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A Bright, Fun Craft with Peeps!

Birds are singing, the sun is shining, and color is starting to come back into the world again! To bring some of the color into your house with some fun Spring décor, we’ve got a cute little craft using colorful Peeps!

Topiary Spring Craft

Materials:

  • Several packages of pink, blue, and yellow peeps – ideally you can use stale peeps for a more firm hold
  • Acrylic craft paint in green and blue (bright shades)
  • Clear acrylic sealer (optional)
  • Flat paintbrush
  • ½-inch dowel, 18 inches long
  • Terra cotta pot, 4 to 5 inches tall
  • 5-inch wide white styrofoam ball
  • Small piece of floral foam
  • Metal floral pins
  • Permanent glue
  • Green paper grass
  • ½-inch wide patterned ribbon (in fun, spring colors!)


Instructions:

Start by painting the dowel rod green and the outside of the pot blue. Use as many coats as needed for full coverage. Apply sealer to both the rod and the pot if you want to, and let dry. Next, glue the floral foam in the bottom of the pot. Put a small bit of glue on the end of the rod and insert vertically into the middle of the foam. Fill the top of the pot with green paper grass. Then, use your ribbon to tie a bow with trailing ends around the base of the dowel.

Now, poke a hole into the Styrofoam ball using the top of the rod, about 2 inches deep. Starting at the hole, draw a line around the circumference of the ball. Next, take a peep (we used pink) and attach it to the line around the ball with floral pins. Do this the whole way around the line, each peep touching its neighbor. Next, attach a row of blue peeps on either side, then a row of yellow, then pink, and you will probably end with a blue peep in the center.

All you need to do now is place a small amount of glue on top of the rod, and insert it into the hole you made in the Styrofoam ball.

Such a cute, fun idea for a centerpiece, on your desk, or on an entryway table. Switch up the ribbon and you can even keep it going through summer!

We know life can be busy and you don’t take a lot of time for yourself. If you like crafting, this is a great way to relax. If you’ve got other ways you find refreshing and rejuvenating, make sure you make a bit of time for them too! And if you’ve got any health concerns you haven’t been making time for, now is the time of year to do it. Schedule a visit with a doctor today by clicking below. We look forward to hearing from you!

 


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incerely,

Dr. Julie Drolet

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