It can be hard to find unique home decor for any holiday. Instead of buying expensive decor, why not make your own? With our glue gun and sticks the possibilities are endless! We created an adorable baby chick centerpiece that will be a hit with the kids and adults at Easter dinner.
Things you need:
- 8 yellow poms
- 1 plastic egg
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Chicken Wire Ribbon
- Can or mason jar
- X-acto knife
- Pointed tweezers (optional)
- Orange foam
- Yellow foam
- Wire cutters
- Googly eyes
- Long nose pliers
- Silk or real flowers already arranged
- Surebonder hot glue gun
- Surebonder clear glue sticks
- Safe cutting surface to use your x-acto knife on
The first thing we need to do is put our baby chicks together. We are big fans of using what you have rather than buying new so instead of buying large yellow poms, we just used more of the medium ones. To make the body of the chick, glue two poms together to make it look like a large one. The third pom will be the head, so choose where the front of the chick will be and glue that pom a little closer to that side.
With the x-acto knife, cut out the feet from the orange foam. We used a corner of the foam to make it easier. The top of the corner will be the middle toe. Cut two triangles on each side, then cut the foot out in the shape of a V so you end up with three pointed toes.
The yellow foam will be used to create the wings. When cutting the wings out, we found it is easier to cut triangles with rounded edges. Next, take your scissors and cut two pieces off of the last pom. With a little bit of hot glue on the wing, carefully place the pom fuzz on the foam to create fuzzy wings. Find where you want to place your wings, then add a small line of glue to adhere the wing to the body of the chick.
After the wings are completed, glue the feet on the bottom of your chick. Be sure to have a small space between them, but be able to allow them to touch. This is will hold our chick up on the wire later in our assembly. Cut out a small yellow triangle and glue some fuzz from your donor pom. Glue this piece to the back towards the bottom of your chick as a cute fuzzy tail.
For the beak, cut a very small triangle and glue upside down on the head of the chick. Lastlyt, glue the eyes on using the beak as a center point so they look even.
Complete the above steps again to create 2 complete chicks.
While the glue on the chick is cooling, start wiring up the egg. Cut about twenty inches of wire, bend it in half and twist the two sides together to create a stronger wire piece. Depending on the size of your container you may want to bend it in half one more time.
Once you have the length determined, you can now attach it to your egg. Take the tweezers or x-acto knife and twist a hole at the bottom point of the egg. Take your long nose pliers and clamp one end together. Then, poke through the hole on the bottom of the egg.
Take your glue gun and add some glue inside the egg to stabilize the wire and allow to cool. After the glue is cooled, grab your floral tape. Starting from the top, tightly tape around the wire around the top a few times.Continue down the wire at an angle. Cut the tape off once you reach the end of your wire and your egg is now ready for your floral arrangement.
To wire up your chick, apply some hot glue in between the feet of the chick and adhere the wire to the pom. Once you have enough glue added,cover the glue and wire by pushing the chick’s feet together.
Cut your chicken wire ribbon about sixteen inches long for a small container. Place one end of the chicken wire in the container. Go over and across the flowers and place the other end on the other side of the container. Find a good point in the middle and bend the chicken wire at that point, down into the arrangement making a wave. You should have two high points in the wire when you are done. Add your baby chicks and your egg and you just made your very own Easter floral arrangement.
We guarantee your guests will be impressed that you use the best hot glue gun and be awed by your crafty decor. Stay tuned, we have more Inspirations by Surebonder coming to you soon!