I Show You How to Make a Jelly Bean Topiary Tree for Easter

Hey Cuties,

We are just a week out for Easter, do you have big plans? Have you searched high and low for the perfect outfits to wear to church or to put on your child? We are going to take the kids out for a little adventure; a bit of break from our norm. I know some kids are on Spring Break already and others start this week.

I’ve been working on three to four DIY Easter crafts to share with you. They are all really easy and most are $10 or less to make, this one is the most expensive at about $20. You can’t beat a discount. While I’m sharing my talents here with you I will be taking them to the airways on Wednesday to share with the masses.


My Segment included: A TuTu Easter Basket, Easter Bunny T-ShirtJelly Bean Topiary TreeEaster Mason Jars, and a Chocolate Bunny Treat.

DIY Jellybean Tree

Hear ye, hear ye…

Materials: Styrofoam ball, jelly beans, wooden dowel, hot glue gun, ribbon (not pictured), grass (not pictured) and a pot.

DIY Jelly Bean Tree

Jelly Beans

Since this is an Easter craft I went with Easter pastels. You can adjust your candies based on the season you do this craft. It can work for any occasion; because OCD I sorted them by color.

DIY Jelly Bean Tree

Styrofoam + Wooden Dowel

Simply puncture the Styrofoam ball with the wooden dowel. It helps to kind of twist it in there, once in remove it and put some hot glue in the hole. This will help keep it stable.

DIY Jelly Bean Tree

Working it out

Then start gluing your jelly beans onto your tree. I put my first set of jelly beans down on the flat side, this allows me to use my tree in a standing upright or upside down position. I put the rest on standing up on the end. This is quick and easy, squeeze some glue, place a jelly bean, squeeze more glue, add more jelly beans. Just keep going.

DIY Jelly Bean Tree

Adding ribbon

Once I finished my jelly bean tree I wanted to give the wooden dowel a bit of razzle and dazzle so I covered it with ribbon.  Had I thought of this before it would have been easier to do. You could also paint it if you don’t want to go the ribbon route or leave the natural wood exposed. Either way it is going to be cute. I started at the lowest point I could reach and put glue down and just stuck the ribbon on. From there I continued the same motion until the entire thing was covered.

DIY Jelly Bean Tree

Ribbon is complete

I could have easily left it like this and it would still be festive and cute.

DIY Jelly Bean Tree

All Done!

Originally I wanted to put it in the glass bowl in the top picture. The weight of the jelly beans once complete was a bit much so I switched to a regular ceramic pot. I used green shredded paper as grass. You can use this, or more real looking grass. That is up to you, you exercise creative control here. NOTE: I put marbles inside the pot to balance out the weight of the jelly beans. Then put the grass on top, its super cute and I love the way it turned out. You can paint your pot, you can add a ribbon to the stem, and you can give it all the life you want.

DIY Jelly Bean Tree

What fun activities do you do for Easter? Chat with me in the comment below or FBIG or Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Precious

    Wow!! I totally love this ideas. Super cute and kids would love this 🙂

  2. Kita

    This is too cute. I could see it as a great centerpiece for a Easter themed party or lunch.

  3. robin rue

    OMG no way!! I absolutely LOVE it. That is such a cute centerpiece idea for my Easter table this year.

  4. Keisha

    It’s so cute! I know kids will love creating one for themselves. This would also make a really nice table centerpiece ♥

  5. Marysa

    That is such a cute project! My kids would love to make one of these. What a great centerpiece!

  6. candy

    This is really cute and very easy to make. Wondering how long it took you to finish this project? I am thinking to put on a good movie and start crafting. Did you spray the finished craft with anything?

    • MimiCuteLips

      Star to finish, it probably took me about 45 minutes. I didn’t spray it because I don’t plan on keeping it from year to year. If you want to keep it I recommend using a sealant at the end.

  7. Jay Colby

    Great idea! Brings back memories when I was a kid.

  8. Jacqui S

    This is way too cute! And seems pretty easy to make. That’s good that you were able to adapt your idea with the bowl. I love seeing what other people do with Easter decorations, but I love making Easter chocolate 🙂

  9. Jeanette

    This looks like such a fun idea and I could do with my kiddo. He would like to put all sorts of different stuff on it in with a simple this is he can do that.

  10. Chrishelle Ebner

    What a great centerpiece for Easter dinner. I am going to make one of these Saturday night. I think it looks easy enough for even me to make.

  11. Christy Maurer

    That is just adorable! I love how Eastery the colors are and that it is fairly easy to make!

  12. Pam Wattenbarger

    This is such a cute craft! I love finding fun holiday themed crafts like this one.

  13. Kisha

    Your becoming my mom crush, I love your creativity! I miss these kinds of thing since my kiddos are big now.

  14. Danik

    Fantastic idea and really colourful. Just cant help thinking about all that sugar 😀

  15. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This topiary is so stunning. I love how easy it is to make. It’s perfect for our Easter party.

  16. Bella

    Well isn’t this adorable! I love DIY holiday crafts – especially cute and easy ones like this.

  17. Carissa

    Love this!!! This would be a fun activity to do with my daughter!

  18. Tanya Barnett

    This is the cutest design Mimi. I absolutely love this.

  19. Jeanine

    What a really great idea! This is super cute and is really a lovely little tree for Easter. Would look so cute on the table!

  20. Ashleigh

    I love love LOVE crafts but they don’t love me lol I almost always come out with something totally different from the original. This looks so cute and fun to make!

  21. Heather

    I love that! Very easy to make too! I’d find it hard not to eat those though. More might go in my mouth than on the topairy tree.

  22. Kiwi

    Congrats on your morning show appearance today! This is such a cute and easy DIY I think it is adorable!

  23. My Teen Guide

    This looks like an awesome centerpiece not only for Easter but for any other occasion. However, I was only concerned about using glue to stick the jellybeans to the ball. What if the kids would like to eat the jelly beans? Or is this only for decor?

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, I agree it is very spring. You can change it up for any occasion. Gum drops would be perfect for the winter.

      The kids an eat the jellybeans you haven’t attached. You don’t want to allow them to eat them after they have been glued.

  24. Rebecca Swenor

    This DIY jelly bean tree is awesome for an Easter decoration. I will have to share this with my sisters and we can all get together to make these trees. Love the idea. Thanks for sharing this awesome craft.

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  26. Lisa Favre

    I love the use of color in this DIY Jelly Bean Tree! Perfect for Easter festivities and Spring season, in general!

  27. Ramona from Addicted to Fries

    This is a great idea. It can be used for many season and holidays. For sharing the step-by-step process. Bookmarked!


    This was so cute! I could see kids doing this in class or at home. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Debra Hawkins

    This is absolutely adorable! I am going to recruit my kids to help me make one tomorrow!

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  31. Felecia Monique

    This is so cute!!! Adorable. I would love to this!

  32. Farrah

    Oh my gosh! This is too cute. You could really incorporate this into almost any holiday using different colors.

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