to, wreaths could be found only during the Christmas holidays. These days, however,
folks decorate their front doors year round with wreaths that reflect the seasons
of the year. Generally, it takes more than one wreath to span a calendar year.
turkey feather wreaths are fairly easy to make, and, with just a few accessories,
decorations can be interchanged throughout the year.
get started you need:
1 10-inch straw wreath form
Mix of 50-60 gobbler and jake tail feathers (make sure curvature of feathers is
1 pencil (may need pencil to pilot holes for feathers)
Start with a 10-inch straw wreath form (available at craft stores) and about 50
to 60 gobbler tail feathers.
With wreath resting on flat base, place first row of feathers about two-thirds
of way down wreath form. Place feathers about three to four inches apart.
Make second row of feathers about one-half inch up from first row, and offset
second row about one-half inch. At this point, start placing feathers closer together
Make about four rows of feathers. You may want to use feathers from a jake on
the top row. Feathers from jakes are shorter and help give the top portion of
the wreath a fuller, layered appearance.
Hang the wreath on the front door. Find a bow or other arrangement to match the
season and attach it to base of wreath.
you are finished constructing your wreath, step back and look it overuse
remaining feathers to fill holes as needed. Use wreath on door protected by an
overhang. Think about adding feathers from the different subspecies of wild turkeys.