Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bloomin' Peepsters

Jeepers...Creepers!  I made Bloomin' Peepsters!!

LOL...sorry I couldn't resist.  :-)

If you've read my blog for a spring season or two you know by now that I'm a HUGE fan of all things Peeps.  Bunny Peeps, Chicks Peeps, Heart Peeps, Gingerbread Man Peeps, Pumpkin Peeps... You name it....I love them!

A few years ago I stumbled upon a whole new level of awesome in the Peeps Empire called "Peepsters".  Oh....My....Smurf!  They are are heaven wrapped in a lovely, pastel foil wrapper. YUMMM!!

Now...I was innocently minding my own business yesterday....strolling the aisles at Wal Mart and POW!  There they were!  I will tell you that having candy in my studio is never a good idea.  I sit there sketching designs and I can hear it all the way across the room calling my name.  But...how could I possibly leave those poor Peepsters there in Wal Mart without a good home? 

So after they hopped into my cart and we made it home I decided the best thing I could do was use those sweet treats in a new project.  Here's what I came up with...

I like to call them "Bloomin' Peepsters"


Here's another view...




They are so quick to make.  The petals are made from the Blossom Punch (#125603).  I used two for for each flower.  Then I used three of the smallest paper wrappers from the Pop Up Posies Kit from the Spring Catalog.  I cut three wooden dowels to length, sponged them all with Lucky Limeade ink to match the leaves and adhered them together using Tombow adhesive glue.  The top end of the dowel was cut at an angle...leaving it with a point that was inserted into the bottom of the Peepsters.

How about the "vase".  Can you guess what it is?  I looked all over my house for a small bud vase but came up empty.  One thing I did find was one of those clear, plastic Christmas ornaments you see in the big box stores around the holidays.  I took off the top and filled it with shredded Lucky Limeade card stock that I ran through my shredder.  Isn't that fun??

These would be so stinkin' cute to have on your Easter dinner table.  You could even use them as place cards.  (Hmmm....maybe if I make enough for our whole family it will keep me from eating anymore of those little buggers!!)

Okay....Fess up....What are YOU making in your craft room to get ready for Easter and/or Spring?
I'd love to hear all about your project and I love it even more if you send photos.  You never know....you might just have your project featured here on my blog.

Wishing you a positively magical day,



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