Easter is coming up – and though there is a more important meaning, it’s also time for something with a little less substance: the return of marshmallow Peeps to the drugstore. If there’s one thing I know about this candy, it’s that some people love them and some people hate them. Some people also like them a little stale (raising hand). Peep lover or no, you have to admit they are cute. I am paying homage to this tasty, sugary treat today with some cross stitch canvases for Easter decor. If you can’t tell, I’ve selected the yellow and pink bunnies as my muses. If you like Peeps too, or even if you just want a fun Easter craft idea, read on to learn how I made them.
Gather These Supplies
- 9 x 12 canvas
- Acrylic paint – light blue and white
- Embroidery thread in Peep colors – yellow, pink and brown
- Cross stitch pattern of a Peep – I made my own using Excel
- Stencil tape
Create your pattern in Excel. I just made a square grid and put “Xs” in the box until it looked right. Then I printed out two patterns to fit my canvases. Start by taping one of the patterns to the inside back of one of the canvases using the stencil tape.
Now you can begin to cross stitch as normal, using an entire strand of floss (don’t separate the threads). If you’ve never cross stitched before, it’s really easy – learn more here. Tie a knot at one end before you begin.