Clever Chicks Blog Hop #31, Crayon Wreath Tutorial & 2 Giveaways!

As my baby girls getting a
little older, their birthday parties have moved out of the house to various destinations; the nice thing about destination parties is they are a lot less work for me, but I do miss pulling together theme parties.  One of my favorite themes was the Crayola crayon party I threw for my younger daughter, the crayon eater. my toddler ate crayons repeatedly despite our best efforts to
discourage the behavior. I realize that turning baked goods into crayon
look-alikes didn’t aid in that effort, but the theme was fun and she managed to
outgrow the waxy habit. Today I’d like to share the DIY instructions for the
Crayon wreath I made for her party. I also made several of these for her
pre-school teachers’ Christmas gifts, which were a big hit.

Pretzel crayons dipped in Wilton candy melts, tutorial HERE.
Crayon Wreath Materials
Crayons
Book board wreath form 
hot glue gun
tape
picture of the birthday child
white acrylic paint & brush
ribbon for hanging
Trace wreath form on top of photo, aligning one of the holes in the wreath form at the top. (pretend there’s a hole in this one!)
Paint front and sides of wreath form & allow to dry.
Cut out photo & tape to back of wreath form.  
Poke a hole in the photo paper at the top of wreath form & string ribbon through it. 
Apply a line of glue to a crayon and press onto wreath form.
**The key to getting the crayons lined up uniformly is to line up the stripes 
on the bottom of the crayon with one another.**

This Week’s Featured Blogs
Some of my favorite posts and/or most viewed posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! I will also pin them to my “Clever Chicks” Pinterest board. The featured bloggers are invited to brag about how clever they are by posting the Clever Chicks “Featured” button on their blogs!

The Chicken Chick

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #31

You’re invited to LINK UP!
Despite the title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
GRAB MY BLOG HOP BUTTON!
The Chicken Chick

How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, 
stories about your families, chickens, farm animals or other pets! 
** No linky parties, giveaways or items for sale please. **
Please use the direct link to your blog post, not to your blog’s home page; 
we want to be able to find your clever post!

If you have trouble linking up, please email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you: Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com

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Thanks so much! I just added two more to the party. 🙂

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Hooray!

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What a cute idea for a party, I will have to try this for my 2-year-old granddaughter. Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to win either of these terrific prizes also :). queenb@epix.net

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