Peep, Peep! Happy Easter Goes the Bunny!

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Peeps are so cute, it’s kind of hard just to eat them. Making a Peep wreath is the perfect way to showcase their cuteness on your front door.

The only materials I used to make this wreath were a Styrofoam wreath ring, some ribbon, a variety of bunny Peeps, glue gun, and miniature Styrofoam glitter eggs.

Peep Wreath

I wrapped the ring with two types of ribbon.

Peep Wreath

Then I just made a pattern with the Peeps and eggs and glue gunned directly onto the ribbon. If you like looking at Peeps as much as eating them, then this one’s for you!

Peep Wreath

Spring has Sprung… in a Jar!

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Are the birds singing? Can you smell the flowers? It must be spring (in this region anyway)! I created some spring/Easter jars that turned out better than I expected.

You’re going to need jars (I went with the budget friendly mason jars and a random jar I already had).

Mason Jars

You’ll also need some spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum ® Painter’s ® Touch) for the lids of the mason jars. I also went with a primer to make sure that the color would coat nicely.

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I found these beauties at the dollar store. At the time, I had no idea what I would use them for, but they came in handy!

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The most difficult items to find were the plastic rabbits for the top of the lids. I searched the toy sections, dollar stores, and party store for them. I finally found exactly what I was looking for on Etsy.

Plastic Rabbits

I took some random Easter candy and distributed it in layers with Easter basket grass in the random jar. I took the multi-colored eggs and put them in the smallest mason jar.

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Now I had the idea to put a milk chocolate Lindt Gold Bunny into the large mason jar. There was a problem, it didn’t fit into the jar…but that didn’t stop me! I put that little guy in the sun for about a minute to soften it a bit. I gently pressed his toe-sies until he could fit into the jar. I put some tape on the bottom of him to secure him to the jar. Once he was in there, I added some Easter grass around him and a piece of the colored branches that I found at the dollar store. I chose the branch color based on the color I was going to paint the lid (oo la la… color coordination!).

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Once the spray paint dried on the lids and the plastic rabbits (I had to do multiple coats), I glue gunned the rabbits to the top of the lid. For the random jar, I glue gunned a glittery styrofoam egg.

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I had a bird ornament that I found at Michaels for $1.99. Just like the Lindt Gold Bunny, I put it into one of the big mason jars. I changed the ribbon on it to a sheer pink one and I glue gunned the ribbon to a button that I attached to the bottom of the lid (so it would hang in the jar).

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These were a lot of fun to put together and I was happy with the way they turned out. If you’re looking for a gift for someone or just want to spruce up your digs, then this one’s for you!

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Would the Easter Bunny Approve?!

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I originally saw this craft featured on a blog called Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Upon doing some research on the web, I found that some people find crafts that use paint chips controversial because they see it as a form of stealing. My take? Well, you only have a certain amount of energy to invest into ideas, opinions, causes, life, etc. and you have to choose what battles are worth fighting. If you asked me where I would put my energy if it was between something like the clubbing of seals for their fur, or the use of free paint chips, I’m going to put forth my energy towards the banning of commercial seal hunts. With that said, here’s how the craft turned out!

First, I took the paint chips that come in rows of four.

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I cut them in half so there was the single white line between two colors so it makes it look like an Easter egg.

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Then I traced an egg shape and cut them out.

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On a side note, this craft was a pain in the bum for me! When it came to the cutting of the eggs, I was too much of a perfectionist that I didn’t like how I cut them the first time, so I kept cutting them and cutting them to try and make them better. Ugh, see below. They didn’t even come close to any kind of uniformity. Me trying to cut straight with scissors? FAIL!

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Lastly, I took a ¼ hole punch and made two holes on each egg. I took a sheer pink ribbon and thread it through each one creating a garland/banner.

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This garland is totally customizable. You can mix the colors up, write on them, throw some glitter on them, go crazy!

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Basically, this took me about 2 hours since I kept re-cutting my eggs. If you have patience and you have great cutting skills where making a decent egg shape is no problem, then this one’s for you!