Easter Chick Wreath [Repost]

Thursday, 3 April 2014



Time is truly running away with me! I've got a list so long of blog posts I want to write, as well as a list of things I need to cook, craft and create to share with you. As a blogger I really should think about seasonal things months in advance, but the truth is, I just don't!

It's hit me that East is just a few weeks away, and I should be sharing lots of lovely Easter ideas with you, but at the moment, I have nothing done - eek! To that end, I'm reposting this super cute fuzzy chick Easter wreath. You can pick the chicks up from craft shops, or for even cheaper at poundshops. I still have this wreath that I made back in 2012 :D


2013...I'm decorating today for Easter tomorrow - I've got my fam coming over for lunch and I'm desperately trying to find this cute Easter Chick Wreath I made last year...alas, it is no where to be found *sobs* It was such a labour of love to make this - it must be somewhere!

I thought I'd re-share this wreath as it is super cute, and well worth the effort it takes to stick all those fuzzy chicks on!!

On my journeys through Blogland last year, I came across this cute wreath and I made a mental note of to make one myself when Easter rolled around in 2012.  I remembered all about it when I was out shopping one day and saw these cute fuzzy chicks for sale in the Poundshop, so I snapped up several boxes in preparation.








Here's what you will need to make your own Easter Chick Wreath - I made mine in a few hours, so there is still time to make one for Easter this year :)

  • polystyrene ring (approx 17cm in diameter)
  • yellow acrylic paint & brush
  • PVA/styrofoam glue (which dries clear)
  • 180 mini fuzzy chicks 
  • green ribbon



I bought my polystyrene ring from Hobbycraft for £1.49.  Next to the rings in the craft shop was some styrofoam glue which I picked up - seems to be the same as PVA glue, so the choice is yours.  It cost £1.99   The little chicks were bought from Poundland, for you guessed it, £1 a box. There were 18 in a box and I used 10 boxes.  I had green ribbon in my craft stash, along with some acrylic paint and brushes.  This wreath cost me around £15 to make...no one said crafting was cheap!  (no pun intended ^_^)



I started off by painting my wreath yellow - just in case there were gaps in the rows of chicks and that way you wouldn't see the white of the ring underneath.  So using a brush and yellow acrylic paint, I quickly applied  it and left it to dry for a couple of hours.



I then tied a ribbon around what would be the top of my wreath so that I could hang it in a suitable place.  Give yourself more ribbon than you think you need to tie a bow when you've finished and leave enough for hanging.  You'll be sticking chicks over the ribbon that is tied around the wreath.


Next came the moment that I had to figure out the best way to apply the little chicks. The blogger that I got my inspiration from stuck her chicks in very neat little rows using the feet - my cheapy chicks didn't seem to want to do this, so I snipped the feet off, leaving two little plastic prongs to use to stick into the polystyrene instead.  

I started at the bottom in the middle and worked my way up and around - but you do what is easiest for you, using either nice and neat rows, or haphazard like I did :D  I did start off going around the ring in neat rows and then gave up >_<  

I put my first chick on the base around the outside, and then moved up and over around the ring to the inner section - I used 6 chicks to go around.  I hope this makes sense and you can get what I was doing from the photos!


To reinforce the chicks I also spread glue all over the polystyrene so that they wouldn't budge, and one by one, patiently stuck each little chick into and around the ring.


When I got to the ribbon at the top and half way around, I let the wreath dry for about an hour or so as I would have to handle some of the already stuck down chicks as I put the rest all around - I didn't want them falling out!



I then continued around, pushing little chick's legs into gluey polystyrene until I had covered the whole wreath.

I then tied a bow, which I double knotted to stop from unfurling and then tied the ribbon together at the top to make a loop to hang the wreath up.  I probably did that in a complete topsy turvy fashion - you don't have to make a bow, you can just tie a loop up - whatever you find is easiest and best for you!




And there we have it - possibly the cutest Easter decoration I have ever made!  If you try this yourself, I would love to see your Easter Chick Wreath!  You can comment down below, or like my Facebook page and post a photograph there!

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