Thom The Turkey Tulle Wreath Tutorial

Halloween is behind us and the Monster Wreath is safely tucked away for next year.

Now, I know some people are eager to start busting out the Christmas decorations, but I. WILL. NOT. We respect the turkeyaround here! And so, in honor of my friend the turkey, I have another super simple tulle wreath tutorial for you.

Meet Thom. With a silent h because of course, why not?

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make him:

2 small styrofoam balls (about the size of ping-pong balls)
1 small styrofoam cone
3 toothpicks
1 styrofoam wreath
50-75 yards of tulle on a spool (or you can buy tulle on the yard and cut it to size) in a few different colors- like red, orange, and yellow
brown yarn
1 sheet of red craft foam
black & yellow acrylic paint and paintbrushes
glue gun

First, paint the pupils on the eyeballs and paint the cone (beak). Set them to dry. I did this by sticking them in a spare styrofoam wreath I had, using toothpicks.

Wrap 1/3 of the wreath in brown yarn. This is not hard at all, but it’s tedious. Just wrap around and around, keeping the yarn tight so none of the wreath shows through. Tie the yarn off and cut off the excess when you’re done.

Next, cut your tulle. You can refer back to my Monster Wreath tutorial for more directions on how to do that.

For Thom’s “feathers” I tied 5 pieces of each color, and alternated the 3 colors all the way around the remaining 2/3 of the wreath.

Insert toothpicks into each eye and the beak and insert them into the wreath, in the middle of the brown yarn. If you haven’t figured this out by now, the yarn is the turkey’s body.

Finally, fold a piece of red craft foam in half and cut out the waddle, making sure to make it skinny at the top (where the fold is).

You’ll drape the waddle over the beak and secure it with hot glue.

That’s it! Isn’t he a charmer? Don’t you want to have him over for dinner sometime?

Can’t wait to see all your variations!

If you’re having trouble finding tulle on a spool near you (my Hobby Lobby has TONS in lots of colors), check out tulle on a spool from Amazon!

Here I am, showing off how to make Thom on Texas Living!

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