Turkey Rag Wreath (Great project for using up Fabric Scraps!)

Turkey Rag Wreath

Nothing really says Thanksgiving like a turkey!  And I’m always trying to come up with projects to help whittle down my pile of fabric scraps.  This festive little guy was easy to make too. Easy, cheap, and festive.  What more could you want in a project? :)

Turkey Rag Wreath

What You’ll Need:

12″ Grapevine Wreath

Fabric Scraps in Thanksgiving colors (I used dark pink and yellow), cut into 1.5″x13″ strips

Orange Tulle, cut into 2″x13″ strips

Felt (brown, off-white, orange)

A piece of card stock weight paper or cardboard

Black Puff Paint

Hot Glue Gun

Baker’s Twine or thin ribbon

Scrapbook Paper (for banner)


Begin by tying fabric and tulle scraps onto half of the wreath to form the turkey’s tail.  I did a pattern of: yellow fabric, tulle, dark pink fabric, tulle…and so on.

Then I freehanded a turkey body shape and cut it out of both card stock and brown felt.  I glued the felt to the card stock to form his body and then cut out a little off-white nose and orange Turkey neck and glued them to the body.  I used dots of black puff paint for the eyes.

Turkey Rag Wreath

Once dry, simply hot glue the turkey body to the bottom center of the wreath.  For the “Gobble” banner, I designed triangular pennants with the top edge being 2″ in width.  I used my Silhouette Cameo craft cutter to cut out the pendants/letters but you could also just cut triangles out by hand and use stickers or paint for the text.  I tied a piece of baker’s twine across the wreath and used a thin line of hot glue across it to attach the banner pendants.

Turkey Rag Wreath

And that’s it!  Told ya it was easy. :)

Turkey Rag Wreath

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About By Dawn Nicole

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .


  1. I love this wreath you made…very creative. Great job!

  2. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-6.html

  3. that is adorable! usually i don’t like turkeys in decor, but this is too cute!

  4. Super cute!! Pinned and shared on my Facebook page!

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