I am always looking for pretty and unique ways to decorate for the holidays. Recently, I saw a photograph of tulips in a vase full of jelly beans and thought it was so clever, and decided I wanted to make this Tulips in Jelly Beans for Easter.
At first I thought of putting the jelly beans in the vase with water, but knew the water would melt the jelly beans too quickly, so that option was out. I found a small glass vase to put the tulips in, filled it 3/4 of water, and put that small vase into the bigger vase.
I rinsed and cut the tulips to fit in the vase, then slowly added the jelly beans around the smaller vase.
It’s okay if one or two of the jelly beans fall into the tulip water, because sugar keeps flower fresh, longer. I only added jelly beans to the lip of the smaller vase, so the rest of the beans did not get wet.
When I was finished with the jelly beans, I took a strip of fabric ribbon, wrapped it around the vase (I used some double-sided tape on the inside of the ribbon on each end, and secured it with a bow.
Didn’t it come out so pretty!