For years now I have wondered WHY peeps are made, do they taste good to anyone? Just watching my children (there is my answer) take a bite almost makes me sick. I’ve never been one for marshmellow-ish sugar. Now I have found the PERFECT use for them! A wreath!
This is easy to make and takes about 15 minutes and will cost you $5. You will need:
wreath blank (I got mine at $1 store)
ribbon to cover wreath (I used adhesive back ribbon)
Peeps ( I used 2 boxes of green chicks, 2 boxes of yellow chicks, and 1 large box of yellow rabbits) ALSO – when you purchase them slit the package open and let them sit overnight or for a few days – I’ve found they are easier to work with when stale.
Small loop of ribbon (to hang with)
1 stick pin
Hot Glue Gun
To begin, wrap your wreath with ribbon. I chose this particular ribbon because it was adhesive backed and I’ve had it for a long time – It was begging to be used!
After you have finished wrapping the wreath, begin hot gluing on your peeps. I like to gently pull them apart slightly, then bend them around the curve.
After I finished my row of chicks, I decided I wanted to add rabbits on the outside. I separated them and glued them on individually. This layer is not necessary, I think it is quite cute without it as well.
To hang it on the back, I simply looped around a small ribbon and stuck it in with a long stick pin. Ta-DA! Now hang it up and you will feel like cheering, ‘Happy Easter’!
Have a great time!