Giant Peeps Topiary

9 Materials
$25
2 Hours
Easy

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.










SUPPLIES:

- Piece of 1" (or thicker) styrofoam

- Xacto Knife

- Neon Paint (in PEEPS colors, of course)

- Foam Paint Brush

- Brown Paint

- Pencil

- 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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  • Sheila DeBow
    Sheila DeBow
    on Apr 14, 2017

    What kind of paint did you use? I have used spray paint before on styrofoam and it kind of eats it up. I have lots of projects with styrofoam but am afraid to do any du to what happened before. Thanks for any information you can give me.
    • Spanky
      Spanky
      on Mar 18, 2020

      I agree with you Donna. I have done this several times. Works great.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    on Sep 4, 2017

    Did you seal it? What if it rains?
    • GMS
      GMS
      on Mar 12, 2019

      I was wondering the same thing, even on a covered porch couldn't bad weather get to it, any thoughts on how to protect the Styrofoam if put outside?

  • Francine Nault
    Francine Nault
    on Mar 19, 2020

    I love this its so darn cute! But I was wondering also about the paint and if its protected by some kind of aerosol sealant? I don't think I could cut out the styrofoam though it would give me goose pimples LOL

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