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.
Materials: Styrofoam ball, jelly beans, wooden dowel, hot glue gun, ribbon (not pictured), grass (not pictured) and a pot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I could have easily left it like this and it would still be festive and cute.
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.