Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Peep Craft

My super sweet mom in law signed me up for several magazine subscriptions. One of my faves is Woman's Day!! They always have great ideas! This month there was a super cute Easter craft idea. I knew that I would be able to put my spin on it and make my own version. I also knew it wouldn't be very expensive.

The first thing I did was head to the dollar store for some supplies. I ended up getting two packages of peep chicks, a felt Easter basket, set of two styrofoam circles, and circular styrofoam insert thingy.



The next step was to drill a hole in the white styrofoam circle for a dowel to fit. I already had the dowels on hand but you can find them at most hardware stores and craft stores for really inexpensive. I didn't like the raw edge of the styrofoam so I covered it with white ribbon that I already had on hand.

I took one package of the peeps and separated them all. The other package I left together and laid them onto the styrofoam. Once I had them positioned right I glued them on with hot glue. I filled in the gaps with the separated peeps.

I took the basket and cut the handles off. I then took the extra white circle that came in the package and cut it into two pieces. Once that was done I filled the basket with the styrofoam. Originally
I was planning on leaving the dowel long but the weight of the peeps were too heavy. I cut off part of the dowel so that it wouldn't fall over. I also used some of the leftover styrofoam and made little supports so that it's more stable.



The last thing I did was added some Easter grass. I really love this
little peep tree! I'm also super excited to finally be able to decorate for spring! The total cost for this little craft ended up being $5 for the styrofoam, basket, and peeps. 


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29 comments:

  1. Super cute Nat! I hate peeps so this might be a good craft for me :)

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  2. That is adorable! I get a subscritpion to Women's Day too but I just havne't had a chance to sit down and look through it yet! Thanks for sharing this!! You did a great job!!!

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  3. So cool!! I featured it on my Celebrations and Holidays blog. Here's the link:
    http://celebrationsandholidays.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-tree-made-from-peeps-by-nat-macs.html

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  4. This is so cute it's killing me a little bit....True story :)

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  5. Too cute Nat!! Your so creative!!

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  6. Such a cute and original spring flower!

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  7. Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Thanks!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    http://www.everydaytastes.com/

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  8. Adorable! Could you spray it with some type of clear sealer so it would last without attracting critters - or people?

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  9. I saw this in the mag too and wanted to copy it! Yours turned out really cute! (side note, there are so many Natalie's out here in blog land which is funny b/c I never meet any IRL!!)

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  10. This is just too cute! Thanks for sharing it!

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  11. that is so cute!

    Blog hopping! I'm your new follower and would love a follow back! www.adeliciousobsession.com Thanks!

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  12. How creative! Looks good enough to eat!

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  13. Adorable! good idea think I may try it.

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  14. SO fun! I love the creativity and happiness of the Peep craft! Only prob in my house, the kids and hubs would eat it in less than a week!
    Visiting from the Sundae Scoop! Stop by and see my project at http://cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com/2011/03/crepe-paper-medallions-part-1-vintage.html
    ~Rachel

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  15. very cute and oh so clever

    tinamommy scraps alot

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  16. Way cute! I love decorating with peeps!

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  17. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over on Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you today! Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  18. Very cute---but let's make it edible for my peep=loving friend---maybe a (double) paper plate base--and some cookie icing that sets up as "glue"?! ; )

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  19. So so cute! I am featuring you on wednesday! Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you like.

    Thanks for the great idea!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  20. Super cute! Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter- good luck:)

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  21. Okay, it's after Easter and I STILL love this!! (And I was convinced that I was sick of Peeps!)

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  22. Just letting you know that I have featured this today on my blog!

    http://passionateandcreativehomemaking.blogspot.com/2012/03/some-easter-stuff.html

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