Little Grow Peep Topiary Tutorial

This is Alison and I wanted to share Missy’s Dream flower…made of peeps.  Oozing with talent,  Ashlee of The Culinary Queen is about to share what I am making Missy for Easter, Christmas and her birthday.  Yes, Missy is the one who scours the stores the day after Easter to find all the peeps she can so she can roast them while camping!

So on with the ‘peep’ show.  ha.

Thanks Ashlee for sharing this with us and answering HowDoesShe decorate with peeps?

SPRING IS HERE… which makes me very HAPPY, especially since the snow is melting (in my neck of the woods), the daffodils and tulips are blooming and beautiful blossoms are starting to appear! When I think about all these fun events going on outside, I get HAPPY! I especially like these signs since I know warm weather is just around the corner! Hurray!

decorating with peeps

I also get happy for another Spring event! That event is getting together with my family over the Easter holiday and enjoying their great company, along with eating some of our family’s traditional meal of homemade baked beans, deviled eggs, macaroni salad and my Grandma D’s Fried Chicken! Yum!

Speaking of Happy things like blooming blossoms and Easter get together’s with family, I am excited to share a darling Easter craft that Inspired me. It was featured on the inside cover of the April edition of Women’s Day. The instructions were limited, so I created my own simple and easy instructions for y’all.

Before we get started with the tutorial, I would like to add that I think that this cute lil’ craft would make an “eggs”cellent Easter display on an entry way table or as a table decoration for your  Easter Feast! I love this craft because it is “cheep” and easy and can be assembled in a matter of minutes. It also uses a traditional Easter Candy that I am sure you all Peter Cottontail has on hand to fill your loved ones Easter baskets with!

Now, if you don’t have melted snow or signs of Spring emerging around your neck of the woods, don’t let it get you down. This is the perfect craft to bring the feel of  “spring” indoors. No Green Thumb Needed!! Let’s Get Started on making Growing your own Peep Topiary with this simple 6-step tutorial.

LITTLE GROW PEEP TUTORIAL

Materials you need:

4- inch Green Flower Foam

Newspaper ( for quick and easy cleanup)

41/2 X 5 green mini flowerpot

11 inch dowelGreen Paint (I used Delta Creative Ceram Coat in “Leaf Green”)

1/2″ paintbrush

Hot Glue gun and Glue sticks

6″ plastic embroidery hoop (I like the Susan Bates Hoop-La Brand)

3 packages of 5- count yellow chick Peeps marshmallow candies

Decorative Easter Grass

Ribbon (Green or Yellow)

HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR PEEP TOPIARY

decorating with peeps

Step 1. First, Lay down a piece of newspaper on your table. This will help keep your table clean from paint and glue. It will also provide for quick and easy cleanup. Next, Place the green foam length wise into your pot. Make sure it fits snugly and isn’t visible over the top of the edge of your pot.

Step 2. Paint your wooden dowel green and let it completely dry. I didn’t take a picture of this because I figure we all know how to paint. *Wink*

decorating with peeps

Step 3. Take the inside piece of the Embroidery loop out and discard it or save it for another craft. After you have separated the embroidery hoop, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the top of the dowel and secure it to the screw at the opening of the embroidery hoop. Let Dry.

decorating with peeps

Step 4. Remove Peeps from the package but DO NOT SEPARATE!! Apply a thick line of hot glue to 1/3 of the front side of the embroidery ring. Gently press on a group of five peeps onto the glue with beaks facing the center of the circle, slightly bending them to cover the ring. Let Dry. I held mine in place for a few minutes until the Glue hardened. Repeat with the other two groups of peeps.

Step 5: Stick the bottom part of the dowel into the center of the foam so that the stem stands upright. Cover the top of the pot with green Easter grass. If desired, lightly mist the Peeps Flower with a Craft Sealer to Preserve it.

Step 6: Take your ribbon (any Color) and tie a bow or a knot in the middle of and around your wooden dowel for a little extra pizazz and cuteness.

decorating with peeps

Now that you’re finished, give yourself a pat on the back and go and display your cute little Peep Topiary in a place where you can admire it all through the Spring Season!

To introduce myself a Little bit, my name is Ashlee and I am the “chef” over at The Culinary Queen, where I love “cooking” up delicious dishes in my kitchen, as well as, craft ideas/tutorials in my craft room. If you enjoyed my Little Grow Peep Tutorial today,  please head on over to my little space in blog land to see other additional tricks that I have up my sleeve, like-

MY LITTLE GIRL BOW ORGANIZER TUTORIAL

Little Grow Peep Topiary Tutorial

I also will be featuring delicious holiday recipe ideas to serve at your Family Easter gathering.

