Giant Peeps Topiary
When Easter comes around, I can't help but jump for joy when stores start lining their shelves with those oh-so-cute, squishy, and colorful PEEPS! Bunnies, chicks, whatever you please , these marshmallow goodies have become a staple of this happy holiday. So, I thought why not incorporate them into my spring decor? I love the element of playfulness they add to my everyday topiary.
- Piece of 1" (or thicker) styrofoam
- Xacto Knife
- Neon Paint (in PEEPS colors, of course)
- Foam Paint Brush
- Brown Paint
- 1/4" Round Dowels (x 2)
- Iridescent Glitter
- Faux Flowers/Greenery
- Garden Urn
- Styrofoam Circle 1" thick
- Ribbon (optional)
I used a Stone Garden Urn for the base of this project, as I had it on hand. But you can also get inexpensive plastic versions as well! Feel free to paint it in the color of your choice - just be sure it's exterior paint if it's living outdoors.
Step 1: Draw out your PEEPS bunny shape on your styrofoam piece.
*Use a handy photo from the PEEPS website online to reference.
Step 2: Using a sharp knife, cut out your bunny outline. Smooth out any rough edges with a nail file,
Step 3: Paint your bunny in a bright color like neon pink, purple, turquoise or yellow. Don't forget the edges and the backside!
Curious to know what color PEEPS come in? Check it out online!
Step 4: Add a little sparkle to your bunny, by applying a dusting of iridescent glitter all over the outline while the paint is still wet.
Step 5 : No PEEP is complete without a recognizable face! With your brown acrylic paint, give your bunny base two round eyes and one round nose.
Step 6: Insert two round dowels into the bottom of your bunny.
Step 7: Place your styrofoam circle inside the top of your urn. Ensure it fits tightly into the top, just beneath the rim.
Step 8: Poke two holes (side-by-side) into the center of the styrofoam.
Step 9: Insert the dowels from your PEEPS bunny into the holes in your circular piece.
Step 10: Wrap a long piece of wired greenery around the top of the urn, ensuring to cover the dowels and as much of the styrofoam base as possible.
Step 11: Add faux flowers throughout the greenery, continuing to cover up the styrofoam base.
Tying a bow around the bunnies neck with ribbon, gives it a special touch!
Now, doesn't that look pretty with a pop of fun?!
Shining brightly in the Spring sunlight!
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