Little Grow “Peep” Topiary Tutorial
April 11, 2011 by Alison
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!
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”)
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
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*
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
Thanks for sharing Ashlee!