Peep Easter Wreath Tutorial

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Three years ago I made my first Peep Easter Wreath Tutorial. While I’m sure it would have lasted for years (do Peeps spoil?), I’m afraid it got destroyed during our move to this house. I thought I would recreate this colorful Spring decor and this time, I thought far enough in advance to make a tutorial. Although, it’s so easy, you really don’t need one! Here we go:

Peep Easter Wreath Tutorial

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Materials:
– toothpicks
– 10″ straw wreath
– 9 packs of Peeps
– ribbon

Instructions:

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1. Impale your first Peep. Push the toothpick in all the way until you almost see it pop out of the top of the head.

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2. Push toothpick into straw wreath. Don’t get worried if the toothpick emerges from the top of the head. Just push the mushy head up and back around the toothpick top. Peeps mend amazingly fast!

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3. Place your first row of Peeps evenly around wreath.

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4. Continue with the rest of the colors, working one pack of Peeps at a time. Don’t forget to put some of your Peeps facing different directions and on the sides of the wreath as well.

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5. Continue working through all the packs of Peeps, one color at a time to maintain uniformity, until your wreath is completely covered!

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6. Tie a big bow out of your ribbon, push a toothpick through the center and attach to wreath.

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Hints:
– As you can see in the first picture above, I barely had enough Peeps to cover the wreath completely. Buy a few more packs if you want more coverage.
– I don’t mind seeing the straw peep out here and there (pun intended!) but if you dislike this look, you could always wrap the wreath in white paper or ribbon first (before you add the Peeps).
– If you’re having a problem with some of the upside down Peeps falling off, put those troublesome Peeps off to the side and let them dry out completely. When the dried out Peeps are hard, put some thick gel glue on the bottom and push toothpick in. Allow to dry before you reattach to wreath. You could always skip the toothpick part and just glue directly to the wreath as well.

Hope you enjoyed the Peep Easter Wreath Tutorial!

Edit: Can’t get enough of these sugary sweet decorations?! Here are some more Peep Wreath incarnations:

Peep Wreath Tutorial from Tried & True - 2009 { Peep Wreath 2009} Peep Wreath Tutorial from Tried & True - 2010 {Peep Wreath 2011} A Tried & True Project: Peep Wreath {Peep Wreath 2012}

A Tried & True Video: Peep Wreath {Peep Wreath 2013}


Comments

  1. says

    Oh my goodness! This is perfect. My boyfriend and my mom love Peeps. His kids are going to love it and my Mom is going to out cute her neighbors. Thanks for posting.

  2. says

    This is hilariously awesome. I love it. “…let them dry out completely.” I laughed so hard. And it’s so pretty too. Fabulous. I just clicked over from Readymade. i would love to link to this if you didn’t mind.

  3. Fox says

    That is a total scream! Impaled marshmallow chicks and lace? “Just push the mushy head up and back around”…I’ve been chuckling for the past few minutes about that one! Good job!

  4. NessaFacee says

    This is AWESOME! I work at a Dollar Store and we have oodles of peeps in stock- I am totally making this! So quirky and cute! LOVE IT :O) Thank you for the marvelous idea!

  5. says

    A few of my friends have sent this link because of my known love (um… craziness?) for Peeps. If you need to glue the peeps on, make a paste of powdered sugar and water instead of Elmers. That way they’re still edible =)

  6. Sarah says

    I’m going to make this soon! My kids will love it! My son (19m) is definitely going to try to eat it! LOL

    • bumblev says

      I’ve never had a problem with bugs being attracted to my wreath but you could always spray it with clear varnish if you’re worried.

  7. says

    OMG this is wonderful! I’m going to try to make one to decorate in my craft fair booths. It’s so pretty and funny all at the same time!

  8. Sharon says

    I made two Peep wreaths over the weekend. I made one for my adult daughter who loves Peeps, and the other for my friend and former Girl Scout coleader who loves anything Peeps. The friend is the person who instilled the love of Peeps into my daughter! Daughter went crazy over it, and Friend will get hers in a day or two. I can’t wait to hear/see her reaction. Thanks for the great idea!

  9. Jo says

    How long would this wreath last? Is there a way to preserve it so it can be stored and reused? I’m afraid of bugs or ants getting into it because of the sweetness.

  10. molly says

    I had my peep wreath hanging on my front door and it got wet. It started to drip colored sugar. Any ideas on how to prevent the stickiness?

    • bumblev says

      We don’t get much rain in Spring in El Paso (or ever for that matter!) but you could probably do a couple of coats of clear sealant.

  11. Jenn says

    This is super cute and I cannot wait to make one for my Mom, Mother-In-Law and myself tonight. I do have a question…did you put this on your outside door?? Will the sun melt it at all?? I’m thinking about spraying them with Clear Acrylic spray or Polyurethane spray. Any advice? Thank you so much for posting :)

    • bumblev says

      Hmm, it gets pretty warm here in El Paso, Texas and I’ve never had a problem with them melting but my door isn’t in the direct sun. Please let me know if you find out!

      • Jenn says

        I’m waiting for the peeps to come out this season and I will let you know. :) I cannot wait to make this wreath!!!

  12. Joyce says

    This is adorable,I love it. I’m going to make one for my home and also one for my granddaughter in Mo. I’m just hoping that my dogs do not decide to eat my wreath.LOLThanks so much

  13. says

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I included your Awesome Tutorial in my post “Lovin’ Our Peeps” over at thosecraftysisters.com. Love your Peep Wreaths!

    • bumblev says

      Thanks for including the Peep Wreath tutorial! Your list is making me want to go buy more Peeps to make some of the other crafts. :)

    • bumblev says

      I haven’t had to do anything to them but a number of peeps (hah!) have mentioned adding a clear sealer.

  14. Kay Sundquist says

    I’ve not tried your peeps wreath yet, but deffinately will. Its so colorful and inviting. I know the grand kids will enjoy this one. Next yr will have to help them with one.
    Thanks you for sharing….

  15. Kristen says

    I made your peep wreath last night and it looks GREAT! We try to balance the spiritual and the silly side of Easter and this was just the thing. If you look closely, two of our peeps have small 2-year-old-size bites out of them…too precious not to include!

  16. says

    I’m sending this to my mum. She’s always said peeps are the taste of evil but I don’t think she’ll be able to deny how cute these are :P

    I’m making one of these if I can get my hands on some peeps over in Oz.

  17. says

    Love this X1,000 peeps! lol Just found this and gave you a pin on Pinterest in my PEEPS board! I’m following you on Pinterest, too! Have a super day!

  18. Sarah says

    I just finished my peeps wreath and I love it. I added Easter grass to the spot that were empty. It is so cute. Thanks for the tutorial :)

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