I have a confession.
I LOVE Halloween! I love the decorations, the colors and the costumes etc. I go all out and every year put on a Halloween dinner for my family complete with the grossest food that I can find. This year I strayed a little from the gross food and we had a Harry Potter Murder Mystery Dinner. Soooo fun!
However the truth is, as soon as Halloween is over, I start listening to Christmas music.
But that’s not my confession. My confession is that Thanksgiving is not one of my favorite holidays. No special reason, I just don’t get all that excited about it.
When I was growing up though, I used to get very excited about Thanksgiving. I lived in the era before VHS, DVD or BluRay and if we wanted to watch a movie, we had to wait until it came on TV. (No smart remarks here!)
And I used to love watching “The Wizard of Oz”. But “The Wizard of Oz” only came on one day a year. The day after Thanksgiving. I remember looking forward to it all year long.
However I did get excited about decorating for Thanksgiving when I pinned this Turkey Wreath from Baby Rabies! Isn’t this little guy adorable? I put this together in one afternoon so not a lot of time is required but the results are eye-catching!
Here is what you’ll need to get started!
25 yds each of yellow, orange and red tulle, 1 foam wreath, 1 foam cone for the nose, two ping pong balls, brown yarn, red felt, yellow and black acrylic paint, one toothpick and a glue gun.
Start by wrapping the foam wreath with your brown yarn. This step isn’t hard but it took the most time. You’ll want to wrap around two thirds of your foam wreath.
Next you’ll need to cut your tulle and the easiest way I found is to wrap the entire roll of tulle around a box and then make your cut. Make your strips no longer than 18″.
Then taking five layers of yellow tulle, wrap around your wreath and tie a knot. I used just a regular square knot. Left over right then right over left. Keep doing this following the pattern of yellow tulle, orange tulle then red tulle always with five layers of tulle. It should end up covering your wreath just perfectly.
Paint your cone nose yellow and paint black eyes on your ping pong balls. Let dry.
Cut a wattle out of your red felt. What’s a wattle? It’s that red thing that hangs from the turkey’s beak! Yeah, I didn’t know what that was either and had to look it up. I didn’t use a pattern, I just cut one on a fold so that both sides matched each other and could hang over his beak.
Put the toothpick into the middle of the yarn covered part of the wreath then push the yellow cone beak onto the toothpick. Glue the ping pong balls above the cone nose onto the yarn and then also glue the red wattle onto the top of the yellow cone nose. Make sure that when you poke your toothpick in that it is exactly in the middle of the brown part of the yarn. This is to make sure that when you hang the wreath, that it will be even.
Now Tom the Turkey is ready to greet your Thanksgiving guests as they arrive at your door! And after you eat, you might even want to watch “The Wizard of OZ!”
Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!