Try making these jelly bean branches for a fun addition to your Easter decor this year. They’ll be loved by kids and grown-ups alike!
I’m just going to go right ahead and say that you need to make these this year for Easter. These Easter jelly bean branches are just so delightful and impactful and they were ridiculously quick to make. Stick them in a vase on your Easter table and you’ve created an instantly fun atmosphere that everyone will love. Even if you aren’t hosting an Easter brunch or dinner this year (or if no one will be because of social distancing), just make them for yourself if you have seven to ten minutes to spare. They’ll just make you happy.
Supplies Needed for the Easter Jelly Bean Branches
You’ll only need a few things:
- Jelly beans in Easter-y colors
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
So few supplies for so much fun! 🙂
Just a note on the branches: You can of course use any branches that you have available to you, but I used lilac branches instead of the maple branches that I thought I would use originally. The lilac branches had quite a few more little off-shoots and that made for better color dispersion across more space rather than just having the jelly beans lined up on just a few larger branches. The buds on the lilac branches are also smaller at this time of year so they didn’t get in the way.
How to Make Your DIY Easter Jelly Bean Branches
I only made two branches and with the lilac branches, that was more than enough to fill a vase.
Start out by pre-heating your glue gun and picking through your jelly beans to remove any colors that you don’t want to use. We just stayed away from the blacks, but used all the rest.
Place a little dab of glue at the end of a branch and place a jelly bean on it, holding it in place for five seconds so it has time to set. You can see I missed removing a few little glue strings, but I’m not too worried about it. 🙂
Move to another little branch segment and do the same thing! I actually just ended up doing one jelly bean per branch end. I thought it would take much more than that, but I found that this was plenty. Once you’ve attached a jelly bean to each branch, you’ll have something that looks a little like this. Instant fun!
And that’s really all there is to this super simple project! Let me know if you give it a try!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.