Simple Edible Halloween Peeps Centerpiece #craft

by Pam on September 19, 2013

Halloween Peeps Centerpiece

Continuing with my series of low cost, simple crafts, I wanted to make a centerpiece for our table.  This centerpiece I made with Peeps is thrifty, because most items are either ones that are already lying around the house or can be purchased at the dollar store.  I started by finding a medium sized vase. A mason jar would work for this as well.  I added a 21 ounce bag of Harvest Mix candy to the vase and picked up one package each of ghost and pumpkin peeps.  Black Cat peeps are available also but I didn’t find them until I had already made the craft.  I think they would be super cute for contrast.

I picked up a set of sixteen wooden dowels for ninety seven cents and some ribbon at the dollar store.  I threaded the ghosts and pumpkins onto five of the wooden dowels and added them to the vase. I finished by tying a ribbon around the vase for contrast.  Voila! Cute edible centerpiece in less than 10 minutes. Here are some tips to make the project easier.

  • Fill the vase 1/4 full of Harvest Mix candy before beginning and then add the dowels where you want them.
  • Fill in with more candy as you add the dowels.
  • Keep a towel handy to wipe the dowels as you thread the peeps into place to keep sticky marshmallow goo from getting everywhere. Change the pattern of the peeps on each dowel for contrast. 
  • Push the Peeps onto the dowels gently or they will break. However, Peeps are gluten free so I can feed the broken ones to my daughter with celiac disease. 

Need help finding the supplies? I purchased the dowels at Walmart and the ribbon and peeps at the dollar store. If you don’t have a spare vase lying around the house, you can find those at the dollar store as well.

What is your favorite, simple Halloween centerpiece?

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Barb W. September 19, 2013 at 7:28 am

In our house, those Peeps pops would disappear before I could decorate with them LOL Too cute! Love the idea … and thinking of using it as an edible Halloween centerpiece for parties.

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Kristyn September 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

this is such a cute craft idea! i want to make this for our home now :)

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Le-an Lacaba September 19, 2013 at 8:20 am

I actually smiled when I saw the cute decorations! how I wish we celebrated halloween in the philippines :?

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Myrah - Coupon Mamacita September 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

What a gorgeous idea!

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Ashley September 19, 2013 at 9:07 am

Those are adorable!!

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Tess September 19, 2013 at 9:28 am

I love this!! I just found my decorating idea for Halloween-thanks!

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Stefani September 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

What a cute idea. I didn’t know they had Halloween themed Peeps.

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Dov Shapira September 19, 2013 at 10:16 am

What a cute idea indeed.
Very creative of you.

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sheila ressel September 19, 2013 at 10:25 am

What a cute idea for a centerpiece. I love the fact that it’s edible so I wouldn’t have to worry about finding a place to store it for next season since I’m so limited on space. And it’s so economical. I just love it!

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Shasta Walton September 19, 2013 at 10:26 am

Adorable idea! Love it :)

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Michelle H September 19, 2013 at 10:53 am

First, I had no idea Peeps were gluten-free and I’m loving that! Second, these are so easy and so cute! How long would you think is too long to leave them out and still let the kids eat them?

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Pam September 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I think they could easily left out for around three days before they become to hard for anyone to eat.

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Terry (My Journey With Candida) September 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

That is adoreable. I don’t decorate much for Halloween, but this is so cute… I want to do it.

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HilLesha September 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

That is a cute idea! I love Peeps, so I don’t believe I’d have that centerpiece around for long. :)

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Jennifer September 19, 2013 at 11:19 am

Awe! That so adorable!! I didn’t even know there were Halloween peeps! Too cute.

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Rosey September 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

How cute and everyone likes Peeps. :)

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Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade September 19, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I love candy corn so much that I ration it out. I buy one bag a year and make it last a few months. I would eat this centerpiece. LOL

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Shop with Me Mama September 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

what a really cute idea, love it! I like candles for my centerpieces!

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Nicole A. September 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

These are so cute! If we have a halloween party I will definitely do these!

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Growing Up Madison September 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Oh my goodness that is too cute. I’ve never thought of doing this before. I could totally do this not just for Halloween but Easter as well when we have all those peeps available. Thank you for the idea. :)

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Sarah Bailey September 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Oh gosh they are so cute! I don’t think I would want to bite into them as they look so nice! x

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Elle September 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Great idea and so creatively cute. Although the centerpiece may not last in my house. We are Peep murders LOL!

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Pam September 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

This is really cute and relatively inexpensive. I have quite a few Fall and Halloween decororations that I put out each year and I try to change them up and replace a few from year to year. I think what you have done is adorable.

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell September 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

So easy to put together but super cute. It’s something you could do every year too!

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Melanie September 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Cute! I can’t wait for next month !

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Kristen @ kristenione September 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Oh I love love love this! Just pinned it to my Halloween board. Will be using this idea. Thanks!

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JulieK September 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

CUTE!!! and what about doing this again in EASTER b/c don’t they have Easter Candy Corn now too!?

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Debi September 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm

That is so cute and so easy. My kids would love it. And I bet there are ways to make it for other holidays too.

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Carlee C September 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm

These are adorable! My kids would get a kick out of that, and I wouldn’t mind eating them.

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Melinda Dunne September 19, 2013 at 11:24 pm

I love this idea! It is so cute and even better that it is edible and affordable!

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Robyn September 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I’m glad I came across this Halloween idea. I was just thinking of things to do today!

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heather September 20, 2013 at 12:29 am

we love peeps they are so cute and this is a cute post

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Shell Feis September 20, 2013 at 3:48 am

That’s super cute! I am pretty sure I’d eat it immediately though. :)

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Chavonne H September 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

I love this! It’s a cheap way to create decorations for Halloween which I’m looking for ideas to keep the cost as low as possible. As a centerpiece I’d just have a pumpkin but this livens it up.

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brett September 20, 2013 at 7:56 am

Super cute! peeps make the world go round, I tell ya!!

totally pinning this.

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Noor Unnahar September 20, 2013 at 8:01 am

Wow , it looks super awesome . Your a thrift queen ;)

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Healy Harpster September 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

Super like this inexpensive idea. Cute and scary little peeps!

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sarah clegg September 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

wow love this!! i like to try new things myself not sure i could pull this off mind hehe :D

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Andrea September 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

Yum, I love Peeps! What a creative and cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work September 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

These do look quick and easy!!

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Danielle Royalegacy September 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

This is really cute, but wouldn’t be around very long in my home. Might last one afternoon.

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Tammy Woodall September 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm

This halloween peeps centerpiece is absolutely adorable. I think I will try make this Peep Centerpiece, but I’m going to have to take a picture right away, because this Centerpiece won’t last 10 minutes in my home.

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shaunie October 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Love the centerpiece… very hard to find simple but pleasant decorations. will be using this (or similar for our decorations)

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