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23 March, 2013

Easter Fun...Peeps Mason Jar Candles

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Peeps Mason Jar CandlesI have a fun project for you just in time for Easter…my Peeps Mason jar candles! I have been thinking about this one for a while and debating what filler to use. Hmmm…jelly beans? Malted milk eggs? Nothing seemed quite right. Then I was walking through the grocery store today, pondering the problem in the Easter candy aisle (Don’t you just hate it when you have to spend time in the candy aisle? lol) when it hit me…bunny Peeps!

Ozzie I came home with my boxes of Peeps, all excited by my plan, but was virtually ignored by our beautiful CEO Miss Ozzie who was busy looking out the window. A flock (or is it a murder?) of crows had taken up housekeeping in the yard. Hmmm…it looks like I won’t be getting much help on this one!   

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fall Mason Jar Candles But that’s OK…most of the work was already done! You may remember my Pottery Barn inspired fall Mason jar candles…so much fun to make! You can see how I created them, including how to add the wires, by checking out the tutorial here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT SuppliesI have even added a jar since then so now I have three! Did you know that several brands of spaghetti sauce come in these they are free! Yaaay! Here’s what I did:
  • First, I added a wax button (from the candle aisle at World Market) to the bottom of my Dollar Tree glass votive holders. Using tongs, I lowered them into the jars and pushed down hard with the tongs to help lock them in place in the center.
  • Next, I added six Peeps bunnies around the edges of the jar, between the wall of the jar and the votive holders. I had to use a table knife to push them into position. Just a hint…if you will use the six outer bunnies, you will have less of the white marshmallow showing when you separate them.
  • Finally, holding the candles by the wicks with the tongs, I lowered them inside the votive holders.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Peeps Mason Jar Candles Then I just lit the candles with a long match and taaa daaa! Easy peasy! Aren’t they cute? I think they are the perfect festive touch for the Easter season! The candles don't seem to be close enough to the Peeps to cause a problem, however you could use LED candles if you wish. As with any candles, use caution and do not leave them unattended.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Peeps Mason Jar Candles My little grandsons will enjoy seeing these…and I even have some Peeps leftover for me…errr…them to eat! Now I am almost ready for Easter! What about you?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Peeps Mason jar candles! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special , French Country Cottage for It's a Spring Thing Linky Party
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. I love the mason jars with the peeps! I am ready for Easter too. I'm longing for my first cuppa coffe after giving it up for Lent! We usually have great weather here, like spring all year round, sometimes even warmer..not like summer, though. Have a lovely Sunday.

  2. What cute ideas. I hope NO Peeps were hurt in this process...and how many, pray tell, did you EAT?;>) Such fun here! xo Diana

  3. These are just too cute!!! Happy Easter to you and your staff:)

  4. Very Sweet Peep Candle Holders :o) Happy Easter!

  5. So darn cute. I love that these have multiple interchangeable lives.

  6. Such a cute idea! I would be too tempted to eat them tho, peeps are my favorite!

  7. I love this! I wish I had some little people around that would really appreciate them. Well, I do of course, the eating of the Peeps, that is! They would just look so cute on a kids Easter dinner table! Thanks, Debbie! Keep bringing on the great ideas!


  8. I love the jars with the pastel bunnies, I bet they look wonderful when you put them on the patio and light clever...

  9. Now that is one of the cutest uses for Peeps I've ever seen. LOVE it!

  10. what a cute and simple idea, is there anything you can't do or think of, Debbie? Love it.

  11. Another adorable idea! I'm going to start looking for some jars to use as candle holders and love that they can be changed seasonally!
    hugs, Linda

  12. These peeps look so smart in their jars. I'm gonna copy you! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  13. The Mason jars are so happy and funny this way!

  14. Adorable, Debbie. I don't have any desire to eat Peeps, but love the look in your candle jars, so cute!

  15. what a great idea, these are super cute!!

  16. What a cleaver idea - will have to try that. Love the mason jar candles.

  17. Your Peep jars are so colorful and cute! Aren't Peeps great?!

  18. Just adorable....your so clever

  19. Peep addict. I have decided to do one project a day until Easter and since when it comes to crafty cute and easy peasy wins out every time--this will be my very first peeps project!


  20. What a "sweet" granddaughters will love these!

  21. These are adorable, love them!!


  22. Love how you repurpose your decorative elements, very clever Miss Debbie!

  23. What a cute idea. Perfect for Easter.Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Easter!

  24. Oh My gosh, how ADORABLE!!!!!!

  25. Debbie,
    These are super cute and thank you for sharing them at my party. I have featured you today, so please feel free to grab my featured button.


  26. This is freaking BRILLIANT!

    I'd love for you to share this with Iron Chef Mom Battle: Peeps!

  27. This is a great idea! I've been wondering how to decorate the Easter dinner table, and you've just given the inspiration. I have some peeps in a jar, but this is taking it to the next level. Thank you so much!
    Debbie :)

  28. These are sooooo adorable! I just bought peeps today too at Walmart, but I bought the chickadee kind....drat! I don't know if they'd look as good as the bunnies do in the mason jars!!!

    I hope you will come share this cute idea at my link party, the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA! (Ole! Haha!) It is open now through Sunday at 8pm ET.

    Here is the link if you’re interested….

    Thanks so much for sharing this! Hope you have a GREAT Easter Weekend!!!

  29. These are too cute, what a fun idea! I'm afraid I would eat all of them before they made it into the jar though! hehe. Happy Easter!

  30. Okay now these are just too cute! I have a roommate who absolutely loves Peeps!

    Tomorrow I'm hosting a crafting link party and the featured supply this week is mason jars. This project would fit in perfectly! I'd love for you to link it up here.

    Danielle at Framed Frosting


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie