From The Chew: Peeps Sunflower Topiary

Hot on the heels of our Jelly Bean cocktail, here’s another excuse to raid the kids’ Easter basket: A topiary made from adorable marshmallow chicks. These fluffy candies are practically indestructible, which makes them the perfect candidate for crafting. Because if there’s one thing better than eating them, it’s hot-gluing them. Your waistline will thank me.

Clinton Kelly Peeps Easter Topiary

You will need

  • marshmallow chicks
  • embroidery hoop
  • wooden dowel
  • ribbon
  • foam block
  • small bucket
  • hot glue gun


  • Cut your dowel down to 12 inches
  • Hot glue dowel to the open space on the hoop – Use a lot of glue!
  • Wrap dowel in colored ribbon, securing at both ends with glue
  • Remove chicks from box and separate into groups of two or three
  • Put a bead of hot glue on the embroidery hoop then place chick on the hoop with heads facing in.
  • Glue chicks to both sides
  • Press dowel into foam in bucket and cover with Easter grass.

Click here to watch me make it on The Chew.


Mary would like to thank the lovely, generous people who gave me stuffed toys for her while I was on book tour. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed them last night when I returned home. Would you mind coming over this morning to clean up their guts, which have been strewn in every nook and cranny of our apartment. Thanks! 😘

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