Welcome ! Ready for Easter? I am! I love Easter and Spring and Flowers and Bunnies and Chocolate and Peeps! That’s what inspired my “Pick -A-Peep” Edible Easter Decoration Floral Picks ! These are too much fun, too easy to make and too delicious to pass on by! You can change these up any way you like them with any Easter candy your heart desires! Let me show you what I came up with!
You’ll need some wooden Kabob Skewers. Mine are 12″ bamboo. Some Glue…I used my Loctite Go2 Gel. an assortment of your favorite ribbon, an assortment of Easter Candy. Peeps are so cute but you can use solid chocolate pieces as well that look like Easter animals or eggs. A glass of Chardonnay or your favorite wine.
First let me tell you about the gold foil hollow chocolate bunny right in the middle of the pic above. Total fail ! It turns out hollow does not work well for this project. When you put a hole in it or try to skewer it, the whole area around the hole collapses. It just flops around on the skewer so skip the hollow candy.
Solid chocolate can work but the thicker the better and placing your hand firmly on the top of the piece with the candy laying firmly on the counter and slowly pushing the skewer into the center of the bottom of the solid chocolate works best. there was some breaking beginning to happen on the smaller pieces but I just applied more pressure and that helped. Warming the skewer tip a bit before inserting may help but I did not have to go to that extreme. The shorter the skewer area you try to insert the better. Plan ahead on those smaller pieces and start your ribbon up higher on the skewer so you only have to insert as much skewer as necessary into the solid chocolate and not have plain skewer wood showing.
Let’s Begin !
First Take a sip of wine. I knew you were wondering what the wine was for or had you al ready guessed? (If you have been here before, I am sure you knew that was coming!) The wine is necessary in order to relax you for this easy and laid back project. You need to take your mind off everything else and enjoy this process!
Second, Place a dot of gel glue on the pointy end of the skewer where you are going to want to start wrapping your ribbon. Typically an inch or so is a good place to start for most items like peeps and maybe a half to three quarters of an inch for solid chocolate.
Third, place the end your ribbon on the gel dot at a slight 60 degree angle from the skewer so that you can wrap it nicely down the skewer. ( I leave the ribbon on the spool because I don’t know how much I am going to use.)
Let these dry for a couple of hours……..I am not really sure how long it took to set as I just go do something else and when I am done with that I come back and finish. Take your wine out to the porch or to a nice bubble bath. Then come back and finish the project. Take an intermission!
Now I hold the ribbon in one hand and the skewer in the other and just roll the skewer around in my fingers guiding the ribbon. I stop about an inch and a half from the bottom, dab on a dot of glue where I am going to cut off the ribbon end and place a piece of scotch tape to hold it till dry.
While this is drying I make my little bows for the top of the skewers . Placing a little dot of gel glue at the top end of the ribbon I just set them on the glue dot and press ever so gently.
Here I then took some little flowers that I had in my craft stash and placed those on the bows also with a dot of glue.
I decided to see how it would look with a couple of jelly beans instead of the flowers. I like the flowers best but you may have even a cuter idea than that!
When everything was firmly dry, I skewered the soft mushy Peeps and solid chocolate carrots and placed them in my peace lily on the mantel.
You could put these in any faux floral arrangement or decoration.
Peep!….Peep!…..Peep ! LOL! Have fun with these! There are so many colors and shapes of peeps now!
A solid chocolate foil wrapped Easter Bunny.
And there you have…….
Pick-A-Peep Edible Easter Decoration Floral Picks !
I hope you had fun with this Pick-a-Peep Edible Easter decoration Floral Picks project…..I did! Let your imagination take it to new levels ! Come back and show us what you did to make it your own!
See you soon!