Simple crafts that take Peeps from candy basket must-have to captivating Easter decor.

By Brigitt Earley
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Peep Tout
Credit: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Peeps—those vibrant, sugar-coated marshmallow treats that have become synonymous with Easter—get an unexpected and exciting makeover that goes way beyond any basket. With just a little handiwork, those cute bunnies and chicks will be fit for decking out your home or table this year.

Peeps Wreath

What You’ll Need:

  • Peeps Chicks and Bunnies, in various colors
  • ¼-inch thick foam board
  • Craft knife
  • Craft glue
  • Ribbon
  • Straight pins

1. To prep for this project, unwrap peeps two days prior to building the wreath—they will stiffen and become easier to work with.
2. Using a large bowl or dish, trace a circle (about 8 inches in diameter) onto the foam board.
3. Trace a 6-inch circle inside of the original circle.
4. Cut out each traced circle with a craft knife to create a 2-inch wide wreath form.
5. Glue a ribbon to the back of the wreath form for hanging. Let dry about 1 hour.
6. Arrange Peeps on your wreath form, alternating chicks and bunnies. Once you’re happy with your design, glue peeps in place and let dry at least 2 hours.
7. Once dry, poke straight pins through the back of the foam wreath form, into Peeps, for extra reinforcement.

Peeps Placecard
Credit: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Peeps Place Cards

What You’ll Need:

  • Decorative paper straws
  • Peeps Bunnies, in various colors
  • Scissors
  • White cardstock
  • Thin permanent marker
  • Double stick tape
  • Clear cellophane bags (optional)

1. Insert straw into the bottom of each Peep.
2. Using scissors, trim strips of cardstock to about ¾-inches-by-4-inches.
3. Write each name in the middle of each strip of paper.
4. Wrap the left side of each strip of paper around the straw, using double stick tape to secure.
5. Package in clear cellophane bags, if desired.

Peeps Centerpiece
Credit: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Peeps Centerpiece

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 cake stands, in varying sizes
  • Peeps Chicks, in various colors
  • Coordinating candy (like jelly beans and Jordan almonds)

1. Stack cake stands (if you don't have a full range of sizes, try stacking a plate on top of a bowl or mug and securing with sticky tack).
2. Fill each layer with Peeps and fill any gaps with coordinating candy to create a rainbow or ombre effect.

Peep Garland
Credit: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Peeps Garland

What You’ll Need:

  • Dental floss
  • Needle
  • Peeps Bunnies, in various colors
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cooking oil

1. Thread a length of floss (measure your space before you begin to ensure you're using enough floss) through the needle.
2. Using your fingers, coat the floss and the needle with cooking oil.
3. Thread the needle and floss through Peeps and marshmallows, alternating as desired.

Tip: Thread the needle through the top half of each Peep to keep it upright as it hangs.

Peep Candy Baskets
Credit: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Peeps Candy Baskets

What You’ll Need:

1. Using regular scissors, trim paper cups down about halfway. Then trim the edge with scalloped (or other decorative) scissors.
2. Using regular scissors, cut ¾-inch-by-8½-inch strips of cardstock for handles.
3. Attach each handle to the inside of a cup, using a small dot of glue on each side.
4. Let dry about 1 hour, and then fill with candy. Nestle a Peep in the center.

Peeps Drink Stirrers
Credit: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Peeps Drink Stirrers

What You’ll Need:

  • Gumdrops
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Peeps Bunnies, in various colors
  • Water
  • 2 shallow dishes
  • Colored sanding sugar

1. Place one gumdrop onto each bamboo skewer, about 1 inch below the point. Add a Peep on top.
2. Fill a shallow dish with water, and dip the rim of each glass into the water (you can also run a lemon around the rim to moisten, instead). Then, dip each glass in a shallow dish filled with sanding sugar.
3. Pour drinks, and add a stirrer to each one.

Peeps Terrarium
Credit: Philip Friedman; Styling: Blake Ramsey

Peeps Terrarium

What You’ll Need:

  • Easter grass (we used edible)
  • Glass jars
  • Peeps Chicks or Bunnies, in various colors
  • Candy

1. Nestle Easter grass inside a clean glass jar.
2. Place a Peep (or two, depending on the size of your jar) inside.
3. Sprinkle candy throughout to create a small Easter “scene.”

Crafts by Blake Ramsey