Thanksgiving Craft: A Turkey Wreath

Happy Monday, crafters! I am in SHOCK that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! How did that happen?? Well, you won’t believe me, but I started this Thanksgiving craft in August….and just barely finished it over the weekend. hehe. Life happens, right? But I think this little turkey wreath is stinkin adorable!!

Before I get started, in light of Veterans Day,  I want to give a shout out to all the Veterans and active military personal AND their families. THANK YOU!!! Thank you for your sacrifice and service for our country. You are amazing! <3

Thanksgiving Craft- Turkey Wreath

Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

I’d like you to meet, Tom, the pom pom turkey with brightly colored felt feathers! Umm, isn’t he stinkin’ ADORABLE?! And yes, he cracks me up every time I look at him! Does he make you smile?

pom pom turkey

Tom, the Turkey, is actually made from t-shirt material. {if you’d like to learn how to make a pom pom from a t-shirt, click here!} The t-shirt texture just puts Tom over on the cuteness scale, don’t ya think? That fuzzy puff of a turkey is just irresistible!

Thanksgiving Wreath tutorial

supplies: wreath form, nubby cream yarn, hot glue, felt in multiple colors, brown t-shirt or jersey material, googly eyes, scissors, rotary cutter

yarn wreath

1. Start out by hot gluing the cream yarn around your wreath form. I used a chunky, nubby yarn that sort of reminded me of a sweater to give an awesome fall feel to the wreath.

felt feathers

2. Cut your felt into strips measuring 1.5″x3.5″. {see #1 above} Then fold each strip in half and snip off a triangle at the end to create a point/ {#2 above} Then fold over 1/3 at the bottom of the strip, glue in place. Then fold over the other 1/3 on top and glue in place. {see #3 above} This gives the “felt feathers” more dimension so they stand out more and add texture to your wreath.

fall wreath

3. Hot glue the felt features onto your yarn wreath form, varying the colors. Not shown: I cut a small rectangle piece of cardboard and hot glued it in the center of the wreath form. Then I filled in the center of the wreath form by gluing feathers onto the cardboard.

4. Make a t-shirt pom pom using an old tee or else jersey material. I wrapped the pom pom strings around the wreath and then hot glued in a couple places to secure the pom pom.

5. Hot glue the googly eyes onto the pom pom.

6. Cut a “beak”, “turkey legs”, and “beak comb” out of appropriate colored felt. Then glue in place.

thanksgiving craft

And there you have a cute turkey wreath to greet your guests this Thanksgiving! Isn’t that a fun Thanksgiving craft? I love how the yarn reminds me of a sweater. So fall-ish! And the colors are muted and perfect. Loving my new fall wreath!

What Thanksgiving Crafts are you working on? Or do you just jump straight to Christmas crafts?

happy crafting!


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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Hello linda!!!!
    I`m from Portugal!
    Wowwww !
    I love it!

  2. 2

    Oh my gosh, yes, this is one adorable turkey! I’ll be sharing this cutie for sure. Thank you, Linda. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours! Sharon

  3. 3

    Those googly eyes make me smile :)

  4. 4

    This is ridiculously cute! So glad I stumbled onto your blog. Yay for pinterest!

  5. 5

    Darling! Hope you’re having a great day my friend! Smiles, Jill

  6. 6
    Sue D.

    My grandson is loving turkeys right now – I think he should have one of these for his door.

  7. 7

    Absolutely adorable!! I am going to make one for my sister’s house this Thanksgiving to bring as a gift to her! I just have one question: I don’t understand the part about the small rectangle piece of cardboard. I can’t figure out where you put that.

    Thanks so much for the post. I loooove your site!

    1. 7.1

      Thanks, Kendra! I put the cardboard behind where the tail feathers are in the middle of the wreath. I hot glued the 2 sides of the cardboard to the inside of the wreath so that I had a place to glue the middle feathers to. Does that make sense? I probably should take a picture of it!
      happy crafting,