Okay! Call me superstitious, but I think our Winter Glass Tile Wreath was just courting Mother Nature to bring even more snow and ice to our area. And after snow last Friday, we were done and took it down.
Now, being that Easter is only a couple of weeks away, we wanted to entice the warm weather to hurry it along a little…so we’re making a sweet wreath made out of jelly beans.
Yes, jelly beans. We had wanted to use something different to make the wreath interesting and the pastel beans we found at the local grocery store were perfect for our project!
Here’s what we used to make the wreath:
- Straw wreath
- 7 bags of Jelly Beans
- Floral wire
- Lime green spray paint
- Spray varnish
This is what we needed to put it together:
- Glue gun
Let’s make a wreath!
- In a well ventilated area, paint the straw wreath. We used lime green partly because we like it, and we had it handy. But you can use whatever color you want. Light pastel colors match the beans well. Let dry the wreath dry and add additional coats, if necessary.
Beans, Beans! Nothing but Beans!
- Place the painted wreath on a flat surface. and begin gluing the beans to the wreath by placing a small amount of glue on the wreath, and putting the bean on top. Continue this process using a brick pattern over all of the wreath. You only need to cover the top and sides. The back will be against the door.
This was such an easy project that we started the cocktail break a little early. Alberto decided to create a diet version of the Dark ‘N Stormy. (I can only assume that he was trying to appease the weather gods so that we don’t see the dark and stormy weather that we’ve been seeing lately.) He made a rum and ginger drink called the Ginger Grant! It’s just as lovely as it’s namesake!
Seal the Deal!
- After you’ve covered that wreath with Jelly Beans, spray varnish over the wreath. They are made of sugar after all. Add additional coats of varnish if needed.
To be honest, I was a little dubious about a wreath made out of jelly beans, but it has become one of my favorites! It’s cheap, but more importantly, it looks GREAT! It’s perfect for the holiday season!