Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Baby Chick Wreath

Last Easter I found the little baby chicks on the clearance table for $1 a bag. There were around 20 in each.
Yes, I bought 5 bags!
How could I not?

So, since then, I had been searching for a idea and I found this from Design Editor. She really did a great job.
I thought that it was the perfect project to get rid of my hoarding bag loads of chicks.
By the way, I do think that they are really ugly & doubted myself when buying so many!

But I think that this looks really cute.




This is what I did



Use a flat polystyrene ring, the round ones take up too many chicks.

This wreath used about 100 chicks!!
Lucky I got a bargain.




Paint the foam with yellow, so that if any gaps show it will still look chicken.
Lucky for me I had left over from when I thought a bright yellow play kitchen would look great! 


I  started by sticking the chicks feet into the foam, but they didn't stay, so I used a hot glue gun.


 On the side on the ring you can see in the picture below how I glued them on.


  I twisted the heads around a little to look the same as the others.



Very cute I think!

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45 comments:

  1. This is super cute! I love it-it's quirky, bright and whimsical. Great idea and execution! I found you through Trendy Treehouse.
    Stop by if you get bored sometime.
    ~Rebekah @ www.potholesandpantyhose.com

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  2. So cute! I'm your newest follower via the Creation Corner link party. Megan

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  3. OK that is just adorable!!! I am pinning and posting to facebook right now! Thanks so much for sharing!!! xoxo- Rachel

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  4. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!

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  5. Stinkin Cute! Seriously, I will be on my own chick hunt after this Easter!I would be totally excited if you stopped by to link these up this weekend at my party:)
    Kim

    http://too-much-time.com/2012/03/get-schooled-saturday-13.html

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  6. Cute wreath! I would love for you to link up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/03/do-something-crafty-30/

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  7. Super cute! Nice and bright. A great welcoming to spring!

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  8. Oh my this is so sticking adorable! I've used some little chicks last year for decorating but absolutly love your wreath. What a great find and a even better way to display them.

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  9. What a great project! I love it. If you would, consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/03/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-15.html

    Thanks!

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  10. Well buying those 5 bags of chicks were worth it! This wreath is fabulous! Awesome job :)

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  11. Makes me smile just to see the darling wreath! Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to make one. I think it was genius of you to buy those bags on clearance last year.

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  12. That is way too cute, LOL! I would totally have bought 5 {or more} bags too.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  13. This is sooooo adorable! Great for easter! Would love it if you came by and linked up: http://www.serendipityandspice.com/2012/03/manic-monday-linky-party-9.html

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  14. hahaha that is awesome. So unique and adorable.

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  15. would love it if you shared these on my link party, Serenity Saturday
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xxx

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  16. Aww! This is adorable..my little one would love it if we had baby chicks on our door. Stopping by via Trendy Treehouse- hope to see you around www.bearrabbitbear.com soon!

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  17. That is absolutely adorable! I love great clearance bargains so I need to watch out for these at the end of the season!

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  18. WOw that's very cool.

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party :) -
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/03/made-by-me-22-linky-party-and-features.html

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  19. Thi.sw is so cute! Love baby chicks

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  20. Oh my goodness!! this is sooo adorable and creative!! come link to my party if you'd like. I host on Tuesdays and it is still open :) ~nancy~

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  21. OMG, it's soooo cute!!! I couldn't take my eyes off it!!! Unbelievable. I've pinned it, and now have to go and hunt some chicks :)

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  22. now that's a lot of chicks! love it

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  23. What a great project! I love chocolate-free Easter crafts :) Thanks so much for your great instructions, and helpful pictures. Visiting via Pinterest!

    Rach
    4006things.com

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  24. I'm loving this wreath! It helps that I love the color yellow, especially around Springtime! Such a great use for all those little chickies!! You should totally enter this project in Craftbaby's 'Spring Wreath Challenge' :)

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    1. Thanks Candie, I would have loved to enter, but I am from Australia.

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  25. Oh my I love it!
    I am featuring it tomorrow!
    Thank you so much for visiting my party!

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  26. This is ADORABLE!!! May I pin it?
    igottacreate.blogspot.com
    "Spring Fling" linky party now open!

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  27. That is ADORABLE!!! I am gong to feature it on my site tomorrow!!

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    1. Thanks Lorie. I absolutely love your blog, so I'm super excited about the feature!
      Danielle

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  28. This is really adorable! I've always loved these little chicks!

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  29. I wish I had been with you to buy bags of yellow chicks for a buck. I think this is absolutely darling! I like the fact that it's on a flat wreath form so it would fit between the door and a storm door. Love love love it.

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  30. spotlight have them again, but not for that price! If i didn't already have enough stuff, I'd so do this. Well done, so cute. Kat x

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  31. Hey I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic this morning. Stop by and grab a button and check it out.

    Danielle
    Blissful and Domestic

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/03/30-spring-crafts-and-treats.html

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  32. Awww this wreath is sooo adorable! I love all the little chickies, this is so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Doh! Those are sooooo cute! Pinning :)

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

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