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For the last few months I’ve been enjoying making some DIY home decor that fits the seasons and holidays. There was the Valentine’s framed Key to My Heart and the Christmas Card Display board. For Easter and spring it’s no different. I created this adorable Jelly Bean Tree Centerpiece for the dining table.jelly bean tree centerpiece

I’m hoping it lasts till June honestly. For the week it’s been up I’ve lost 1 tiny branch holding 1 jelly bean and that’s because I hit it by accident.

vase, jar, flowerpot, basket
stabilizer for wide mouth container (styrofoam, marbles, dirt)
jellybeans of your choice
glue gun
polyurethane spray (optional)

jelly beans

Clean off your branches of dead leaves, buds and dirt.

Spray with a clear coat. I did this to get rid of the dusty look but there is nothing wrong with leaving it the way it is.  You might be able to see that I use a paper towel roll to hold the branches but keep  my hands free of over spray.

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Arrange your branches in their container. I rubber-banded mine together very low so they spread out slightly.

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I keep these marbles on hand for just these kind of projects. They are strong enough to keep the centerpiece in place but it’s not permanent. A block of floral styrofoam would work well. This can be topped with shredded green paper or Easter grass too.

Using your hot glue gun add small dabs of glue to your branches.

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Then add your jelly beans. Do this one at a time. Hot glue is the best option as it dries FAST and clear. I DO NOT suggest adding the glue to the jelly bean because of the small surface space and the risk of fingertip burns. I speak from experience.

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I went with jelly beans that had a vibrant color, I actually don’t like the way these taste. Coordinate your home and tablescape with jelly beans of any hue or just one color.

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This was created with a vase I already had on hand, marbles I’ve had for many years and branches off a bush that hasn’t bloomed yet in my side yard. My only expense was a bag of jelly beans and I didn’t even use the whole bag. I though about adding more to the branches but I thought it would start to look more like a child’s craft.

 Jelly Bean Tree Centerpiece #craft #easycraft #EasterCraft

With just 6 days left until Easter, many of us are planning what to serve or bring to the big dinner, as well as how to decorate and add the extra touches that make our holidays memorable.  Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond decided to gather 26 bloggers to share some of their Easter Entertaining Ideas with you! From Jelly Bean Trees to a Giant Deviled Egg, we’ve got you covered!  To make this even more memorable we have some amazing giveaways as well from John Boos (crafter of incredible cutting boards, butcher blocks and more) , The Spice House (THE online source for incredible spices), Wilton Armetale (maker of both beautiful & finctional serving ware), Divine Chocolates (a fair trade, farmer-owned chocolate company) & The Tree Hut (natural body products that do what they say) for a few lucky readers!  Follow along via #AllThingsEaster on social media this week and visit our Pinterest Board “All Things Easter” for more ideas.  Now if only we had a magic formula to make all those dishes disappear, Happy Easter!

Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

Giant Deviled Egg | Souffle Bombay

Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas

Easter Breakfast Casserole | How I Pinch A Penny

Baked French Toast | O’Boy! Organic

Dutch Baby | The Naughty Mommy

Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas

Scallion & Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes | Musings of a Housewife

Baked Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Casserole | We’re Parents!?

Cheesy Potato Casserole | Coupon Cutting Mom

Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas

Peanut Butter Eggs | Real: The Kitchen & Beyond

Toasted Angel Food Cake Parfait | What the Heck’s a Bonbon?

Allergy Friendly Cookies | Chockababy

Individual Lemon Meringues | Pandora’s Deals

Peeps in the Pond Trifle | Opera Singer in the Kitchen

Rice Krispie Pops/Chocolate Covered Pretzels | A Grande Life

Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas

Raspberry Beer Float | Teaspoon of Spice

The Peter Cottontail Cocktail | Can’t Google Everything

Bunnytail-tini | Mommy Snapped 

Easter Decorating Ideas

Easter Printable | Diapered Daze and Knights

Easter Centerpiece | The Vintage Mom

Jellybean Tree Centerpiece | Look What Mom Found

Easter Gift Ideas

Allergy Friendly Non-Toxic Easter Basket | Mom-Blog    

Naturally Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs | Inspired Family

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas | philly fun 4 kids

Easter Fun

5 Easter Activities for Kids | Mama Teaches

Pretzel Fun for Family | Homeroom at Home

Taking Great Easter Photos | Life with Kaishon

Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu

Frugal Easter Ideas | Centsible Life

Easter Egg Pass | A Life in Balance

John Boos for the beautiful maple cutting board, The Spice House for their spice and baking gift sets, Divine Chocolate for their luxuriously rich Fair Trade Chocolate gift basket, Wilton Armetale for the elegant egg plate, and Tree Hut for the body scrub and lotion.
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  1. This is adorable! I think my cats would eat the jellybeans, but it would look awesome for a few hours! 😉

  2. What an awesome idea. I “accidentally” bought too many jelly beans. Instead of eating them like I normally do when I accidentally buy too many…every year… I will make this!

