PEEPS and Tulips can be used to make colorful spring decor for your Easter table. I had a hard time finding a tutorial about how to make a Peeps and Tulips Easter centerpiece, so I decided to write my own.
I hope that it helps you create a fun Easter decoration for your home. It’s really simple.
Peeps and Tulips Easter Decoration Centerpiece
All you need to make this craft are:
- Potted tulips (real or fake tulips work)
- One gallon clear glass jar (or jar that is wide enough to hold the tulips container inside with a little side room to spare for the PEEPS)
- Jelly Beans (a couple of bags)
- PEEPS Bunny Shaped Marshmallows (about 3 packs)
Are you ready to make your Easter centerpiece? Step one is to empty your jelly beans into the jar. You may have to adjust the amount up or down depending on the sizes of your container.
Basically, you want to have enough jelly beans in the jar so that when your tulip container goes inside it, the top of the tulip container will be flush with or a little below the top of your larger container. (I hope that long explanation is not too confusing – please ask me questions in the comments if you have any.)
Tip: If you are short on jelly beans, use a small plastic container in the middle to take up some space (it will not show once you are finished)
The next thing you are going to do is line your larger container with a row of Peeps. My container was tall enough to fit 2 rows of Peeps on top of my layer of jelly beans.
You may need some extra helping hands to hold the Peeps into place for the last step…which is to slowly place your tulip container into the larger container.
Be careful not to snag any Peeps on the way down. Wasn’t that easy? I’m sure your Tulips and Peeps Easter centerpiece will look so cute on your table.
IMPORTANT TIP: If you are using real tulips, make sure that there is not a drainage hole in the flower pot, otherwise when you water the tulips, the water will make a huge mess in the PEEPS and jelly beans.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this project by leaving a comment on this post. I’ll answer as quickly as I can.
If you make this project, send me the picture or share it on my Facebook page. For more Easter ideas, check out my Easter Pinterest board. Have a Happy Easter!
Need more fun Easter ideas? Bake these easy Easter bunny rolls. Feeling crafty? Make this Bunnies and Burlap table runner.
PEEPS lovers will enjoy this edible PEEPS Easter basket – see how easy it is to make with PEEPS in the package and a little bit of hot glue.
You’ll also want to see how to make a PEEPS candy lei necklace tutorial.
Julie Wood says
I enjoy visiting your blog every day! This is such a great Peeps Tulip Centerpiece. What a great job you did on creating this on your own. I really like it and would love to do this for myself.Thanks for the inspiration!
Hi Julie, Thanks so much for your sweet comment. That really made my day! I am glad you like the centerpiece idea, it’s really easy. I hope the directions make sense. Let me know if you end up making it this year, I’d love to see your project. Happy Easter! -Nicole
Robin O says
Fabulous! I love the way the Peeps look layered on top of each other; along the with colorful jelly beans it’s so unique. I will need to put a sign on it saying “DO NOT EAT THE CENTERPIECE” if I make this. Thanks for the photos and tutorial!
My kids have already been begging to eat the Peeps inside the jar – even though I told them they may have dirt on them…nobody cares! haha
Mimi @ Irresistible Pets says
OMG! I NEED to make this! I might just pick up the supplies today!
Jenni Chiu @ MommyNaniBooboo says
I am so not crafty, but this looks easy and cute enough that I might just do it! #SitsShareFest
Hi Jenni, thanks for stopping by on the SITSShareFest! I don’t consider myself to be crafty either – that is the beauty of this centerpiece, it is really easy and does not take any special crafting powers that I do not have. 🙂 You can do it, too!
Tammy S says
I love this! What a great hostess gift this would make. I also like it because it a craft that the kids can help with. Thanks for sharing.
What a fun way to dress up your Easter table. Too cute.
Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
How cute! I’ve seen centerpieces made with jelly beans before, but never a combo of peeps and jelly beans. I would like to do this! It looks great!
Denise Taylor-Dennis says
What a cute idea even a non crafty person like me could do this. I love it.
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Oh wow. that is so cute & creative. I may even be able to do that – since I am not to crafty. Great tutorial – thanks for sharing 🙂
love this says easter all over it to me
Amy Green says
I KNEW I wasn’t the only one one who liked to decorate with Peeps!
