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Peep-Wreath Centerpiece

This adorable candy wreath is perfect for a kid's birthday party.

Peep-Wreath Centerpiece

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2008

materials

  • One 12-inch round Styrofoam wreath form

  • Five 6-inch round Styrofoam wreath forms

  • 28-inch dowel, 1/2-inch diameter

  • Sharpened pencil

  • 1/2-inch-wide green ribbon, seam binding, and twill tape

  • Glue

  • Flathead pins

  • Floral pins

  • About 25 Marshmallow Peeps of one color (for flower center)

  • About 60 Marshmallow Peeps of a second color (for flower petals)

  • Royal Icing

  • Toothpicks

  • Clear vessel filled with jelly beans or other candy

steps

  1. Using a sharpened pencil, bore a hole through one side of a 12-inch round Styrofoam wreath form.

  2. Insert a 28-inch dowel, piercing through to the opposite side.

  3. Wrap the Styrofoam wreath form and dowel in green ribbon, securing every few inches with a dab of glue.

  4. Attach a 1/2-inch-wide piece of ribbon around the outer rim of a 6-inch Styrofoam "petal" form and secure with a flathead pin. Repeat to make five petal bases.

  5. Secure petals to 12-inch Styrofoam base with 2 floral pins each, creating a flower shape.

  6. Decorate petals with Marshmallow Peeps, using a combination of royal icing and toothpicks to secure.

  7. "Plant" finished flower creation in a clear vessel filled with candy.

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