Thursday, March 11, 2010

A different kind of bean wreath...

I've seen all types of bean wreaths floating around the blogosphere but this ones just a little different.

Ya see...I NEED spring colors, I need them so that I can pretend its 75 here and I'm wearing flip flops. I need it for my sanity, I need it for my blood sugar.

So, I decided to try this with....jelly beans :)

I started with a green wreath form from the $ tree, and 2 bags of speckled jelly beans (also from the $ tree). I painted the form white so that in between the jelly beans it wouldn't be that ugly shade of green.

From there, I just got to hot gluing...I gotta tell you...this took FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! And I only suffered several 2nd degree glue burns. But what can I say...occupational hazard :)

I love how it turned out, and now if you'll excuse me, I have a half a bag of jelly beans that I need to inhale :)



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40 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You did such a great job, I LOVE it!

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  2. Oh, but the time and PAIN was worth it - that is the cutest darn thing ever!! Isn't it amazing how certain colors just scream a particular holiday?!?! This is Spring and Easter and renewal all rolled up into one gorgeous wreath! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Perfect colors for Spring and Easter - great idea:)

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  4. LOVE IT!!! I have another wreath for ya to do...have to find the picture now.

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  5. SO cute! I would never have the patience, but I love it.

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  6. Oh wow, that's so creative! I love the spring colors and also how they look like Easter eggs!

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  7. This is so cute! I'm gonna go tomorrow and get a form and a bag of jelly beans... I've gotta have one of these! Thanks for sharing.

    www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com

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  8. How very cute... Love it. I don't know if I could have made this. I would have eaten all the jelly beans before I would have finished.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

    Lori

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  9. This is the cutest thing I have seen today!

    Scribbler
    http://scribbler-unfocused.typepad.com/

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  10. So sweet! Definitely worth the glue burns!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day at My Backyard Eden!

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  11. Just wanted to let you know I featured your project this week at My Backyard Eden.

    http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-highlights_15.html

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  12. Nikki, This wreath is an Easter delight. I've never seen anything like it. I just love the colors you chose. What a creative and fun idea... even worthy of a couple of finger burns! (OOH sorry for those!)
    Thanks, this is such a darling idea.
    Yvonne

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  13. This is an amazing wreath. I too have never seen anything like it. You did an awesome job!

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Very cute! I would have to leave mine indoors...I would have every bird in the neighborhood pecking at it! lol

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  15. Wonderful wreath! I featured it on my blog.
    http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/03/jellybean-wreath.html

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Bailey

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  16. Wow! This is awesome! I love it! Definitely one of the most creative/cutest wreaths I've seen :)

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  17. Oh my gosh! That is amazing! I totally want to make one now! Wow!

    Come join my friday link party! You can show off this craft of another one. simplydesigning.blogspot.com

    I would like to feature this wreath as part of my 18 days of Easter...I am not sure what date yet, but I will let you know. It is such a FABULOUS idea!

    Thanks

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  18. Cute! Love how that turned out! One for the wreath....one for me....one for the wreath....one for me..... :)

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  19. Super cute. Found you through craftaholics linky party. MMM jelly beans...I would have to make sure not to lick the wreath!

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  20. Such a great idea!!!

    Come and visit my Easter Decor Inspiration Party here...
    http://growingourowngarden.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-decor-inspiration-linky.html

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  21. I am featuring this on my blog tomorrow! Come check it out! And feel free to link up to my craft / project party as well! Thanks for the AMAZING idea!
    simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh! And feel free to grab my "I've been featured" button for your blog. Seriously thanks for the great idea!

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  23. Hi there! I'm Lynn from Scrapity Anne and a new follower. I NEVER would have thought of jelly beans! How awesome! Love this idea and love your blog!

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  24. What a lot of work...but BIG payoff...beauty and a snack too!

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  25. ADORABLE!!! I'll be bookmarking and linking to this.

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  26. wow!!! i love this! so bright and colorful- perfect way to welcome the bunny to your home.

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  27. SHUT UP!!!!!! I say that in a OMGosh I am in love with this wreath way...of course!

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  28. Wow! This turned out amazing but must have taken forever! I wanted to let you know that I have featured you on my blog here:

    http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-spring-decor.html

    I hope you'll stop by. Feel free to grab my FEATURED button on the top left hand-side of my blog :)

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  29. That is one sweet wreath. I love it.

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  30. Oh that is so cute! Well done!

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  31. WOW! I love this wreath. I have been wanting to make a wreath for some time now, but didn't want the norm. . .flowers,eggs and such. So, today at work I am getting the supplies for this. OH, yea I work at Dollar Tree. . .just wanted to say thats for sharing this idea. LOVE IT! Lori M

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  32. Nikki,
    So cute! Turned out awesome. Thanks for joining the party!
    happy easter,
    Linda

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