Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jelly Bean Topiary

My hubby went out of town for business.
No hubby means endless crafting time, eating out, and best of all....no clean up. 
( I do miss him...it's just free uninterrupted time..:))
I invited Nicole over for some crazy crafting.  It was like the good old days before she had her little business.  We don't get to craft TOGETHER much anymore. 
We had some topiary ideas in mind and Nicole thought it would be fun to make a jelly bean topiary.
These are the mini topiaries.  I believe the pot size is 3 or 4 inches.  The styrofoam ball size is 3 inches.
After Nicole left, I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, catching up on TV shows and making a larger jelly bean topiary. I wrapped the dowel with white floral tape instead of painting it.
They look cute together.

Here's most of the supplies you need.
These pastel jellybeans are pretty and taste really good too! 
Nicole white washed the pots.  After drying, she lightly sanded to give it a softer look. 
Next she hot glued each jelly bean onto a pink painted styrofoam ball.  This went quick, because the balls are so small.
We added floral foam to anchor the dowel into.
Then topped it with moss.
What fun! The candy is so cheap to craft with!  I need to stop crafting with Easter candy.  I glue one on....then eat one....glue one on...then eat one!

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32 comments:

jenjen said...

That is really darling! I love the colors you used!

XOXO
Jen

Jill said...

So, so cute!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Adorable and yummy!

Room to Inspire said...

Super cute!

Chelsea

2sisters said...

It's so cute! I love the little ones with the big ones!
teri

Morgan said...

Adorable! I think these might be my table decorations for Easter!

Shelley said...

Love these! I will be linking to these!

Shelley@Divine Party Concepts

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I thought I'd let you know that I featured your eggs on this week's linky party post!

laceylady said...

So cute, this seriously made me want jelly beans.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, I'm Holly!
This is so seriously cute!
I have some "hubby gone/serious crafty time" coming up soon and I just might do this! ♥

Diann said...

Very cute! I just might have to try this!

~ Regan said...

These are so cute!!! I am just dying to set out all my spring/Easter things, and this would be perfect! It will add some height to the mix! THanks so much for sharing this!

Also, thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog this am. I really hope you try these soon-
have a great day!

SIMPLY SANBORN said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I love finding new ways to craft with my daughter who is 9! Thanks for sharing!!

Full of Grace said...

These are SO PRETTY, I Love them!!! :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Your blog is not good for my attempting to lose the last 10 pounds--it always makes me hungry :). Thanks for linking up!

Simply Stunning Ideas said...

super cute!

Michelle Torres said...

These are definately on my to do project list this weekend!!! How adorable!!!! I wanted to ask what type of white paint did you use to white wash the pots? Thank you so much for the great idea!!!


Michelle Torres
cingulwasme@aol.com

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

This is adorable! Love it!

ificould said...

What a great idea - I can't wait to make it! I am featuring your post on my blog tomorrow: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/03/jelly-bean-topiary.html

Feel free to grab a button saying you were featured: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/p/featured-sites.html

Love you blog!
Missy

Jenny said...

These are adorable! I made a gumdrop topiary last year, but never thought of a jelly bean one!

A Busy Nest said...

These are so cheerful looking! I love the whitewashed pots rather than just straight up painting them. I'm new to "crafting" and have added this on my list of things to start trying! -Meredith

Morgan said...

I went to Hobby Lobby earlier this week to grab everything I need for this project. Only problem...I can't find those jelly beans. I have been to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart with no luck. Where did you get yours?

Stacey said...

wow! I really didn't know where to leave a comment....everything on your blog is soooo amazing! I just started a blog last week and you two are very very inspiring!

Sophia & Cameron said...

I am linking over to you on my blog brianandsophia.blogspot.com . This project was some craft therapy for me after receiving terrible news about our country last night. I used Brach's pastel speckled jelly beans only $1 a bag at Walmart.

Leptir said...

Beautiful idea :-)

Shayna Mills said...

I love these, I featured them on my Dream Book Easter Edition, feel free to stop by and pick up a I've Been Featured Button.

http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/03/dream-book-3-springeaster-edition.html

GENN said...

if you wanted to make this edible could you use royal icing. I want to make an edible one using lemon heads and one with gum balls, just not sure how to get them to stick....any thoughts

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

What an awesome topiary for any kind of party!!! LOVE IT! :)

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Thank you for sharing! I had admired your Halloween Candy topiaries but never got around to making one!! I made the jelly bean topiary today and plan to post on my blog with a couple of links back to your blog.

Amy and Wil Castillo said...

How would I make this type of topiary for mother's day...flowers? Can you give me some hints? Also, with the jelly beans or gum drops do you have to spray them to preserve it?

Please reply to: amy.teachingenglish@gmail.com

Brandi Morgan said...

These are ADORABLE! I am totally going to make some for our Easter party this week!

Jewels said...

Could you also let us know what type of paint and glue you used? I was thinking maybe a using toothpicks instead of the glue but I'm not sure if that would work. Thoughts?

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