Saturday, April 05, 2014

Peeps Wands

Do you know what time of year it is? Its peeps time. Here is another fun peeps project I created. This time I used Rit Dye for the lace ribbon and pom poms, paper straws and pink bunny peeps. A great recycled project using left over ribbon, paper straws and peeps. Perfect for all ages. Now let's get started.

Materials for the Decorating:
  • Pink bunny peeps, Peeps and Company
  • Paper straws
  • Pom poms
  • Ornate pearl stick pins, Lisa Kettell Designs
  • Tools/Glue: hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, scissors

Materials for the Dye:
  • Liquid Dye, Petal Pink, Rit Dye
  • White lace trim or ribbon, Joanne's Fabric and Craft Store
  • Plastic table cover
  • Paper towels or old towel
  • Measuring spoon, measuring cup
  • Large glass or plastic bowl

Directions to Dye the Lace and Pom poms:

  1. Prep your surface. Lay plastic table cover on the surface you will working over. Put on your rubber or latex gloves.
  2. Mix 2 tablespoons Rit liquid dye petal pink with 1 1/2 cups hot water in a plastic, or metal bowl and stir. Let steep for 20 minutes. For good hot water, heat some in the microwave in a glass bowl for 2 minutes.
  3. Place lace ribbon and light color pom pom in the liquid dye solution, let set for 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove the dyed ribbon when desired color is achieved and place onto a foil pan. Let dry. Reserve your remaining mixture for more dying by pouring into a glass jar or container, keep sealed

Directions To make Peeps Wands: 
  1. Push a paper straw into the bottom end of a pink bunny peep, secure in place with hot glue or glue of choice. Attach a pom pom to the back of the peep, tilting to the left side, secure with hot glue.
  2. Cut a piece of the dyed lace ribbon about 12 inches and tie around the bottom of the peep ( at the top of the wand). Then push in a pearl stick pin into the top center of the peep.

  • Fill in any white areas of the peep with a decaupage medium mixed with petal pink Rit dye and add pinkish sand to finish. 
  • Try adding sugary pink clear or German glitter on the peep.
  • Add a crepe paper skirt and other fun details to your peep wand.
To see the original project I created and to learn more about using Rit Dye visit my project link inside my Rit Studio at:


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