  3. What a cute idea. I am going to pin this so that I remember to make it next year. We are traveling next weekend for Easter, so we won’t be needing it this year.

  4. This is really pretty, Melinda! What a fun craft. Lovely.

  5. I can’t stand the cuteness! And how easy this is…I have the glue gun, forsythia branches and jelly beans ready for when my kids get home from school! What a fun & functional Easter craft and decoration…Thanks!

  6. Super cute! I just bought a bag of Starburst jellybeans… this might keep me from eating them all on one go!

  7. Sweet! Literally, lol… I love how it came out, gorgeous.

  8. This is such a great idea. I would’ve never thought to make a Jelly Bean tree. My daughters would get a kick out of this!

  9. Candy O. says

    Ahhh I love this craft!! A great centerpiece idea! I know I’d love making this jelly bean tree! Super cute!

  10. What a cute idea!! I don’t like jelly beans and neither does my daughter so this is a great way to “recyle” them (plus I finally bought a glue gun last month 🙂

  11. This is such a great craft. It makes a nice centrepiece in the home, but is also fitting for the Easter holiday – – Tracey @ Just a Trace

  12. What a cute Easter Arrangement! Love that! That would be fun to make with the kids. Of course I would do the hot glue gun 🙂

  13. That turned out super cute! What an easy Easter craft!

  14. That is a cute idea! Very nice decoration! Hope the kids don’t eat them with the glue

  15. This is such a cute idea for Easter. Do you have a dog? I really think that our dog would go to town on this after we went to bed. LOL

  16. This is SO great! I don’t know if I would have any jelly beans leftover to craft with. I have a serious jelly bean addiction.

  17. Wow, this is so clever! This is the perfect Easter centerpiece!

  18. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    What a fun idea! I would never have thought of that!

  19. This is fantastic! Of course while making it I would use the one for the tree one for me approach!

  20. really cute tree idea. i could totally handle that craft!

  21. How inventive! That jelly bean tree is too cute!

  22. What an adorable and simple centerpiece! I’ve pinned and definitely want to use sometime.

  23. I would have never thought of doing something like that. It looks so easy and is super adorable. I might even be able to make something like that!

  24. Great craft idea! I have never tried gluing the jelly beans to the branches before. I’ve hung eggs on easter trees though.

  25. Well, now how stinking cute is that?! I love it! Kind of reminds me of a miniature tree with Easter Eggs. Super duper cute!! We have tons of branches out in the yard right now that we have to pick up. We might just have to make one of these!

  26. What a great idea for Easter. Our neighbors decorated their front tree w/plastic eggs when the weather was warm. Today that’s all covered w/snow, lol

  27. that jelly bean tree is precious. Thanks for the idea it will mkae a beautiful centerpiece.

  28. Ashley M says

    Ha – this is so cute. We made something similar for our wedding but they were white/sparkly.

  29. OMG I love this. Going out right now to get supplies!

  30. I have a mild jellybean addiction. And, this year I’m on a restrictive eating plan. I’ll have to make mine into an adorable tree like this!

  31. This is totally adorable! What a fun and frugal DIY idea for Easter.

  32. That is a cute (and easy!) idea! I’ll have to save it for when my youngest is older though. He would not stand idly by while there are jelly beans hanging in the air – glue or not! lol

  33. How cute!! I love, love, love this so much. Such a cute craft for easter!

  34. This is adorable. What a fun idea!

  35. This centerpiece is so much fun. What a great Easter idea.

  36. What a cute idea. You are so very talented, I wish I could do that. thanks for sharing

  37. CUTE IDEA! This would be a great gift idea cause my kids and maybe even my hubby would eat off this tree. 🙂

  38. SOOOO cute! Did your family look at you strangely when you were gluing jellybeans to sticks? Mine would have.

  39. teresa mccluskey says

    I don’t think I can have a jelly bean tree cause the jelly beans would be eaten before going on the tree! But way to cute!

  40. That’s super cute, and looks easy too! Makes me want to run outside with a bucket to collect falling jelly beans!

  41. How cute! Though I’ll be honest I’d be tempted to eat them!

  42. That is so stinking cute!! I am going to have to whip one of those up ASAP!! LOVE IT! And thanks for the tip about not doing the glue on the jellybean. Cuz that would be and I’d have hot glue all over me! LOL

  43. I’ve never seen a Jelly Bean Tree Centerpiece before. That is so cool 🙂

  44. Oh SO cute! I love that and this is a great giveaway too!!!

  45. This is such a fun centerpiece. Who says jelly beans don’t grow on trees?

  46. This is just adorable! I love the idea. So creative!

  47. This is so cute and great for older kids to do


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