Thursday, March 31, 2011

Little Grow Peep Topiary Tutorial


Both of these crafts make me HAPPY!

The Daffodil was by My Little Guy. He made his darling flower during his art class in Kindergarten this week! It was so cute and bright that I put it up on his artwork board in his room so our whole family could admire it when we come in out and out of his room during the day!  I also appreciated the fact that the center of my little guys daffodil was made with a cupcake liner. So cute!

This Tute also makes me giddy with excitement! Spring is here and that means (hopefully) no more SNOW for me and those that live in my neck of the woods!
I am not holding my breath though... I do live in Northern Utah and we are known for having Snow Fall as late as June! Uggg! Please send Warm Wishes my way! Please? I need to thaw out! :D

With the Welcoming of Spring, we also have the Easter Holiday just around the corner! I came across this Darling Peep Topiary Idea in the April Edition of Women's Day Magazine. I thought that it was such a darling craft that I wanted to make a couple to add to my existing supply of Easter Decor.

 This Craft is "cheep" and easy and is made using a classic Easter Candy. I love the results!

Now, Let's get on with the Tute why don't we?

 Supplies needed to Make ONE "Peep" Topiary:

4 inch Green Flower Foam
41/2 X 5 green mini flowerpot (Found some cute ones on Sale at Hobby Lobby in their Garden Dept.)
11 inch dowel
Green Paint- I used Delta Creative Ceram Coat "Leaf Green" (Find it at your local Craft Store with the other Acrylic Paints
1/2" paintbrush
Hot Glue gun and Glue sticks
6" plastic embroidery hoop (I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby and bought the Susan Bates Hoop-La Brand embroidery hoop.)
3 packages of 5- count yellow chick Peeps marshmallow candies
Green Decorative Easter Grass
Ribbon (Green or Yellow)

How to assemble your Peep Topiary:

Step 1. 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 or save 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 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.

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 your wooden dowel for a little extra pizazz. 

Pat yourself on the back for finishing this cute Craft. Now that your finished, go and display your cute little Peep Topiary in a place where you can admire it all through the Easter Holiday!

This is would be a darling Centerpiece for your Easter Feast!



Ashlee, The Culinary Queen


  1. tooo funnny. didn't realize the were actual candy peeps!! I hate those things, but I would buy them for this. :) lol. really cute idea.

  2. That peep topiary is stinking cute! I can't wait to make one of my own!! :)

  3. I posted this to my Facebook. Thanks for the fun! I'm a Peeps lover so it's hard to think of using them in a craft. I'm glad to have found your blog.

  4. omg omg!! I found you from the keylime cupcakes and when you followed me I clicked over and found these! they are soooo cute and totally what I just did goofing around with my easter PEEP wreath and an orchid pot that won't rebloom! HA! the yellow chick PEEPS look GREAT!! Bravo!


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