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Project

Peep-Wreath Centerpiece

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

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. Step 1

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

  2. Step 2

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

  3. Step 3

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

  4. Step 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. Step 5

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

  6. Step 6

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

  7. Step 7

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

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2008