Moss Wreath Part II
Return of the Peep

Remember last week’s Moss Wreath?  Hard to forget really, what with it being made out of a pool noodle and mushrooms.  Well this is the same wreath done in a different way.

I’ve made it especially for you traditionalists who believe an Easter wreath must involve yellow or pink.  Behold the beauty that is …

The Peep Wreath


Exact same pool noodle moss wreath …



Exact same moss bed in the centre …


Completely different filling and thus feeling.  It’s the Peep Wreath.  Full of all the tacky charm we’ve come to expect from Easter Decorations.  You can see how I’ve cleverly hung the majestically soaring Peep with a piece of U wire and some fishing line.  It’s too bad I didn’t need a red and white fishing bobber in this wreath.  Because I have one in my purse at this very moment.  I’d have been a FANTASTIC Let’s Make a Deal contestant.

The Peeps are secured with toothpicks, exactly the same way the mushrooms were secured.


Plus I bought a single stem of green Button Mums for .99¢ and stuck them in.  No water or anything.  Just stuck em in.  They’ll last for a shocking amount of time this way.  They have prohibitionist petals.  They can go for ages without a single drink.  If you don’t feel like torturing the flowers and you have tiny, plastic bud vials, you can put them in those and hide the vials in the moss.  I didn’t.  I’m a bit of a flower masochist at times.  Or a sadist.  As I’ve mentioned before I get those confused all the time.  The gist of it is, I’m mean to flowers.


And no, we are NOT done with the pool noodle wreath.  Later this week I will have one final example of how to do up this moss wreath with what I believe will be a perfect combination of the organic and natural look I like and the traditional Easter look that others like.

A wreath with live baby chicks stuck in it with toothpicks.

Just kidding.


  1. Jennifer says:

    It’s hard to say, really, what I like best about this. “Majestically soaring Peep” perhaps? Or maybe it’s the prohibitionist petals of the mums? Regardless, you’ve done outdid yourself yet again, Ms. TAODS.

    Now, off to buy some Peeps. Since they weren’t on the homework list. Sheesh.

  2. gf says:

    Too much. Aren’t peeps one of those amazing things that never decay? They should make toxic waste containment systems out of them.

    I am almost scared of what the noodle wreath will have affixed to it next. Small animal carcasses perhaps?

  3. Pam'a says:

    ROFL. Bravo on the peeps wreath! I can’t stand Peeps, so poking them with sharp things seems like a great idea!

    One teensy thing, though. You said:

    “I’m a bit of a flower masochist at times.”

    Actually, you’d be a flower SADIST. (And after that last toothpick comment, I fear you may be a closet chick sadist… aiiieeee…)

    • Karen says:

      Pam’a – I get those confused all the time and have just decided to not worry about it. 🙂 I think I even did a post on it! ~ karen

  4. Aly says:

    I love this idea! I’m going to try to make it for Easter. I love the stand idea, too.

    Anthropologie would sell this for about $89.00 I think.

  5. KoadToad says:

    I LOVE that this looks like something slightly ridiculous from Dr. Seuss… And idea one could probably run with, and perhaps, someday, that one will me be 🙂
    When I was still living at home, my Mum and I tacked out the house by tucking peeps into every nook and cranny around easter-time.
    A conversation which ensued:

    Her Friend, Dawn: You guys have peeps drying out all over the place.
    Me: Well, what else would you do with them?
    HFD:……eat them?
    Me (and Mum): *HORRIFIED EXPRESSIONS* Who would DO such a thing?????????


  6. sue says:

    Oh my…you are the Mac Gyver of the DIYers. I can just see the new show on the television; What can you make with this ball of dryer lint, 3 horseshoes, 24 pieces of bowtie macaroni and a toilet plunger? I especially like the peep coming in for a landing. They seem to have morphed into a more liquid shape or perhaps these are the more muffin topped, over indulgent peeps?
    And, remember, pet the bumblebees, not the honeybees, though I think you are now programmed to try to pet the latter, for the challenge.
    Carry on!

  7. Katie Ambrose says:

    WHAT! You were right… I DO wish I’d done my homework. First time those words have ever come out of my mouth. My children are insisting that we make this and display it proudly.

  8. celia says:

    It’s so tacky it’s fabulous!

    • Karen says:

      Celia – I know! I’m not a huge fan of tacky Easter decorations but this one actually looks pretty fantastic in real life. ~ karen

  9. Fifi Froelich says:

    Going back over a half century ago (yikes), my dad always brought us home little chicks…I never thought of where they ended up…
    Again, you’ve brought a sunny side up to the day! Thanks!

  10. Susan says:

    Is the “floating on a single stick” style nest unique to Peeps or can it be found elsewhere in nature?

  11. Cheryl says:

    This use for Peeps blows the doors off of actually eating them. Love it.

  12. Traci says:

    Ahh, so THIS is what Peeps are for! I knew no one was really eating them!

  13. Anne-Marie says:

    Just had to cover my eyes ‘n’ “peep”….see what I did there?….’cos couldn’t believe the sado/maso thingie goin’ on! Love it!

  14. Trysha says:

    And then we get to smoke it, right? 😉

  15. Lisa says:

    prohibitionist petals…oh Karen, you crack me up…

    I wish some of my family members had prohibitionist petals…

  16. I CANNOT WAIT for the wreath with the live baby chicks. When you do something, you really do it up right.

  17. I was prepared to giggle but that is just too cool! I’m off to buy peeps and not eat them ;)…maybe.

  18. Mindy says:

    Laughing out loud again. Friggin’ love it. I’m envisioning Peeps bunnies hung by tiny nooses.

  19. Denise says:

    Nope, it seems peeps never decay – neither does fruitcake. Now there is a thought for your Christmas Holiday Moss Wreath…

  20. Teresa says:

    Have you ever put a peep in the microwave? You should try it…I’m just sayin’

  21. This is so cute! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it.

  22. Patti says:

    Karen! What the heck?! Amazing wreath! Love the peeps! But what I really want to know is: WHERE did you find that BIRD NEST?

    Seriously. I want bird nests for decorations for that wedding I keep talking about, and I can’t find them anywhere! Please tell me it was super ‘cheep’.

    haha. I made a funny.

    • Karen says:

      Patti – Do you mean the birdsnest in my Hyacinth post? Or the teensy birdsnest in my wreath? Probably the tiny one in my wreath. I got it at Dollarama, last year. If you rush around to Dollar Stores you’re bound to find one. I can’t remember if I stuck the eggs in myself or if it came with them. Good luck! ~ karen

  23. Heather says:

    Boy, I wish I hadn’t decided to take a drink before I read that last line about live baby chicks! My sinuses are now burning! Thanks for the laugh, and ow!

  24. judy says:

    Maybe next year you can enter the Peeps contest sponsored by the St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press newspaper. Talk about fun with food. Check this out.

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