Easy Valentine’s Centerpiece with #Peeps

by Pam on January 16, 2014

Valentines Centerpiece

I am a fan of simple crafts.  Over the years I have seen so many crafts I wanted to do until I looked at the supplies needed; stuff like copper wire,  aluminum sheeting, a drill and wire pliers. Not only would I have to spend a lot of money purchasing the materials, I am pretty sure I would drill a hole through my hand, which doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. This centerpiece requires common ingredients that don’t cost a fortune, especially if you check out what’s left on the after Christmas clearance racks  at craft stores.  It’s also easy enough that the kids can help, although they might be tempted to eat the ingredients.

What you need to make the centerpiece:
1 small basket in Valentine’s colors ( I used a 3″ by 5″)
1 small piece of floral foam
2 pieces of red tissue paper
1 package of Valentine’s Peeps
5 Valentine’s cupcake wrappers
5 lollipop sticks
clear tape

I started with a red and white basket and fitted a piece of  floral foam in the bottom. I covered the foam with the tissue paper and fluffed it up to make the basket look full. Next, I gently pushed a lollipop stick through the bottom of the Peeps.  Remember, not being gentle causes a misshapen, sticky mess. Yes, I learned that the hard way with earlier peeps projects.  Next I slid the cupcake wrappers up the lollipop sticks until they reached the bottom of the Peep hearts.  I pinched them into place to make them resemble the the bottom of flowers.  I had to tape the wrappers into place. I suggest starting at the back and wrapping the tape around to make it less noticeable.   I arranged the Peeps pops  in the basket until I achieved a look I liked. Voila!  My super simple centerpiece was complete.

If you are looking for some simple crafts for Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out Ten Totally Amazing Valentine’s Day crafts and the Simple Lollipop Craft with Free Printable.   What are your favorite Valentine’s ideas?

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Michele January 16, 2014 at 6:54 am

I would have a bit of trouble not eating the Peeps before this was finished! This is so pretty and is an easy enough DIY project that even I could possibly manage (with the exception of eating the Peeps!)

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Jennifer Williams January 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

I love simple crafts (probably because they are the only ones I can do!). That is so cute, now I will be on the lookout for peeps so I can make this.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) January 16, 2014 at 7:10 am

I wouldn’t have any peeps left by the time I went to start the project. I am a HUGE Peeps junkie and would practically inhale the entire package in one sitting :)

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Nikki January 16, 2014 at 8:02 am

I love this idea! I think I will have to try this for the kids. I’m not much for peeps, but they like anything with sugar LOL!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication January 16, 2014 at 8:55 am

I am constantly amazed at how much can be done with pipe cleaners and cupcake wrappers!

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Mama to 5 BLessings January 16, 2014 at 8:57 am

What a cute and yet simple idea! All items I have in my home!

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Teresa McCluskey January 16, 2014 at 9:01 am

I love the way the basket is on this one! and Peeps are always a plus! Cute idea!

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Rebekah January 16, 2014 at 9:31 am

I love crafting but it can get so expensive. I like that this project is not only easy and cute but also seems like it would be pretty cheap.

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Elise January 16, 2014 at 11:50 am

That looks so pretty and easy! Simple crafts are pretty much the only ones I can do lol.

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brett January 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

very cute, pam! and allergy free. cute way to bring treats to a party

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Amberlee Cave January 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

That is so cute! I’m sure my girls would eat them before they got anywhere, but they look great!

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Cyndie January 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I am so in love with this craft. I have got to find those peeps for this.

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Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning January 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I have to find those peeps! What a cute craft!

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Lawna January 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I love all of your cute ideas, including this one. My kids would love creating this centerpiece. It would make a great teachers gift too.

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Theresa January 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm

That really is a simple craft idea, one I think my girls could do without a lot of help from me. And we just ADORE Peeps in our house! They are so delish!

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Nikki January 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm

This is so pretty! I am thinking of decorating for Valentine’s Day this year. I haven’t in the past, but I’m in the mood!

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Healy Harpster January 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Thanks Pam for sharing the links for the simple crafts because I don’t like to make a craft that is too much requirements. :) My kids and I will surely try some ideas for Valentines.

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm

This centerpiece is beautiful– perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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Fabulous Perks January 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

This is beautiful and such a great idea. I love DIY projects! I might just do something like this, this year. Pull out my inner crafter.

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Jennifer B January 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm

This is a really cute and inexpensive idea! I bet it is fun to make too!

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Heather Lawrence January 16, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Peeps?
I have only ever seen them at Easter time and they are hard to get.
I’m with you on simple crafts…i I want to make something and be done with it! Lol

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erica January 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

OMG! How cute. I’m going to try these with my preschooler.

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Angela January 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm

I can’t get over how cute this turned out! I’ll have to pick up some heart shaped peeps now.

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Debbie Denny January 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Love peeps and love your idea!

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Tess January 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm

These are so cute! Im looking for a cute Valentines Day center piece.

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Lady Lilith January 16, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Very clever. I like how it came out. They are super adorable and fun. Thanks.

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trisha January 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm

These look really tasty and you packaged them fantastic. Pinned!

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Amy Desrosiers January 16, 2014 at 9:13 pm

I love this and think they are so cute! My pops would have looked cute in this festive centerpiece holder

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Brittnei January 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

This is really cute! I feel like you could use the basket again if you wanted for Christmas :)

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marielle altenor January 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Lovely centerpiece. I keep seeing valentine diy all over the net lol I guess it’s almost that time of the year again! Thanks for sharing your diy

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Joanna Sormunen January 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

What a cute little basket! And it looks easy, like something I could do, lol. Thank you for sharing!

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Those are super cute and really do make a cute centerpiece for a party or just for fun!

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Lisa January 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

That is so cute! I love it!

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katherine January 17, 2014 at 1:34 am

This is really cute and the picture came out really nice!

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Danielle January 17, 2014 at 1:35 am

Peeps are so yummy! Thank you for this, I am going to try this out with my little ones this year, they will just love it.

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Veronica January 17, 2014 at 1:45 am

really adorable. I do need to start thinking about V-day

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kay adeola January 17, 2014 at 4:51 am

ooo lovely thats super cute,great centerpiece for valentines.

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becca January 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

i so need to start thinking abut Valentine day

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Danielle @ We Have It All January 17, 2014 at 7:57 am

I never thought to make these a center piece, that’s a great idea! Super cute!

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Chubskulit Rose January 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

What a colorful and delightful project for Valentine’s day!

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Shannah @ Just Us Four January 17, 2014 at 9:20 am

I love that peeps are available for so many different holidays now. The Valentine’s Day ones are super cute in your centerpiece.

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Ashley Gill January 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

this is really cute! My daughter would enjoying making this with me for the month of February!

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Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty January 17, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Simple is the BEST. IT’s supposed to LOOK like it took you an hour, not actually do so, lol! I think it turned out super cute!

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Dana Rodriguez January 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

That is really cute and creative!Thanks for sharing!

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Melissa Shirley January 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm

This would be great for the kids to do. Thanks

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Elissa G. January 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

This looks like such a fun project to do with the kids!

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