop for your favorite Thanksgiving sign. You can make the sign yourself, or you can cut the crafting time in half by buying one. The mesh portion is surprisingly easy to accomplish and requires little more than the fabric, a form, and a glue gun.
10. Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Burlap Wreath YouTube Tutorial
Get the tutorial: Julie’s Wreath Boutique
Bored of traditional turkey décor? Why not try something less literal? This deconstructed Thanksgiving concept stands out, by contrast, giving your door a more sophisticated and less cutesy aesthetic. You can follow the instructions and cut the tail from fabric or paper. Or you can get even more creative by using another seasonal staple like hay or wheat.
Turkey Wreath With Legs
While some people like the perfect circle look on their turkey wreaths, others prefer the added dimension of a turkey wreath with legs. And who can argue with the appeal of a pleasantly plump bird on a pair of skinny little legs? Not us!
If you love a wreath that’s a little quirky, then you’ll want to gobble up this gallery of quick crafts. Some will give you a heritage quality wreath while others are easy enough for kids to make. Whether you go with felt, crochet, or construction paper, your visitors won’t be able to resist pulling these legs.
11. DIY Colorful Turkey Wreath Craft With Legs
Get the tutorial: Craftaholic Anonymous
Felt and yarn combine to make this sweet and cuddly DIY door hanger. As you can see, any color combination of felt feathers will work. The turkey itself is made from an old t-shirt. The wreath form is wrapped in cream yarn, but feel free to choose any color that works best with the rest of your display.
12. Crochet Turkey Wreath with Legs
Get the tutorial: Repeat Crafter Me
If you can never get enough crochet, then this yarny Turkey Day wreath craft was made for you. The cozy-looking wreath works inside and out. The creator even offers ideas for using the patterns to make a matching, freestanding centerpiece. Follow the link for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own crochet turkey wreath using the Magic Ring technique.
13. Thanksgiving Turkey Easy Felt Wreath With Legs
Get the tutorial: Dazzled While Frazzled
Lots of leaves and contrasting textures are the secrets to this wreath’s awesome sauce. You won’t find yourself with hard-to-use extras, either, because the design calls for craft staples like burlap and felt. You can freehand a basic leaf shape, download free templates, use a cutter, or buy a pack of pre-cut leaves. Part of this piece’s appeal is how easy it is to customize.
14. Turkey Wreath with Hat and Legs
Get the tutorial: Take2Create
This vibrantly painted plywood turkey will zhuzh up any door. The textured mesh ribbon tail feathers are surprisingly easy to make. Just roll and wrap in groups until you get the desired look. Creating the charming pilgrim turkey is equally straightforward. Draw or trace your Tom on plywood, then paint as you see fit. A pair of dangling legs are the darling final touch.
15. DIY Paper Plate Turkey Wreath with Legs
Get the tutorial: The Resourceful Mama
Here’s the family-friendly wreath you’ve been waiting for! Channel your inner child with this delightful papercraft. The circle is cut from an everyday disposable plate. The feathers are simple construction paper, as is the potato-shaped turkey. Googly eyes and pipe cleaners are all you need to make this sweet bird sing.
More Turkey Wreath from Pinterest
If you’re craving a turkey wreath that’s truly distinctive, then feast your eyes on these Pinterest finds. Common craft closet staples like a paper plate and construction paper are all you need to finish some of these family-friendly projects.
We’ve also got non-traditional turkey ideas like a grapevine design that makes it easy to repurpose the wreath for your next holiday. Wanting something more countrified? Check out our bandana bird wreath! And if you want a wreath that’s got it all, our biggest and boldest design is bursting with burlap, mesh, ribbons, and pipe cleaners.
16. DIY Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath With Legs
Get the tutorial: The Jersey Momma
Crafty kids will love this leggy turkey wreath. With clever use of a plate, construction paper curls, and some quick paint accents, they’ll create a wreath you’ll treasure for years. Pre-cutting pieces and laying out materials will speed up the process for younger makers. Ideal as a take-home holiday project!
17. Easy DIY Paper Turkey Wreath For Kids
Get the tutorial: Non Toy Gifts
Unexpected texture gives a pretty plate wreath some extra flair. But the trick isn’t complicated or expensive. All your junior crafters need to do to cop this dimensional look is fold circles. If you’ve got a circle cutter, then this craft will be even quicker. Non-traditional color choices also help to freshen up this classroom classic.
18. DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath With Bandanna
Get the tutorial: The Country Cottage
Looking for a Thanksgiving turkey wreath that fits your farmhouse style? Nothing says country like bandanas. Buy traditional paisley handkerchiefs in bulk, or cut some of your own extra cotton fabric to size. Once you’ve mastered the basic template, customizing with your preferred patterns or colors is easy.
19. Fall Turkey Wreath For Front Door
Get the tutorial: That’s What Che Said
If you’re a budget-loving crafter, then you’ll appreciate the spirit of this scrap happy turkey. The base is your standard grapevine wreath, which is easy to find at resale shops and garage sales. The body and feathers are all cut from fabric remnants, but you can use old shirts too. Best of all, the forms are filled with used Halloween webbing for an upcycle that’s spooky smart.
20. How To Make A Turkey Wreath Tutorial
Get the tutorial: How To Make Wreaths
If you can’t decide if you like burlap, ribbon, or mesh wreaths best…use all of them! That’s the logic behind this heavily layered Thanksgiving Day wreath. The display shown here uses 11 different ribbons in a variety of colors, patterns, or textures for a final look that’s anything but basic. Premade kit turkey parts provide a festive and easy finale.