Lion Brand® Turkey Wreath

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by Lion Brand® Design Team

Lion Brand® Turkey Wreath

Kids will love creating this turkey wreath you can use to decorate your home for Thanksgiving!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut a 20 in. (51 cm) length of orange yarn and set aside. Wind all of the remaining orange yarn around the 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm) side of cardboard. Slip the 20 in. (51 cm) length under the wrapped yarn and tie tightly to make a tied bundle of yarn.
  • 2
    Repeat with black yarn.
  • 3
    Smooth orange bundle of yarn over one side of the foam ball. Secure at top of ball with a straight pin.
  • 4
    Repeat with black bundle of yarn on other side of foam ball.
  • 5
    Wrap both orange and black yarn with an orange chenille stem at bottom of foam ball. Trim any excess chenille stem and set Turkey aside.
  • 6
    Glue one end of one of the remaining yarn colors to the wreath. Wrap Wreath for about 2 in. (5 cm), then cut yarn. Glue cut end of yarn to Wreath. Continue wrapping Wreath with remaining yarn colors in 2 in. (5 cm) segments or as desired. Cover yarn ends of previous color with wraps of new color.
  • 7
    Wrap yarn at bottom of Turkey around to the back of the Wreath. Secure yarn ends with a strip of packing tape.
  • 8
    Cut 2 pieces, each 4 in. (10 cm) long from one orange chenille stem for Turkey feet.
  • 9
    Bend 2 remaining 2 orange stems about 2 in. (5 cm) from end for Turkey legs.
  • 10
    Wrap a foot piece around bent end of each leg.
  • 11
    Secure legs to back of Wreath with packing tape.
  • 12
    Glue eyes to Turkey. Cut and bend lengths of yellow and red chenille stems for beak and gobblers and glue to Turkey below eyes.
  • 13
    Lay Wreath onto a flat surface to determine the arrangement of feathers.
  • 14
    Pour a small amount of glue onto a paper plate.
  • 15
    One at a time, dip end of feather into glue, then insert into top edge of Wreath.
  • 16
    Fold wire length in half. Secure to back of Wreath with packing tape to make a hanging loop.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand® Bonbons
  • FloraCraft® Foam Flat Ring Wreath 12 inch x 1-1/4 inch x 5/8 inch 104183807
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 3 inch 4 pc. 104183635
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Max Tacky Adhesive™ 104735584
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Multi-Color 104277481
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 25 mm 20 pc. 104233383
  • Touch of Nature® Assorted Feathers Multi-Color Quill 12 inch 60 pc. 104277856
  • Wire
  • 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch piece of cardboard
  • Straight pins
  • Packing tape
  • Paper plate