How to Make a Peep Wreath for Easter
I love Easter.
I’m hosting this year, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve never had my whole family over to my house for a holiday gathering.
Never mind the fact that there are going to be at least 14 people in our teeny, tiny little house.
And our coffee table is broken because Lulu was using it as a boogie board. Understandable, since it cost $14.99 at IKEA.
And we don’t have a dining room. How many people can you seat in a breakfast nook?
Easter is still my favorite holiday.
It means everything to me. The event that every ounce of my faith is based on. The eternal gift of second-chances (and third…and fourth…and fifth, etc.) for each of us. The never ending promise we have that, as beautiful as this life is, something better awaits.
Because there’s got to be something better than Peeps.
Not only are these sugary, dyed marshmallows eerily indestructible, they taste pretty gross too.
My sentiments exactly.
- 1 hot glue gun + glue sticks
- 1 Styrofoam wreath (your choice of size)
- Several packages of Peeps (your choice of size, shape and color)
- Easter ribbon
- Wreath hanger
- Willing accomplices
It doesn’t get any easier than this, Peeps. (See what I did there?)
Plug in hot glue gun, allowing it to heat up.
Find spider who also wants to help.
Free spider in backyard and debate about whether you want to go back inside to screaming children.
Return due to unattended hot magma-like gun device within inches of children.
Put hot glue on the back of the Peeps.
Affix Peeps to Styrofoam wreath.
Repeat until wreath is covered.
Allow wreath to sit for several hours and Peeps will harden.
Seemingly making them inedible.
Until you get distracted making dinner and realize that not everyone finds Peeps disgusting.
Temporarily freak out at destroyed wreath.
Retrieve leftover package of Peeps from the trash.
Plug in hot glue gun.
Affix dryer lint-covered Peep to wreath.
Tie ribbon onto top of wreath, covering up the dirty, garbage-fied Peep.
Hang wreath on door to greet guests.
Hope that they will be so distracted by the beauty of the artificially colored ring of bunnies that they will not notice the lack of seating and oxygen in our home.
And the apparent spider infestation.
Happy Easter, friends.