Each spring we love to make an Easter Egg tree with plastic eggs hung on a small tree in our yard. For a fun miniature version of this tree, I thought it would be fun to use real jelly beans. The Sizzix Scoreboards XL Vase 3-D Die from designer Eileen Hull made creating this Easter jelly bean tree quick & simple! It was first cut with Sizzix matboard, then a second vase was cut from the floral side of TaDa Creative Studio’s Mommy’s Closet paper. The vase was assembled according to the instructions and then wrapped with the floral paper vase. The vase was filled with sand, and a small branch from our yard was inserted to form the tree. Real jelly beans were strung from the branches using an embroidery needle and “Blossom,” “Caribbean,” and “Honeydew” twine from the Twinery. Multiple strands of each color twine were also tied around the vase in a decorative bow. Extra jelly beans were used to fill in the top of the vase over the sand. Visit Eileen Hull's blog for links to all the other amazing Spring creations being featured in this Sizzix Spring Linky Party!
My guys are 13 and 11 today and it's hard to get them to stop long enough to help with our tree now, but back in 2008 they were still enjoying helping mom with this yearly tradition!