Creations, November Mailbox Swag & Turkey Wreath

 

Oh dear calendar, I wish you would slow down!!

Here it is almost mid November and I’m still having fun making fall crafts

 

 

 

 

 

Poor Thanksgiving, it barely has a chance squeezed in between popular Halloween and Christmas

 

 

 

 

I have enjoyed dressing up my mailbox this fall

 

 

 

 

It looked so naked when I took off the October Halloween swag that I had to do something for November

 

 

 

 

I had a roll of deco mesh and several rolls of fall ribbon

 

 

 

 

This is a quick project, tying a length of mesh with twine

 

 

 

 

This creates “poofs” and helps keep the deco mesh under control

 

 

 

 

I wanted it long enough to drape down each side of the mailbox

 

 

 

 

A few faux colored leaves are tied on, using twine or wire

 

 

 

 

Next a simple bow

 

 

 

 

with contrasting ribbon tails

 

 

 

 

And an orange acorn accent

 

 

 

 

Ready for it’s debut!

 

 

 

 

I smile every time I drive in and out of the driveway

 

 

 

 

 

I also added a painted turkey to the wreath on the front door

 

 

 

 

I had this wood sign laying around that I picked up at the craft store

 

 

 

 

It was just the right size to fit in the center of my fall wreath

 

 

 

 

Simple feathers with shapes of orange and yellow

 

 

 

 

A simple brown circle and pear shape for the body and painted lines for legs and feet

 

 

 

 

A few swooshes for details and definition

 

 

 

 

A pilgrim hat and a wattle and this turkey is done!

I got the wreath at Costco several years ago,

the turkey gives it a bright pop of color against my dark gray door

 

 

 

 

November is beautiful in Alabama,

the leaves are turning into their intense brilliant colors

 

 

 

 

It is a pleasure just to drive around looking at them in full Autumn glory!

 

 

 

 

Enjoy November,

Christmas will be here soon enough!!

 

 

 

Gobble Gobble!

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup

 

 

Comments
28 Responses to “Creations, November Mailbox Swag & Turkey Wreath”
  1. I wish Thanksgiving got the attention it deserves. The mailbox swag and the turkey wreath are beautiful reminders that is November. Wishing you a lovely day Jenna!

    It was a tough loss, but I am proud that our team didn’t give up! RTR

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  2. Nancy says:

    Jenna your Mailbox is the prettiest on the street! And yes, Thanksgiving does not get the attention it deserves and its my favorite Holiday!

    And the added turkey to the wreath is fabulous. I enjoy all your paintings!

    Happy Sunday and Happy Week to You!

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  3. I feel the same, I give Thanksgiving all of November to shine. I love your mailbox swag, lovely!!

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  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, love your pretty swag for the mailbox. The color blends in with all the fall foliage that is so beautiful this year. Driving into the city last week for some shopping the color was amazing, especially the trees at the Summit. Thanksgiving perfect turkey to dress up the wreath. Amazing how fast the month is going…….

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    • I agree, the trees at the Summit have been putting on quite a show this fall. Yesterday afternoon I just drove around looking at all the beautiful trees! I’m sure my neighbors think I’m nutty but I am really enjoying decorating my mailbox!

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  5. All pretty! I know what you mean about November being so fast. It’s a whirlwind from now till the end of the year!

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  6. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Your mailbox and front door wreath look great. You make it look easy!

    Yes, the days are clipping by extremely quickly.

    It’s a gorgeous day today. Enjoy!

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  7. pattyanneart says:

    I love how you dressed up your mailbox and wreath. It’s all so beautiful! 😊🧡🌼

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  8. Rosie M. says:

    Jenna, you echoed my feelings about Thanksgiving so well. I LOVE fall colors and decor, and feel it gets cheated because Christmas carols start right after Halloween!! I hold on as long as I can before switching to red and green!! Love your mailbox swag and your front door decorations, especially the happy turkey nestled in the wreath. I bet it brightens up your mail carrier’s day as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a nice swag for your mailbox and love your wreath too. I need to do something for my mailbox as the flowers were hit hard with a frost and last week I was super busy getting all the leaves taken care of. Tonight they are predicting snow!! 😲 yikes, I’ll have to push the snow away just to get the dead flowers and try to still make something fall-like! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Mary says:

    Love your gobbler Jenna and mailbox swag! Yes, I wish November would slow down too, it just finally feels like fall. I’m still enjoying pumpkin and some long awaited fall color and cool temps and Christmas is already pushing Thanksgiving out of her way. 🙂

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  11. Jodi says:

    Love your wreath and mailbox decor!!

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  12. Kitty says:

    I know Henna, why can’t we slow down the calendar?? Your mailbox looks all spiffed up and your painted turkey is perfect in the center of your pretty wreath. I’d love to enjoy Fall for much longer.

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  13. Both the sway and wreath are adorable. I really love the turkey in the middle of the wreath. It really brings it to life. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. I’ll be featuring your post.

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  14. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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