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DIY Rustic Turkey Wreath (Step-by-Step Instructions)

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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!

This guide will help you create a charming Thanksgiving wreath!

This guide will help you create a charming Thanksgiving wreath!

Thanksgiving Craft Idea: Turkey Wreath Tutorial

It's fall, y'all! I love decorating for the holidays. Turning my Spotify playlist up, I grab my boxes of festive items and get to work.

One of my favorite things to do is create new pieces by repurposing old items. Just before Halloween, my house is in full spooky mode. I have all my spiders, webs, and witchy décor displayed. But what I need are a few pieces to keep up in the transition period between Halloween and Christmas. I always try my best not to start Christmas until after Thanksgiving dinner. The rustic scarecrow wreath achieved that goal, but I wanted to make a turkey one, too.

This little turkey wreath turned out better than I could have imagined. With a little ingenuity, everything came together perfectly. Follow along with the tutorial below to create one for yourself.

Materials Needed

  • Wire hanger
  • Burlap
  • Twine
  • Small starter plant pot
  • Two sticks from the yard
  • Dried boxwood leaves or other plants for feathers
  • Tie, bow tie, or ribbon (optional)
  • Floral wire

Steps 1 to 5: Cover the Hanger With Burlap

1. Using pliers, reshape your wire hanger into an open circle.

2. Cut your burlap into wide strips. I made mine 4.5″ wide by 46.5″ long. I ended up using five strips.

3. Starting at the corner of one strip, push the burlap onto the wire. Push the opposite side of the burlap onto the wire diagonally. Repeat this process for the entire length of the strip.

4. Continue threading your burlap strips onto the wire until your entire circle is covered.

5. Secure the ends of the wire closed with pliers. Then arrange the burlap to cover the connection.

Here's where you get to let your creativity shine. I encourage you to swap out any materials for ones you have on hand or that better suit your décor style. Use the following steps to help guide you as you make your own turkey wreath.

Steps 6 to 11: Add the Special Touches

6. Make sure the starter pot is rinsed out and dry. Then cut it 3/4 of the way in half by starting at the lip and ending at the bottom before it goes to the other side. Now you can simply pop it on the wreath over the burlap. To secure it, thread a piece of floral wire through the holes at the top and wrap it around the wreath wire.

7. Add a string or two of twine around the bottom of your hat to add interest.

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8. Attach the dried boxwood leaves to your wreath using floral wire.

9. Attach the sticks to the bottom of your wreath to create two legs. I used twine because it blends in better with the burlap, but you could use floral wire if desired.

10. The turkey wreath looks great! However, it needs something more. Now is the time for your bow. I created a bowtie using my husband's old deer tie. I thought it fit the aesthetic perfectly! I secured it to the back of the wreath using a little floral wire.

11. Display your wreath as part of your Autumn décor.

© 2021 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 08, 2021:

Thank you so much Brenda!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 08, 2021:

Thank you Pamela!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on October 08, 2021:

That's a great idea Bill!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 08, 2021:

I think Bill has a great point.

You have so many fantastic ideas & they are easy to follow.

A book is in the Works!!!

I remember being like you in my younger days.

Decorating & coming up with ideas.

Yours are quite good.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 08, 2021:

You are excellent with so many crafts, Alyssa. This is another wreath that is perfect for this time of year. Thank you for sharing.

Mr. Happy from Toronto, Canada on October 08, 2021:

"On Amazon" Mr. Bill? "Amazon"? ... I'm sad now lolol

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 08, 2021:

I think you need to publish a DIY book on Amazon. Just sayin' it will be a good winter project, and a legacy for your son. Give it some thought, eh?