Jelly Bean Wreath

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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.

Cocktail Break!

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!

Happy Easter!


5 Responses to Jelly Bean Wreath

  1. Heather says:

    So….does the varnish mean you really shouldn’t eat the beans after Easter? Such a shame.

  2. Darcie says:

    I was all ready to make it thinking I could lick the wreath if I needed a sugar fix … then I read the words “varnish.” It’s a very nice idea. Thanks for posting !

  3. Holley says:

    All it needs are some peeps in the middle! LOL

  4. Megan Hoeppner says:

    What a sweet idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. :)

  5. Jennie Duncan says:

    A cute idea! I’m assuming that the coat of varnish is to prevent any potential “ant” invasions. After all, like the directions state, it is made of sugar!

    I’ve also seen a version of this style wreath also made out of a straw wreath and covered with Easter colored grass and pastel colored plastic Easter eggs. Spray painting the wreath is optional as the wreath will be covered with plastic colored grass and the eggs. The wreath I saw used medium-sized plastic eggs and color of grass is your choice. Items used: medium-sized straw wreath; 4-5 bags medium-sized pastel colored Easter eggs and 3-4 bags of colored Easter grass [your choice]; glue gun & low-temp glue sticks. Any left over eggs or grass can be used in Easter baskets.

    Hot glue the plastic eggs to the straw form wreath–front and sides only–allow to set. With a low-temp hot glue — add some glue to the spaces between the eggs and then push the colored grass down in between the eggs. Continue with this technique until all the areas between the eggs have been filled up with the colored grass.

    ** Sorry, I do not have a photo available, but would look similar to the ‘Jelly Bean Wreath’, only using plastic eggs.


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