Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Turkey in the Straw Wreath

My sewing room has been transformed into Santa's workshop and is a complete and total disaster area right now! I've been busy busy busy getting ready for Christmas. And because so many of you who read this blog are on my Christmas list and I can't share any of those projects right now, I thought I'd pop in to share this quick project I finished earlier in the week.

We were at an oyster roast this weekend with our family friends, the Talberts. Mr. Jim, who is one of the most dedicated sportsman I know, asked my sister if she needed any turkey feathers for a Thanksgiving project for her class. I piped up and said I'd like a few. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone (pun intended): decorate for Thanksgiving and pay homage to the hunter who lives in our house. ( I still feel a little guilty about not letting him hang the stuffed Turkey he killed in our house. I said a little. )

So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd like to present to you our Turkey in the Straw wreath.

Straw wreath from Goodwill, 50 turkey feathers, and about an hour of spare time is all you'll need.

Start stuffing the feathers into the wreath, making sure that they are all curving the same way.

Tie a ribbon around the top and find a spot to hang your new wreath!


With the left over feathers, Anna Cate enjoyed a little history lesson on how people used to write before the invention of the ball point pen. ;)

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. You are such a great wife and mom!

  2. I love your wreath! I need to make one with the feathers I have! :)