As pretty as this centerpiece is, I have to admit I’m somewhat horrified at the thought of not being able to eat the Peeps. Especially because they’d be perfectly stale when it’s time to take it apart. I loves me some stale Peeps! LOL
What a darling idea! It’s so colorful and definitely adds enough of the Easter feel that you can put it as a center piece and it will really add to the atmosphere. A lovely gift idea for anyone! I like that it’s easily interchangeable between the planter being out or in.
michelle oakley warner says
this post is so awsome thank you so much
Debbie Corbin says
I am so going to do this for the center piece on easter what a great idea!
Robin Wilson says
This has to be the cutest use of Peeps for crafting that I have seen yet! It is colorful and looks very lovely to boot! It is one that I will be doing! My niece will love this when she comes over for Easter!
What a cute looking center piece. I usually get flowers for Easter and we all love them peeps to. So this would be something I could make for the table .Only I might have a hard time telling everyone to leave the candy alone LOL
michelle oakley warner says
very awsome idea, whats cool is you can tweek this for any occasion, i love it thanks for the great idea
Michelle F. says
that’s such a cute idea!
very creative use of Peeps + such a fun Easter centerpiece!
kathy downey says
thanks for sharing,this is so very creative and will be a joy to make with the kids
Trish F says
Oh this is so cute, I know this is a year old post but Easter is just around the corner and this post has inspired me. I was at my grocery store yesterday buying my sister some birthday roses and saw the sign of three Easter plants for $10 which they have every year and every year I get my mom, sister and nieces flowers, maybe I will do this with their flowers this year for something different.
I’m glad you found this post – I think it’s still relevant even though it’s a year old. I think Peeps and Tulips are timeless at Easter. This was definitely one of my favorite things I have ever made. I hope you have fun making yours! I’ve got my Tulips ready this year but they aren’t quite bloomed yet.
I am going to try this and also I was thinking that if you lined the peeps with Saran Wrap once they are in place before putting in the smaller container it would save on wasted candy? Let the wrap overhang and decorate the rim of container with a ribbon and bow…would also save peeps from going stale. 🙂
That is a great idea, Monique! I think it would save the PEEPS (which is good because my kids LOVE Peeps and I hate to have to throw them away). I think it would be especially cute with colored Saran Wrap. I can usually find it at Christmas, not sure if they sell it for Easter, though. I’ll have to look around.
This is so cute and perfect for our Easter table! I am going to have to restrain from eating all the jelly beans and PEEPs!
Aimee Trader says
This is such an awesome center piece!!! Im going to have to try this for Easter dinner.
Pam Armes says
All of the centerpieces that I have seen like this seem to use cut fresh flowers. I love the idea of using potted flowers to be replanted later. Even though I am not a crafty person at all, these seem so easy to make that I am looking forward to making one for my niece-in-law who is hosting Easter this year. Thanks so much for your inspiration & sharing your great ideas.
Hi Pam! Yes, I KNOW you can do this. It’s just as simple as it looks. If you have any questions at all, just let me know. I’m happy to help. Happy Easter!
Pam Armes says
I made 3 of these & they turned out not too shabby for my very 1st time. My 2-1/2 year old granddaughter had a blast helping me put them together, especially the candy (jelly beans & m&m’s) part. I posted pictures of them on facebook & had a few complimentary comments on them. Thanks again for the inspiration.
Pam, that is GREAT! I’m so glad you came back to let me know you made them. And I’m happy to hear you got compliments on Facebook, too. Thank you for letting me know. –Nicole
Patti Hoke says
How do you water the plant? Do you need to pull out the plant first so the jelly beans don’t get soaked or do you put a plastic plant saucer in the bottom?
Hi Patty, My tulips were planted in a flower pot that didn’t leak at the bottom (or that would definitely cause problems when trying to water it with all the jelly beans, etc.) When it was time for me to water the plant, I added water to the dirt part of the plant (which is open up top) and was very careful not to add the water too quickly so it didn’t overflow the flower pot and seep down around the edges.
That’s a great question! I hope that my answer helps. –Nicole
Sara @ finditfixitorbuildit.com says
This is way cute! And the flowers look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty
Cute centerpiece.Love the color combination you have chose. #HomeMattersParty
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
So adorable and so easy! Does anyone really eat Peeps anyway? #HomeMattersParty
Lynn White says
This is such a cute idea!
Michelle James says
This is so darling Nicole!! What a perfect Spring Centerpiece!! #homemattersparty
Jeannee Taylor says
I really love this! The peeps are so pretty and cute around the tulips! Thanks for sharing ! #HomeMattersParty
What a cute way to use such tasty treats in your decorating! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty