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.


Get some non-candy Easter egg ideas for this year's egg hunt.

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.

  • Dawn Dawn on Sep 04, 2017
    Did you seal it? What if it rains?

  • 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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