Simple Felt and Burlap Thanksgiving Turkey Banner

I actually finished the November “wreath” before the first of the month this time around. Yeah me! Like the other door decorations I have made this year, this one cost me nothing. But, even if you had to buy some of the supplies it still shouldn’t cost more than $5-$10. And I am thrilled at how our Thanksgiving Turkey Banner came out.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey decoration.

Materials for Thanksgiving Turkey Banner:

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

  • 12″ cardboard circle (recycled from a frozen pizza)
  • cardboard or craft foam for the body and sign
  • 1/2 yard approximate burlap (to cover the circle and sign)
  • brown felt or flannel to cover the body
  • felt fall leaves
  • 2 google eyes
  • red pompom
  • yellow craft foam scrap
  • paint or markers
  • string or ribbon
  • glue

Directions for Thanksgiving Turkey Banner:

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Cut burlap to fit around circle (for the tail) and sign with at least 1″ over lap. Glue on the back.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Trace a body shape on scrap paper, Glue brown felt (flannel) to cardboard for body then cut to shape.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Trim the pompom to make the waddle. Cut a diamond shape of yellow foam for the beak.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Glue the eyes, beak and waddle. Don’t glue the body to the tail yet!

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Lay out the leaves for tail feathers.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Glue string or ribbon to the top front of the tail. Glue the feathers on top. Finally glue the body in place.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Stamp paint letters, or use markers, to write the greeting. I ended up outlining my painted letters with marker to make them pop.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Decorate the sign, if desired, and glue on the bottom part of the body.

 

Once it is all dry, hang it on the door to greet your guests this month.

Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Banner - made with burlap and felt leaves. Thanksgiving door decoration. Turkey wreath.

Other easy and frugal door decorations we have made this year:

 

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  1. This is so cool! I love how colourful it is too, it would brighten up any neighbourhood. 🙂

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