How to Make an Adorable Peeps Wreath For Easter & Spring

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1 Hour

To say that Bo (my 2.5-year-old son) is excited about this Peeps wreath is an understatement!

When he woke up from his nap earlier this week and saw this hanging on the door, he exclaimed, "Ooooh what's that?! What's that?!"

He was disappointed when he quickly realized he couldn't eat the wreath but he still liked looking at it. This little Peeps wreath Easter project was so easy and would be really fun to do with your kids or grandkids.

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Supplies needed for the Peeps wreath

Tools and materials:

  • Peeps (I used 4 packs and didn't use all of the bunnies or eggs.)
  • Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac (This is very important because you need to cover the marshmallows to preserve them.)
  • Hi-Temp mini glue gun (I started out with my Ad-tech I've had for years but unfortunately it went to crafting heaven as soon as I tried to use it for this project so I had to go buy a new gun-- Elmer's Hi-Temp mini glue gun.)
  • Mini glue sticks
  • Ribbon (I started out thinking I was going to use some leftover white ribbon I had on hand but once the wreath was almost finished, I decided to use a wider ribbon I had on hand for another project.)
  • Pool noodle
  • X-Acto knife

*Not pictured:

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Spraying the Peeps with shellac

STEP 1: Spray Peeps with shellac

I did a little research before starting this project to see what other people were using to preserve food items in craft projects so they didn't have any uninvited guests coming along to admire their work (aka: bugs and other critters).

The majority of sites I came across used some sort of shellac, so I bought this shellac spray. I gave the Peeps three light coats of shellac on all sides.

Cutting the pool noodle with an X-Acto knife

STEP 2: Cut pool noodle in half (optional)

While the Peeps were drying, I used my X-Acto knife to cut the pool noodle in half (long ways).

You don't have to do this step but I didn't want to get started on gluing my Peeps and the wreath end up being too bulky, and to be quite honest, I did this thinking that the flat part of the noodle would sit flat against the door. WRONG!

The noodle wanted to bend it's normal way so the flat part was still "inside" when I joined the ends (you'll see how I improvised in STEP 4).

I know I could have made slits in the noodle for the flat part to sit against the door but I thought of a different idea.

Hot-gluing the ends of the pool noodle together

STEP 3: Hot glue ends of pool noodle

Next, I applied hot glue to one end of the pool noodle...

Holding the ends together until the hot glue dries

...then, I joined the ends of the pool noodle together and them together until the glue was dry.

Adding yellow Easter basket filler

STEP 4: Add Easter basket filler to inside of wreath (optional)

After the base of my wreath was made, I took some Easter basket filler I had on hand for another project and started hot gluing it to the inside (flat part) of the pool noodle.

Hot-gluing the filler to the pool noodle

I hot glued the filler all the way around the inside of the pool noodle, going back and gluing down any fly-away pieces that didn't want to lay nicely.

See how important my hot glue gun is? I hardly do any craft without it!

Hot-gluing the Peeps to the wreath

STEP 5: Hot glue Peeps

After the inside of my wreath had it's "nest", I applied hot glue to the back of the Peeps and created a pattern with them around the edge of my wreath.

Arranging the Peeps in a pattern

The pattern I chose to do was a yellow bunny, a pink Peep, and a blue Peep. I used 5 eggs for the bottom of the inside of the wreath.

Adding more Easter basket filler

STEP 6: Add Easter basket filler to outside of wreath (optional)

Once all of the Peeps were around my wreath, I felt it still looked like it needed something so I decided to use the remaining filler I had around the outside of the wreath.

Adding burlap ribbon to the wreath

STEP 7: Add ribbon

Finally, I took a strip (about 6") of wide ribbon and wrapped around the last part of my wreath (I wanted my wreath a little off to the side rather than right in the middle). Then, I cut another piece of ribbon and created a bow, hot gluing it to my wreath.

DIY Peeps wreath

DIY Peeps wreath

I'm so happy with how this spring-y wreath came out! I had an initial vision of the wreath and it didn't turn out anything as I had imagined but even though things didn't exactly go the way I had planned (starting from my old, trusty glue gun dying), I think it turned out pretty cute. I don't eat Peeps but now I have a reason to grab them when they're on sale! icon

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  • Tami Tami on Mar 18, 2019

    Does it draw bugs? Ants? Lotta sugar in those peeps

  • Evy Blake Evy Blake on Feb 09, 2023

    Are those burlap curtains/drapes in background? Did you make them yourself? Love them!

  • Gale Gale on Mar 24, 2024

    My porch is in in the sun all day, will the peeps melt, even though they’ve been sprayed?

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  • Robbie Robbie on Mar 24, 2024

    If you use a heat gun on the noodles, it will secure the shape. Use a piece 3”-4” PVC to insert into the noodles to hold them together.

  • Robbie Robbie on Mar 24, 2024

    These are the pics of the noodle project