You will love my recipe for Key Lime Pie Cupcakes! They are Irresistible and pack a punch right in the ol’ kisser with their sweet whipped cream topping,  tart cake  and pudding centers! These little gems are perfect for awakening your senses… and just in time for spring!

Little Grow Peep Topiary Tutorial

My mouth is watering just looking at these… Mmmm. *Swoon*

Please head on over to my website The Culinary Queen, and stop on by for a visit to learn a little more about me. I will be looking forward to hearing from you!

A BIG thanks to the gals here at “How Does She?” for letting me have the opportunity to guest post today! I am continually inspired by these darling and talented women, as well as, all of you readers who submit your creative ideas!

Happy Spring!

Little Grow Peep Topiary Tutorial

Thanks for sharing Ashlee!

Decorating with Peeps

33 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. April 11th, 2011 at 9:07 am
    Shelley says:
    Well if that isn't ADORABLE!?! This would be a cute wreath on the door too. So cute! Thanks for sharing.
  2. April 11th, 2011 at 9:28 am
    alysha says:
    Well isn't that the cutest thing ever! I saw this in the Woman's Day magazine and LOVED it! Thank you for the awesome tutorial, now I feel like I have a better handle on how to make it. Thanks so much!
  3. April 11th, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Bobbi says:
    Brilliant! I love this idea.
  4. April 11th, 2011 at 9:40 am
    Lisa C Johnson says:
    Ashley, that is so cute! I am so excited to see you on HowDoesShe! You definitely deserve to be showcased!
    • April 11th, 2011 at 1:09 pm
      Ashlee F. says:
      Lisa,
      Thank you! You are a sweetie! Thanks for your support!
  5. April 11th, 2011 at 9:43 am
    Caley says:
    Ok, I don't like peeps, but THIS IS ADORABLE!! I might have to make them for my dad as a surprise!! haha! :)
  6. April 11th, 2011 at 11:18 am
    AZPartyMamma says:
    Adorable .... but I saw it in Woman's Day magazine last month while I was at my midwife appointment.
    • April 12th, 2011 at 10:32 pm
      AngieD says:
      Ashlee - ADORABLE-NESS!! Thanks for sharing!!

      AZPartyMamma - Ashlee gives credit and references Woman's Day on her blog...
  7. April 11th, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    Missy says:
    Thank you for the more detailed instructions than Women's Day gave...now I feel like I can actually make one! So colorful and festive! Now the only problem will be how to get the hot glue off after Easter so I can roast them at my next campout! j/k.
  8. April 11th, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    Misty says:
    Ashlee you're AWESOME!!! Way to go girl!!! Now that you're a guest blogger on a celebrity blog that makes you ..... a celebrity! I am so proud to have you as my creative, talented bestie....MMMMMwah!
  9. April 11th, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    Penny says:
    So cute! I think I need to make one for a centerpiece.
  10. April 11th, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    Mindy says:
    What a darling idea! Love it.
  11. April 12th, 2011 at 11:50 am
    Rachel says:
    That is so cute- I love the circle arrangement! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be spreading the word.
  12. April 13th, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    Tracey Marzich says:
    Cute! Crafty! This could be a really dumb question but how does this do in the rain? And roasting peeps over a fire? Super smart! My roommate in college was hooked on stale peeps. Weird :)
  13. April 15th, 2011 at 8:56 am
    Leslie says:
    Sorry to be a downer, but what about the back? I would like to use these for a centerpiece for my Easter table, but the glue and hoop on the back it can't be too attractive... Any ideas?
  14. April 16th, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    Pat Matera says:
    This was so darn cute that I had to make one for myself. It really wasn't too difficult...lots of hot glue! Thanks for putting this up. :D
  15. April 18th, 2011 at 11:22 am
    Sandi says:
    Saw this idea in my Woman's Day Magazine and just had to make it! SOOOOO easy, "cheep" and adorable!
  16. October 24th, 2011 at 7:30 am
    Jaz says:
    They are just so adorable! I'll do a version of my own. Thanks for sharing this project.
  17. January 27th, 2012 at 11:30 am
    Sarah says:
    How about making the back match the front so that there is not an ugly side? I mean just put another ring of peeps around the circle on the back. I think it would be a great centerpiece!
  18. February 6th, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    tawyna says:
    love everything.
  19. March 11th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    Crystal says:
    I wonder if to make it Edible, you could use FROSTING on the embroidery Circle to hold the peeps in place? Let it dry. Anyone think that might work or have another edible solution?
  20. February 24th, 2014 at 8:06 pm
    Serena says:
    I have a stupid question. First off I love this and will be making it.. I have seen all these cute crafts with peeps and jelly beans, do we save these crafts for next year or are they trash? :(
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