If you’re looking for a super cute way to decorate your table this Spring make this Easter chick topiary!
I love chicks. Love, love, love them. I seriously think they are the cutest things in the world, cuter than puppies cute. This time of year when I go to our local Tractor Supply and hear the chirping from the big containers full of the little cuties I have to resist bringing dozen of them home!
Since I can’t have a whole mess of real chicks in my house, and since if I did they would grow into actual big chickens way to quickly I decided to get crafty with some fake ones! They are almost as cute, don’t make near the mess, and don’t grow up into big chickens!
I decided these little ones would make a super cute Easter chick topiary. They make for a bright spring-y decoration for your table or mantle to celebrate the warmer weather and the return of spring!
This chick topiary was easy to make. It comes together with some simple supplies you can pick up at your local craft store, a lot of hot glue, and a little creativity! I got everything but my chicks at my local Joanne Fabrics, if you want to replicate mine exactly. But, you can personalize these however you want! Pick the pot, ribbon and flowers that you like best and make it your own!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own chick topiary!
36- Chenille Chicks (I got mine from Amazon)
6 in. Styrofoam Ball
6 in. Flower Pot
A Styrofoam Chunk to fit in your pot (I bought a square one and cut it down)
Moss- I used a blend of green moss & Spanish moss
Hot glue gun & several hot glue sticks
The first thing you want to do is poke a hole in your styrofoam ball for your dowel rod. I used a pair of scissors to poke a hole and hollow it out a little then stuck the dowel in. You don’t want to anchor it in yet, just make a space for it.
Now it’s time to add your chicks on. I started with one on the top one on the bottom and then added them to the sides. Just keep going until you have them all stuck on evenly. I did set aside 2 to put at the base, but that’s up to you. I made mine face all different directions but you can place them however you’d like!
Once you have all your chicks placed start filling in around them with moss. Be careful! Hot glue likes to sneak through moss onto your fingers!
Once your ball is covered you can add in flowers where ever you’d like them. If your flowers have wire stems you should be able to push them into the styrofoam, or you can always hot glue them too!
Now get your pot ready, cut down your styrofoam to fit into it, a serrated bread knife works really well for this. Then make a whole in the center of the styrofoam for your dowel to fit in.
Now let’s get your dowel rod ready. How long you make it is your preference. You’ll need a couple of inches on either end to stick into your styrofoam ball and the pot so make sure to judge accordingly. Once you have it cut to the length you’d like you can wrap it with ribbon. Just anchor one end of your ribbon on one end of the dowel with a dot of hot glue and then wrap it. Anchor the bottom with another dot of glue.
Now put a dot of hot glue on the top of the dowel and put your ball on, then add a dot to the bottom and anchor it into your pot.
Once you’ve got it all assembled you can decorate the base of your chick topiary. I added some green moss, a little Spanish moss, 2 of my chicks and a few flowers. You can do whatever you’d like!
I also added a little ribbon around the pot. You can make yours as decorative or as plain as you want. You could paint the pot, or add more flowers! Let your creative juices flow!
Now you’re done and you have a super cute Easter chick topiary to decorate your table!
Even if it’s not spring outside where you are this little topiary will make you feel like spring has sprung in your house!
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