A Passion for Purple at Easter!

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For my front door area,  I was eager to reuse my black footed planters (to create a similar look to last years) for Easter (https://seasonalhome.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/3759/).  But of course… it had to be a brand new look AND on a budget (translation – make it myself!)  I also had a definite passion for purple this year and here’s my inspiration…. PURPLE PEEPS!

Before I could create the entire look, I first had to create a duplicate of my inspiration – the Marshmallow PEEP Bunny.

Using a 50% off coupon, I purchased a sheet of (apx.) 2″ x 12″ x 36″ white styrofoam, drew and cut a PEEP shape and used one of the discarded pieces (as a file) to create nice, clean edges on the finished product.

  Next, I painted my PEEP shape with a styrofoam-friendly brand of spray paint (Design Master) in lavender and then while damp, sprinkled it with a light coating of iridescent glitter for a sugary look.  I also painted a bamboo wood dowel that I had cut in half and once that was dry, I inserted both pieces into the bottom of my PEEP shape, to create a stand.  Chocolate brown (my name – not the manufacturer’s – but I thought that might be more helpful) acrylic paint and a small paint brush helped me create the face.  Don’t they have the cutest faces?!!  Couldn’t you picture several smaller versions of these in your front yard (maybe in different colors?)

    

Ok, back to the project (lol)…. I spray painted one of my footed, black planters white, and even reused a styrofoam circle (note the hole made by last year’s pvc).  Then, I placed & gently pushed my PEEP’s bamboo legs into the styrofoam circle to secure it in the planter, slipped a purple-themed spring wreath over his head and added extra flowers to camouflage the styrofoam.

I added a bow to my bunny and placed my large, purple yard eggs and several other decorations around to bring my purple PEEP passion together, including using one of my outdoor greenery plants.  And I love the mossy, jumping bunnies I found at Pier 1 this year.  See what you think…

 

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Don’t forget to check out my entire EASTER category for even MORE creative ideas and stay tuned because I’ll be revisiting this craft in Easter 2013 in a fun & fabulous way…

Happy Easter!

Eileen

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 13:40:06

    Eileen,
    I love the purple theme! I found large Peep pillows, etc at Bed Bath and Beyond on 75% clearance many years ago. (You can see the small plush ones on my buffet photos!) I always go hunting after holidays to get new inspiration at deep discounts.

    Hoppy Easter!!
    Sue Singleton

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  2. Marisa
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 22:40:11

    I love it and what a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. kathi
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 19:19:57

    omg, that’s beautiful! so copying your ideas!
    so glad i signed up! kathi

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  4. Shannon Fox
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 21:30:23

    So darling! Saw you over at Jen’s. I’m pinning this qt! Happy Easter =)

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  5. Lizy
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 03:23:12

    Purple is my favorite color! Will keep your ideas in mind for next year’s decor! Happy Easter!!! it’s beautiful =0)

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  7. wanda reeves
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 11:30:19

    I love this! Peeps are my favorite. Im going to give this a try! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Reply

  8. Donna Duffy
    Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:05:22

    Love the purple theme with the PEEP.

    Reply

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