Last weekend, we had a little PEEPS party and a whole lot of fun. If you’ve followed Crafts ‘n Coffee, you know that I’m a fan of PEEPS® (are you a PEEPS geek if you visit the Peeps & Company Store in National Harbor, MD?). So, when Just Born, maker of marshmallow PEEPS®, asked if I’d like to craft with Christmas PEEPS, I said yes, please. Then, a HUGE box of PEEPS showed up, and we knew what we had to do – have a PEEPS Christmas crafting party.
So, Thanksgiving weekend, my daughter invited over a few of her peeps for cocoa and crafts. The girls had their choice of making PEEPS wreaths or PEEPS topiaries. The girls chose to make topiaries, and I made a Christmas PEEPS wreath.
Now, I’ve always used a low-temp glue gun to make my PEEPS crafts, but we wanted to use frosting this time so that the girls could eat the PEEPS later (and no one would suffer a glue gun burn). After conducting a little research, my daughter determined that Pillsbury Whipped Supreme Frosting had the right texture to hold the PEEPS in place. It’s a little more challenging (and messy) to craft with the frosting, but if you think you might want to eat your PEEPS topiary, it’s the way to go.
Get ready, get set,
And, here they are. Don’t you love the variety? (A caution about adding food coloring to your frosting — it changes the consistency of the frosting, and it doesn’t hold as well. I recommend using it “as is”, straight out of the can.)
While the girls were making their topiaries, I made a Christmas PEEPS Holiday Wreath. This is a super-easy wreath – two steps and about 30 minutes and you’re done. Here’s how you can make one, too:
1. Wrap your wreath with ribbon. Pin and spot glue the ends of the ribbon to the back of the wreath.
2. Arrange your PEEPS on the wreath and then glue in place. Ta da!
Yep, it’s that complicated. I decided to embellish mine with ornaments, and I threaded two ornaments onto ribbons, and then pinned and glued the ribbon to the back of the wreath. To hang the wreath, tie a 6” – 8” length of ribbon in a loop, and pin and glue it to the back of the wreath.
Now, if this looks like fun to you, you might want to enter this week’s giveaway. Thanks to the generosity of Just Born, I’m giving away a PEEPS Party Pack. This party pack includes:
- An assortment of shapes of STYROFOAM Brand Foam: four cones, a wreath ring, and a 4” cube*
- A can of Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Cocoa
- PEEPS of every size and shape: new, Peppermint PEEPS dipped in chocolate; chocolate Mousse PEEPS; Christmas Tree, Snowmen and Gingerbread PEEPS; Mike & Ike Jelly Beans; Peepsters chocolates . . . and so much more. Trust me, it’s an overflowing assortment!
To enter, tell me how you would use your PEEPS Party Pack. And, please be sure to share Crafts ‘n Coffee, this PEEPS Party Pack giveaway, and our Facebook page with your friends. The cut-off for comments is midnight on Thursday, December 6. I thank you for helping to spread the word!
*Why is there a 4” cube of STYROFOAM Brand Foam in the gift pack? I’ll show you tomorrow . . .
Happy Christmas crafting!
Note: Just Born provided the PEEPS candies for these crafts, and the candy for the PEEPS Party Pack giveaway.