How to Create a Stunning Turkey Tulle Wreath

Nick Kreticos
by Nick Kreticos

Hi everyone, today I have a fun Thanksgiving project to share. I am going to show you how to make a turkey wreath using tulle. This unique and festive craft will add a touch of seasonal charm to your home.

So, let's dive into this turkey wreath idea and create a beautiful decoration that will impress your family and friends.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

Tools and Materials:

Colorful rolls of tulle on shop shelf

1. Choosing Your Tulle

Begin by selecting your tulle in vibrant colors. You can find a wide variety of options at Walmart, Joann's, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or even your local florist. The more colors, the merrier for this Seasonal door decor idea!

Cut tulle into approximately 22 inch pieces

2. Cutting and Knotting

Start by cutting your tulle into pieces approximately 22 inches long.

Fold tulle piece in half

Fold each piece in half and scrunch it together.

Creating a Thanksgiving turkey wreath with tulle

Tie it in a slip knot on your dollar store foam frame.

Step-by-step guide for making a tulle turkey wreath

Repeat this process, alternating between colors to create a layered effect.

Alternate tulle colors

Remember to pull the tulle nice and tight.

Step-by-step guide for creating a Thanksgiving turkey wreath

3. Building Substance and Color

For a richer look, add more layers. Three layers should give your wreath the substance and color depth it needs. Keep alternating colors and pull them tightly.

Wrap the bottom of the wreath in black tulle

4. Covering the Styrofoam Bottom

To cover the green styrofoam on the bottom of the wreath, wrap it with black tulle and secure it with pins.

Base of Thanksgiving wreath ready for embellishments

Trim off any excess tulle.

Place a Styrofoam head at the bottom of the wreath

5. Adding the Turkey Head

Now, let's bring our turkey to life!

Spray paint a larger styrofoam ball brown. Stick 2 toothpicks into the bottom middle of the wreath and stick your brown ball into them. This is your turkey's head.

Styrofoam balls

We will use mini styrofoam balls as the eyes.

Skewer the Styrofoam balls

Skewer 2 styrofoam balls with toothpicks and add some hot glue for stability.

Googly eye decorations

Next, glue googly eyes to each of the Styrofoam balls using a bit of hot glue.

Crafting with Styrofoam and tulle

Now you have 2 character-filled eyes.

Poke the eyes into the head

Stick your eyes into the head.

How to make a tulle turkey wreath

Now, we need to craft a beak.

Roll a piece of yellow ribbon into a cone and secure it with glue.

DIY holiday decorations

Allow this to dry.

Apply hot glue to the top of the cone

Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the base of the cone.

Stick the yellow cone to the head to make a beak

Attach the yellow beak to your turkey's face.

Use a piece of red yarn as the wattle

Create the turkey's wattle using red yarn, securing it with a touch of hot glue.

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How To Make a Tulle Wreath Turkey

There you have it, your very own tulle wreath turkey to enjoy this Thanksgiving! This adorable and budget-friendly decoration will surely brighten up your home.

We only used a fraction of each tulle roll, which makes this project cost-effective.

Feel free to share your thoughts and any questions in the comments below. I'd love to hear about your creative wreath-making adventures!

Nick Kreticos
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