April 7, 2011

Paint Chip Easter Garland & Jelly Bean Topiary

One of my favorite adoptive/crafty blogs (Waiting for Two) featured a lovely Easter garland she made from paint chip samples here.

Pure genius.
Have fun exploring her blog.
Her daughter is a little sweetheart too.

Craft #2
If you're looking for a super easy topiary,
grab a bag of jelly beans, your glue gun and a Styrofoam cone.

It's easy to construct.
Pinky swear.

In addition to the topiary, I also decided to make a special pedestal using a dollar store candle stick, a saucer that is missing its teacup with my favorite e-poxy glue. Thanks for the tip on the glue, Sunny!

Styrofoam cone
Hot glue
Bag of jelly beans

White glue, glitter, ribbon and other embellishments

Step 1. Layer jellybeans onto a styrofoam cone and attach with hot glue.

Step 2. This is optional but I love glitter and how it really made the jelly beans sparkle. I coated the jelly beans in white glue (using a sponge brush) and added white glitter to the entire cone.

Step 3. The final step is to add some ribbon, flowers, a mini rabbit... or whatever else you can find to the top. I attached the bunny and ribbon to my topiary using a straight pin.

Happy Crafting!

Happy Easter!

Linking up with Fingerprints on the Fridge: Feature yourself Friday
and The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday
and At the Picket Fence: Inspiration Friday
My girls and I have been having marathon craft sessions this week in my craft room during our spring break.

I don't ever want spring break to end...



DearHelenHartman said...

Those are SO cute. Thanks for the morning inspiration.

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

I LOVE the jelly bean tree! I may have to do that one... so cute!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Must make a jelly bean tree....stat

Heather said...

I wish I was there for the marathon crafting! The jelly bean tree is quite adorable. After I am done cleaning, I must start the spring decorating. Thanks for inspiring me!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea of a jelly bean topiary. I like easy adorable crafts. I love your wabbit cookie jar!!

Life in Rehab said...

Wow, you guys have been busy! I love the jelly bean tree, and the pedestal is a perfect size. Everyone looks so intent on their creations.

Thanks for the shout out!

~~Carol~~ said...

Love that jelly bean topiary, but you didn't mention whether the glue or glitter are toxic. You see, I'm going to be tempted to eat that topiary at some point!

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like you gals are having a blast being creative! I saw another blog with a similar paint chip garland, but I like your 3-D one even better! CUTE!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a cute project! Looks like everyone is having fun...did many get eaten? heehee! ♥

Diann said...

So cute Kim! I would love you to link this post up to my party today, Thrifty Things Friday" if you like!

Jodee said...

I love both of these decorations! It looks like you and the girls are having loads of fun on spring break! Hope you have a great weekend too!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are all so cute! I love them...especially the paint chip eggs. Very cleaver.

VintageBettys said...

We just love the jellybean topiary! The paint chip garland is also very pretty, thanks for sharing

Cheryl said...

Amazing things you've shared!!! Thank you--- I'll be making some of those myself!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That little garland is so sweet, will definitely check out Waiting for Two and your topiary is wonderful, I recall on your Crafty Easter Shopping list you included styrofoam cones and I was curious what you were up to! Looks like you and your girls are enjoying a wonderful week (so envious!)

emilysnan said...

hiya , wow 3 great makes , i love your pedestal so cute ,i am visiting from fingerprints on the fridge and am your newest follower , hope you will stop by mine for a peek and maybe follow me too , oh and enjoy the rest of spring break nothing like some quality time in the craft room with the kids x

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a great project !! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!


Joanna B said...

Thanks Kim! And I love the topiary! I am always so inspired by your projects!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely love your topiary vignette! Spring truly has sprung.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Talley Images said...

I wish I was half as crafty as you.... :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a sweet jelly bean tree- it's darling! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

abeachcottage said...

That is such a super sweet topiary! (no pun intended) very cute project, love the pastel/spring-like colors of the jelly beans!

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything is just darling! I was already planning to do a jellybean topiary with my kiddos and this gave me just a little bit more inspiration. :-) Thanks so much for linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week!