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


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

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

  4. Love these! I will be linking to these!

    Shelley@Divine Party Concepts

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

  6. So cute, this seriously made me want jelly beans.

  7. 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! ♥

  8. Very cute! I just might have to try this!

  9. 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!

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

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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

  17. 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?

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.


  21. 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

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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

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

  26. 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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