Marshmallow peeps have been a springtime favorite for decades. Sugar-coated yellow chicks are adorable, but these days they come in other colors. They are available in a rainbow of sparkling pastel hues. Some end up in baskets and on frosted treats, while others are used for decorating in cute and creative ways. Make an eye-catching Easter wreath using these easy directions, and decorate a door or a wall instead of just filling a bowl.
The candy on the finished embellishment is not safe for consumption, but the colorful chicks will still be enticing to kids and pets. Be sure to keep it away from children and animals that might attempt to pull off and eat the Marshmallow Peeps.
To make a gorgeous wreath for spring you will need approximately 60 Marshmallow Peels in a color or color combination of your choice, a 14″ flat cardboard or composite wreath form, E6000 adhesive, a piece of craft wire for creating an hanger and a big color-coordinating fabric or paper twist bow. You will also need a can of clear acrylic sealer. It will keep the sugar crystals in place while preventing moisture damage.
Begin by creating a hanger for the wreath using a piece of wire. If the form has holes, thread the wire through the openings. Otherwise, wrap it through the middle and around the top. Securely twist it into a loop in back.
Next, begin randomly attaching the Marshmallow Peeps using E6000 adhesive. Unlike hot glue, it will not melt the marshmallows. Place the chicks in various directions using the photo as a guide. Top any open areas with additional chicks until the form is full, even and completely covered. Allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before picking it up.
After the adhesive dries, take it outside, and give it a coat of clear acrylic sealer. Allow it to dry completely. If sugar still falls off when the chicks are touched, give it at least one more coat. Glue the bow in place at the top or just off center. Your finished Easter decoration will be ready to hang on a wall or door after the bow is secure.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Experience