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Thursday 1 April 2021

Easter Peeps Bunny Wreath DIY

It's almost Easter!

How did that sneak up so quickly? Are you ready for it?

If decorating is on your list of things to do I've got a quick and easy DIY for you today. It's an Easter wreath made out of Peeps bunnies. But you probably guessed that from the title of this post and the pics, right?

Now, I've got to say that I'm not much of a Peeps fan when it comes to eating them (they're far too sugary for even this sweet tooth) but I do think that the bunny shaped Peeps are super adorable. I mean, just look at them! Aren't they cute? So, because they're cute but I don't like eating them I like to get crafty with them! In the past I've made Peeps bunting for both Easter and Halloween (you can see them here and here) and I've made Peeps Pikachu pops for Pokemon themed birthday parties (which you can see here). Ok, that last one was for eating. 

Today I'm adding to my Peeps crafting repertoire with a wreath. It's super easy, uses only a few materials and it takes no time at all to make. I knocked mine up in maybe half an hour, and that was including taking photos for this post. 

What you'll need:
Flat wooden wreath base 
Yellow paint (I used kid's water based paint that I had on hand)
Paint brush
Peeps bunnies (I used 37 all up)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Command strips, string or wreath hook for hanging

Working with Peeps in the past I've learned a handy trick: they're easiest to work with if you let them dry out first! So, your first step is to take the Peeps out of their packaging and pull them apart. They start to dry out fairly quickly, so a few hours should do the trick, but if you can leave them for a day they'll be even better. Of course, leaving them out comes with the risk that your little helpers just might help themselves to a marshmallow treat or two! Yep - I know that from experience! If you don't have time to leave the Peeps out to dry they've work fine fresh. They'll just be a little sticky and you may need a little extra glue to hold them on.  

While the Peeps dry out give your wooden wreath base a coat or two of yellow paint. I went with two coats to avoid streaks, but it really doesn't matter that much as the Peeps will be covering most of it.

Once the paint is dry and your happy with how dry the Peeps are it's time to get gluing. 

Using the hot glue gun, squeeze a strip of glue across the wreath. You'll just need enough for one Peep at a time. 

Place a Peep onto the glue with the ears facing away from the center of the wreath and gently press down to secure it. 

Repeat the last two steps with all the Peeps until your wreath is covered. 

Once the glue is completely dry your wreath is ready to hang. You can use which ever method works best for your door ie. hanging it on a hook, tying it with a string, sticking it on with Command strips or heavy duty tape etc. I went with a string which I looped over the back of our front door and taped down, and Command strips for reinforcement on the underside of the wreath. Despite being mostly made of marshmallow the wreath is actually a little heavy, so you'll need to make sure it's secure. 

Voila! Now you've got a festive door ready for the Easter Bunny to visit!

Speaking of the Easter Bunny make sure to check out this DIY for an extra magical touch on Easter Sunday morning. 

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