Make a Peeps Wreath that Lasts for Years!

It all started one year ago today with my Peeps wreath

Eclectically Vintage spring wreath crafts

Did you hear of that teacher who left a Twinkie on the classroom windowsill for years …

and it didn’t rot, go bad, spoil or fall apart!

No, it weathered the test of time and remained unchanged through many mid terms, science experiments and proms.

Eclectically Vintage spring wreath crafts kids peeps

I cringe to think of all of the preservative filled Twinkies (and Chocodiles) I happily consumed as a kid (and adult!).

Hey, I’ve got a sweet tooth and never met a Ho-Ho, Little Debbie or Hostess cupcake I didn’t like.

But I draw the lines at eating Peeps.  I don’t like marshmallows.

During campouts, I would toss my marshmallows and graham crackers in the bushes and just eat the squares of Hershey’s chocolate.  It’s amazing I wasn’t attacked by a roving grizzly!

Eclectically Vintage peeps wreath crafts kids

Since I don’t eat Peeps, it was easy for me to whip up this wreath without even being temped to take a bite.

I made this Peep wreath last year.

She’s stood the test of time and is holding up remarkably well for having been stuffed inside a plastic garbage  bag in my dark and dreary basement.

Preservatives – they’re a good thing.


See how I made the Peeps Wreath here.


P.S. Have you ever had a Chocodile?


Check out more of my (preservative free) projects & crafts here.

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  1. Not like Peeps?? What kind of American ARE you???

  2. Amazing Kelly. A surprise that some “sweet-toothed” ant did not find it. Cute wreath too
    Happy Easter.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. This wreath is “peepin” awesome!!…Can’t believe it lasted this long…I guess dark and dreary basements sometimes are a good thing!

  4. Very cute, but I would think it might draw ants…

  5. That wreath is so adorable! It’s good to know peeps have stood the test of time.

  6. uggh! isn’t it disgusting to think of the “food” items we ingested as kids. but they do make awesome holiday decor!!! thanks for this one – i was looking for a simple project to do with my 2 & 4 year old g’babies and this one is perfect {if they don’t eat the peeps}!

  7. So super cute! Peeps might be my favorite Easter candy! I might not be able to eat them now that I know of their “staying” power! A little scary. . . Life to the full, Melissa

  8. I am with you. I totally dislike peeps. I used them in a vase this year! Maybe next year I’ll make a wreath :)

  9. Beautiful I love it!!


  10. I don’t particularly like ‘smallows either, but I can see myself in a fit of sweet craved deprivation going to my basement and biting into a peeps wreath. So to prevent that you better tell me what a chocodile is.

    Easter Blessings.

  11. Great idea! I can do this with the Peeps my kids always want, but never eat! (I guess they find the Peeps irresistably cute, but don’t like the taste of them!)

  12. Can’t believe that you made these last year and still looks sooo good! Did it get sticky at all though? How did you store it kelly? Unlike you, I love marshmallows but not Peeps, so i can definitely try to pull this one off! Thanks for sharing, and no, I’ve never tried a chocodile before but would love to try!

  13. LOL- Can you believe that? Imagine how long they stay in the GI tract?lol I have a gra ddaughter that would probably eat the wreath- xo Diana

  14. Crunchy peeps are my favorite, but I think I would have to draw the line at eating the ones in your wreath now. It’s amazing they lasted this long though.

  15. Your wreath is adorable!! So bright and cheery, springy.
    I have never tried peeps before, but when I was shopping today I saw some and picked them up to decorate with. I love marshmallows, so I had to try them. Soooo sweet, they’ll stay as decor. But I can’t believe your wreath lasted! It probably would have been attacked by the mice in my house…they get into everything…we live in an old farmhouse. If not mice, then the ants would have come marching.
    Debbie :)

  16. That is one of my favorite Easter wreaths … ever! Considering I’m not a fan of peeps, I’m sure I have enough uneaten ones to attempt one of these cuties! (And, no … never tried a chocodile … what am I missing?)

  17. I read your post and I just giggled! My dad used to love Peeps…frozen! Now I’ve got my husband loving them too. I’m more of a jelly bean person myself. And chocodiles are totally awesome! So sweet you have to share but…Ever had a deep fried Twinkie? They are my terrible weakness at the state fair.

  18. Cute :) I can imagine the dog looking up at it longingly 😉

  19. hahaha….When I first looked at your wreath I thought to myself, “Aww…..she’ll have to throw it away after Easter.” Shows what I know, right?! :-) Now I’m thinking, “Dear Lord, what are those twinkies I’ve consumed doing to my insides?!” hahaha Cute wreath!

  20. I can’t believe this thing lasted a year! I loved it then and I love it even more now! :)

  21. ok officially creeped out by peeps now…but I still have a special place in my heart, er stomach for Twinkies :)

  22. OMG this is just too cute! I am not a big fan of EATING Peeps but I love this crafty project! I never would have thought to make a wreath out of them!

  23. ….and to think billions of $$$$ have been spent on anti-aging products …….. and you may have discovered the answer ……. just eat pleanty of Peeps!!!!!

    Very cute! -Brenda-

  24. Oooops, that should have been ‘plenty’. -Brenda-

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