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?