Peeps make great decorations

My wreath made of Peeps.

Another holiday, another opportunity to get out the craft supplies and make some homemade decorations and crafts.

Had we been home in the last few weeks, I would have started this process a lot sooner, but since we got back last Tuesday, I was a little short on time so I couldn’t do as much as I wanted.

Use toothpicks to secure the Peeps to the wreaths.

First up, my new Easter/spring wreath…made of Peeps. Come on, you know Peeps scream WELCOME SPRING! And generally if you eat enough of them, you’ll be screaming it that way too.

For this project, you’ll need the following supplies:

1 wreath form (I used a white styrofoam one. I’ve seen this done with other wreaths, but this worked out for me.)
Peeps (Pick the colors you love. For my 14″ wreath, I used just under six three-packs of Peeps)
Toothpicks (Yeah, lots)

So to start off, change into some clothes that you don’t mind getting sugary and sticky. I had no idea how messy this was going to be until I actually dove in.

If you want to move in a pattern, pick you first color and stick it to the toothpick and stick the toothpick into the wreath. I started on the front-top of the wreath. I moved around it in a circular motion, completing each row before moving on to another. After completing the top, I moved to the outside of the wreath and finally ended in the center.

I worked from the front-top to the outside and then to the center.

The Peeps are pretty workable since they are soft and sticky. And, they don’t dry out right away so you have some time to move them around. I started over several times.

Sometimes the Peeps like to fall off the wreath (thanks gravity). I found just letting them dry out a little bit helps a ton. I read online that several people used glue to hold the Peeps on, but I didn’t want to go there. I just wanted to make it as simple as possible. So far so good.

I let it sit on the counter for several days to dry out a bit. Then I used a piece of gold ribbon tied in a loop to hang it from our front door. I think it adds the right amount of HAPPY to our holiday decorations!

I just hope it doesn’t attract ants!

4 thoughts on “Peeps make great decorations

  1. That is so cute! I would never have thought to use Peeps for an Easter wreath! I will definitely try to make one, as long as my fiancĂ© doesn’t eat them all before I can!

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