Apr 21, 2013

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
Book board wreath form 
hot glue gun
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!
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


  1. Lynette Mattke4/21/13, 8:22 PM

    Your blog articles and your giveaways are great. My favorite site!

  2. Love the crayon wreath! and would love to win the omega ultra egg :-)

  3. I love all the crayon themed goodies. We live right by the crayola factory. It would be a fun party idea for us.

  4. I continue to love all the information you provide. I can't wait for the next bit of information you post! thanks so much

  5. Tina Roeseler4/21/13, 8:31 PM

    Another fine giveaway!

  6. Love reading your information and would love to win more feed for my chicks.

  7. How adorable!


  8. Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling4/21/13, 8:52 PM

    Thanks so much for featuring my lemon meringue martini, Kathy! Happy to be joining you again this week! :)

  9. Lovin' your wreath! I've never eaten a crayon, but I do like the smell ;)
    Thanks for hosting :))

  10. Heather Carter4/21/13, 10:37 PM

    I love your party Kathy! Thanks for hosting it!

  11. Lisa@hooplapalooza4/21/13, 10:45 PM

    thank you so much for the party! :)

  12. Very cute theme for a "Crayon Eater." Love it!! The frame is adorable and I bet kids would love to make these themselves. The cake looks tricky. Can't wait to see how you made it easy!!

  13. TheChickenChick4/21/13, 11:29 PM

    You do?! LOL! Thanks for linking up, Paula. :)

  14. Nice features :) The crayons are such a CUTE theme. Thx for hosting~

  15. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts4/22/13, 6:57 AM

    What a great theme for a crayon-eating kiddo! I like how you carried the theme throughout the favors and decor in addition to the cake--well done. I look forward to the blog about making the pretzel rod crayons--that sounds like a lot of work!
    Today I am linking up a Very Veggie pizza, because we've been eating pretty meat-and-potatoey lately and I need to see some green. I didn't eat that pizza--gave it to a friend--but still, seeing green veggies is a start, don't you think?
    I'm also linking up a batch of Double Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies, because last week I felt we all could use a cookie. Still do!
    Finally, I'm sharing my recipe for Frugal Refrigerator Bran muffins--the muffin batter keeps for about 6 weeks in the fridge and makes a hearty and delicious muffin when YOU are ready for IT!
    Thanks for hosting!

  16. Paula Parrish4/22/13, 8:25 AM

    Thanks for hosting. ;o)

  17. Langela Richardson4/22/13, 8:52 AM

    That crayon wreath is too cute! I'd love to see a tutorial on the edible crayons. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway, too!

  18. Thanks for looking at my burlap rosette wreath and leaving the kind comment. Just wanted to come back and thank you for hosting the party!! :)

  19. I would LOVE to win the Ultra Egg...well, either, actually.

  20. Lisa Holland Gillem4/22/13, 10:46 AM

    Love all your "gals", enjoy the pictures you post. I hope mine turn out as lovely as yours. :)

  21. The crayon wreath is super cute and unique! Love your blog and give aways :-) Thank you!

  22. I belong to your BLOG and your FB page and your Pinterest page ;)

  23. Very creative! Love how simple it is. Love your page!

  24. I think that would make a great teacher gift as well. Thanks

  25. Thank you for sharing such great ideas!

  26. Adriana Flores4/22/13, 11:41 AM

    Wonderful idea
    for a party!

  27. Hello! What a cute party theme! Thanks for this giveaway (=

  28. Dixie n Dottie4/22/13, 3:47 PM

    Thanks for the hop! Have a great week! :)


  29. Debbie_Bruening4/22/13, 5:57 PM

    I'd love to win of these goodies!!

  30. You are one of the most creative people I have ever come across! Love your blog, Rachel of course too :) and don't start me on your PHOTOGRAPHS! I told my mom you must have done food photography it is so good! Pam in Janesville, Cali

  31. Happy earth day and here's luck to everyone for the win/giveaway

  32. Joyce Zaleski4/22/13, 8:07 PM

    So much great information and tutorials. Love them all. I would love to be entered into your giveaway and thank you so much. queenb@epix.net

  33. sarah montgomery4/22/13, 9:36 PM

    That's a cute birthday party ideal.. My son is turning 7 next month i've been searching for birthday party ideals.

  34. Beth Primrose4/22/13, 10:00 PM

    Fun stuff!!

  35. Patrica Horton4/22/13, 10:20 PM

    Amazing wreath idea, and I love crayons! May have to do this for my grandson.

  36. What a cute idea! I'm a subscriber via all the options :) Love reading about your flock! Thanks for the linky :)

  37. Wow what a list of Clever Chicks! I will have to bounce around to visit as many new blogs as I can.

    I would love to win either of this weeks giveaways, especially the chick food so I can try out different brands with my new chicks.

  38. Wanda Baarman4/24/13, 11:45 AM

    Kathy, thanks so much for hosting and for inviting me to join. I am a bit late but better late than never.;-) love your blog. I am a chicken owner too. I am now following. Blessings~Wanda

  39. TheChickenChick4/25/13, 1:56 AM

    Thanks Pam. ♥

  40. TheChickenChick4/25/13, 1:57 AM

    Thanks for linking up with us, Wanda! There's no such thing as late, happy to have you! :)

  41. TheChickenChick4/25/13, 1:59 AM

    Some green is a good start, Kirsten. lol Thanks for linking up again this week!

  42. Heather Gilbert4/25/13, 3:15 PM

    Just found your blog today on Pinterest, I LOVE IT! Lots of useful info! Thanks!!

  43. I love all the tips Kathy! I have chickens too.

  44. DianaRambles4/29/13, 1:14 PM

    Thanks for hosting! I got my diquis reset!

  45. Joyce Zaleski4/29/13, 9:42 PM

    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

  46. TheChickenChick4/30/13, 10:03 PM


  47. TheChickenChick5/8/13, 8:17 PM

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