Presto-change-o: A Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath transformed into a seasonal Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath

Do you remember the Thanksgiving Turkey Deco Mesh Wreath Patty Schaffer made? The colors of the Deco Mesh were beautiful, and I wanted to adapt it and make a season-spanning Deco Mesh wreath for fall. So, I got to work changing up Patty’s Thanksgiving Wreath to make it a Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath. (Patty said it was o.k. to reinvent her wreath.)

So, here’s the Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath.

Beautiful Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath. Such pretty colors! And easy to DIY. CraftsnCoffee.com.

And here’s Patty’s original Thanksgiving Turkey Deco Mesh Wreath.

What a fun turkey wreath. Love the bright Deco Mesh tail feathers.Here they are side-by-side.

Harvest Wreath or Turkey Wreath? You choose. Both tutorials on CraftsnCoffee.com.

You’ll follow the same instructions for each wreath, and then embellish them differently.

After I removed the turkey from the wreath, I took it with me to shop for the new embellishments. It’s a big wreath, and hard to miss, and as I walked the aisles at Micheals and Jo-Ann Stores, it became clear that this wreath has a lot of fans. Here’s how I adapted Patty’s wreath.

To make a Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Deco Mesh, 10” wide: Two-tone brown gold; two-tone yellow gold; chocolate brown; orange; apple green. (You’ll have some leftover)
  • Wire, 20 gauge
  • Faux gourd or pumpkin
  • Floral pick with leaves, berries and Chinese lanterns
  • Silk leaves
  • Ribbon, 8” length
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; knippers; floral pins

To make a Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath:

1. Follow Steps 1 – 3 in Patty’s original tutorial.

2. Using floral pins, attach the floral stem to the open area on the wreath. Pin and glue on additional silk leaves. Note: I found it easiest to decorate the wreath when it was hanging up.

Great wreath making tip: It's easiest to embellish your wreath when it's hanging up at eye level.

It was easier to decorate the wreath when it was hanging up at eye level.

3. Determine how you would like to position the pumpkin or gourd, and glue in place.

Pretty embellishments on a Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

I used a floral pick with leaves, berries and Chinese lanterns; silk leaves; and a faux gourd to decorate my wreath.

4. Continue to add leaves around the pumpkin, and add a few among the Deco Mesh loops, too.

Beautiful fall colors on this Deco Mesh Harvest Wreath. DIY it with tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Add a few leaves among the Deco Mesh loops, too.

6. Tie the ribbon in a loop and pin and glue to the back of the wreath. Let glue dry before hanging.

A beautiful Harvest Wreath for fall. The Deco Mesh is in beautiful fall colors. CraftsnCoffee.com

Make it with a turkey or make it with an assortment of fall accents, but make this Deco Mesh Wreath. As the shoppers at Michaels and Jo-Ann Stores confirmed, it’s stunning.

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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  8. I love this! All the colors of fall and so clever!!!

  9. Angie Dyer says:

    Beautiful! I like the two seasons option!

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