Thursday, March 17, 2016

Easter Candy Vase


I have never really decorated for Easter before. We have never been sure how long we were going to stay in one place and I didn't want to gather too many decorations I was just going to have to move. That is where this darling vase idea came from. It is really cute, perfect for Easter but it doesn't really take up much room after the holiday is over because the vases can be used for other holidays.


You will need: 
  • Two Vases, one bigger vases and one straight cylinder
  • A package of Peeps
  • Spring M&Ms 
  • Flowers


First decide on your colors. There are green, yellow, purple, pink and blue M&Ms in a pastel bag of M&Ms and the Peeps come in green, yellow, blue, purple and bright pink. I decided to go with mostly yellow and purple with a hint of pink.

Separate your M&Ms into the different colors. This was a great project for my kids. They loved helping and it made it go a lot faster. If you use all of the colors from the bag of M&Ms you will be able to use fewer bags, since I was using just a couple of colors I needed 3-4 bags.

Place your small vase inside your larger vase. Add a layer of M&Ms to the bottom and then squish your Peeps in next. Add several more layers of M&Ms, layering them in color.
Add your flowers. The layered vases allows you to use real flowers if you want, but I just think it is easier to buy a few fake flowers so I don't have to worry about it later.
I absolutely LOVE this decoration and my mom admires it every time she sees it. Adds the perfect amount of color to my dining room table.

Do you decorate for Easter?

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18 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

All that candy would never last long enough for me to make a vase out of it, but I Love yours. So cute.

Karen Morse said...

This is so bright and festive for the vase! Love all the candy - that will be a blast to eat through later! ;) And anything with Peeps is amazing!
Karen | GlamKaren.com

Heather Lawrence said...

I love that I could actually make this!
Granted I am not sure I could keep the kids out of the candy, ah who am I fooling... I don't know if I could keep myself out of the candy!!

Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

Very cute decoration. Peeps are so adorable, my kids always want me to buy them and they eat one and then I toss the rest. The M&m's though have my name written all over them!

ana de jesus said...

I have never decorated for Easter before but I kind of want to after seeing your post! So cool!

Amber N said...

What a cute idea. I'm sure my kiddos would eat all the candy up in one day though.

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

I decorate a little for Easter. It is hard when my son's birthday is around the same time as Easter.

Michele said...

I do something similar for halloween.... why have I not thought of using the peeps for easter@! This is just so clever!! Thanks

tiarastantrums said...

This is such an adorable idea for a centerpiece for and Easter table - but how to keep little hands out of it

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

I so love this trick as it's one of the best. I use it all of the time and it really works well.

Veronica Pototska said...

It looks so cute and creative and I bet there were much fewer candies by the morning))

Megan McCoig said...

Such an adorable and fun idea for Easter. The colours look so beautiful together to, I bet this would look fab as a centrepiece! Would be very tempted to keep picking at them though!

Toni said...

I was just thinking about centerpiece ideas for Easter and I saw this. Thank you for sharing...I"m definitely trying it. I'm wondering though how long the candy will last in my house full of teens! :)

Yona Williams said...

I am a huge fan of Peeps, and I just love how they are incorporated into this craft. From the seasonal colors to the final results, it's all just too cute.

Monica Benavidez said...

This is so cute! Perfect centerpiece for a dining table or even taking one as a hostess gift. The Peeps make it so cheery and bright.

Eileen Kelly said...

What a fantastic idea! I would not have thought to place a vase within a vase. I love the look of peeps but do not like to eat them. This is a great way for me to include the Easter favorite ! I am making this for my Easter centerpiece

Nikka Shae said...

Omg!!! I love this idea!! This would be a cute table setting for Easter.

nicole said...

This is seriously adorable. How cute!

 
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