As a little girl, one of the things that I always looked forward to in my basket each year (in addition to a big chocolate bunny, of course) were Easter Peeps. Peeps are the perfect blend of sweet, gooey marshmallow and crunchy sugar… plus they are shaped like darling little bunnies. What’s not to love?! You could only get them at Easter, making them the rare unicorn of the candy world and the holiday just wouldn’t be the same without them. So when I became a mom, I made sure that they were included in my kids Easter baskets too.
It’s been some time since I’ve received an Easter basket, but I still enjoy an occasional Peep. Now, it’s more about the adorableness factor of these confections rather than the tasty treat itself. I mean… who can resist the cuteness of this iconic Easter marshmallow??
Adorable Bunny Peep for Easter
Here’s what you’ll need to stitch one up:
Supplies for Easter Bunny Peep
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- Cross-stitch Style Gift Tags
- DMC 4190
- Ribbon (American Crafts #94124)
- Daisy Gimp or 10mm White Pom-pom
- Basic Cross-stitch Supplies
- Easter Bunny Peep Cross-stitch Pattern
Adorable Easter Bunny Peep
Download the Easter Bunny Peep Cross-stitch Pattern and plan to stitch the design in 4 ply.
Because I like to cross-stitch, I’m always on the look out for new ways to finish my patterns. Recently I was stopped dead in my tracks when I dropped in to our local craft store and came across the Cross-stitch Style line of products. I wanted one of everything and couldn’t decide what to grab first.
This pack of gift tags seemed like a great place to start as it comes with 10 tags in 3 different colors, plus bakers twine.
For this project, I also wanted to introduce you to blended, variegated floss. Have you tried working with this type of thread yet? Like traditional floss, it comes in one skein, however, what makes this unique is that the color changes throughout the spool. I chose DMC #4190, Ocean Coral which sways between a pretty pink and a vibrant coral. Perfect for a Peep!
With this type of floss you get a lot of variation in your stitched work without having to change thread.
Stitching on the gift tag is simpler than Aida cloth and no embroidery hoops are required. The holes are so easy to see which I truly love. Because of all of this, you’ll find that your project will finish even faster than normal.
One important thing to keep in mind with these tags is that you will want your back to stay as clean as possible since people will be seeing it from both sides. Luckily, this project has you using only one type of thread so this is easy to do. However, if you use the tags for another design and are changing threads, you may need to tunnel under existing stitches to keep the back tidy. Not sure what I mean? You can read more on this technique HERE.
Once your Easter Bunny Peep is stitched, he’ll need a cute tail. I found this daisy gimp at JoAnn’s and snipped off a flower.
If you are having a hard time finding something similar, I think these mini pom-poms make for a sweet Easter Bunny tail too.
Honestly I still can’t decide which tail I like more, but I think either way is super cute. Add a ribbon to your gift tag and your adorable Bunny Peep is ready for Easter.
What are you crafting this Easter? Are you a fan of Peeps? Have you worked with variegated floss yet? Hop on down and leave a comment below.