Jelly Bean Easter Bracelets

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around Easter being here in 3 weeks. Much like Christmas, this holy holiday often gets overshadowed by a character...the Easter Bunny. In an effort to bring the meaning back to Christ's sacrifice for us, I made these Jelly Bean Easter Bracelets to give to some sweet young ladies we know.
Over the years, I have given out and received little bags of jelly beans with a poem that tells what each of the colors mean. This year, I thought it would be fun to turn the jelly beans into a bracelet. I had seen adorable bubble gum necklaces on Pinterest and remembered making Gospel bracelets with different colored beads and a strip of leather. I just merged the two ideas into the Jelly Bean Easter Bracelet.
Here's what you'll need: jelly beans in various colors, dental floss, large needle, ribbon, and a Jelly Bean Prayer card.
Start by lining up your jelly beans in the order of the colors on the poem. Then string them onto the dental floss. (The needle will get really sticky, so you'll need to clean it off in between the jelly beans.)
Continue stringing the jelly beans until you reach the end. You may need to use a paper towel to help you "push" the needle through the jelly beans,
Tie the two ends together to form the bracelet, making sure the opening is large enough for the recipients had to go through. These could also be made on stretchy jewelry string.
Finally, tie a bow with the ribbon. Your colorful treat is ready to give to a sweet someone.
I will be placing mine in some cellophane wrap and tying them off with the poem attached. The recipients are going to be the girls in our Women of Grace Group. I know they are going to love them. How could they not love this colorful piece of edible jewelry? I hope the message of God's grace will fill their hearts with gratitude toward the One who loves them so.

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39 comments:

  1. You always have the best ideas for the girls in your group. I am sure they love you as a leader. I have never seen the poem before but what a wonderful way to help them remember why Easter is so important.

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  2. Wonderful idea and great reminder of our dear Savior's love! xx

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  3. What a cute idea Nici! I've seen it with the beads, like you said, but the jelly bean bracelet is so unique. What a great idea for a women's group. It will be even more appealing to the kids, and a great way to help them remember that Easter is about much more than jelly beans. :)

    Debbie

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  4. Such a cute idea! =)
    Im your newest Pinterest and Twitter follower from the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.

    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

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  5. I can hardly believe it's nearly Easter too!! ... I so appreciate projects that place the focus where it should be, on Christ!! Thanks for sharing!! ;)

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  6. What a 'sweet' idea...and the dental floss can be used to clean your teeth after eating the candy, lol. I think my grandkids would love making these for Easter.

    Stopping by from the Let's Get Social Sunday hop! Thanks for stopping by my blog too :-)

    Holly

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  7. These little bracelets are adorable, Nici! I'm thinking some of the little people in this family would love those!

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  8. Hi, I came via the "Let's Get Social" Blog Hop and LOVED this idea. My granddaughter wanted to make a Gospel book one year for the class she was helping in. I know she'd love this as well. I'm saving this in Pinterest to show her. Thank you for the creative and EASY crafts idea (easy is always a fave of mine :) ). Have a blessed week.

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  9. I love this, Nici. Such a meaningful project and fun to make and eat, too!

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  10. Oh, Nici! Such a sweet and thoughtful idea! I think my girls will love doing this. Thanks for the inspiration:)

    Visiting from Pint-sized Treasures

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  11. Oh, how neat! I love the idea and the little poem. :)Pinning!

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  12. This is super cute! Reminds me of those candy necklaces. When I first saw this post, I thought it was about a jelly bean garland, which would be neat as well. The possibilities are endless!

    toddlindsey.com

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  13. This is a really great idea! They are pretty too:) I am pinning this:)

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  14. Those are great! I know the kids would love them.

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  15. I love this idea! This would be fun for my little girls to make. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  16. love, love love!!! Pinning now to make and pass out at our moms group Easter party :o) I stopped over from Ginger Snap Crafts... would love to have you come check out my link party..http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/st-pattys-pasta-and-tasteful-tuesday.html

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  17. What a cute idea for kids. They could eat them while they are making them :) Or maybe that is me!
    Have a great day,
    Bev
    @http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

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  18. Such a cute Idea! Thanks for sharing. Hope you dont mind me stealing your idea. This will be cute to give out at my church easter egg hunt in a few weeks. Come visit me sometime! www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

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  19. These are adorable. What a fun craft. Sharing on G+!
    Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!

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  20. These are adorable! I LOVE them!!

    Kara
    www.simplisticallysassy.com

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  21. Hi! Followed you over from Ginger Snap Crafts blog hop. This is adorable! What a great idea. Now following via NetworkedBlogs.

    Jackie
    www.thenonmarthamomma.com

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  22. This is so sweet. My daughter is going to LOVE doing this craft!! I recently started a Thursday link-up party (yes, today:), and I would really love to see this post and/or any others you would like to include. I am at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you there and for many more Thursday's to come!!

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  23. What a cute and yummy looking bracelet. I'm sure the girls who receive them will really enjoy them.
    Thanks for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

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  24. Love this idea! Posted on my FB page.

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  25. This is a great idea! I know two four year old girls who will love this craft!

    www.domesticblisssquared.com

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  26. What a sweet idea. This would be great for a Sunday school class.

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  27. That's adorable! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  28. WOW! Nici, nice. Thanks so much for this and all your wonderful creative ventures. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-10.html

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  29. This is so cute! Edible jewelry is always the most fun :) My little girl would love it. Also love how you've incorporated the gospel into it! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  30. Nici, these are so adorable and creative! I love them. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent! Always thrilled to have you share with us! Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    XO
    Kathy

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  31. Thank you for joining our Thursday link party over at All Things with Purpose! We're featuring you today in our Link Party Favorites post. Loooove this idea, and I'm sure my kids will too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  32. I love this idea. I want to do them with my Sunday School class. Where did you print the poem from?

    thank you,
    Natalie

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  33. We will be featuring this sometime this week on our blog in an Easter round up! I really love this! Thanks for linking up and sharing your projects with us. You are always so inspiring!

    Susie @Bowdabra & SusieQTpies Cafe

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/09/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-5/

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  34. We love this and you are being featured today!!! lol

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/18/7-eggcellent-easter-crafts-and-easter-recipes/#

    Congrats! Susie @Bowdabra

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  35. This is the most genius thing ever, and it is so cute!

    -Cole
    http://youngmommymemoirs.blogspot.ca/

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  36. Hi, Nici, I wanted to tell you that I featured your jelly bean bracelet. What cute ideas you have!! I'm a fan! New link is also open for this week's party. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-11.html

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  37. This is absolutely adorable, and a beautiful way of explaining the true meaning of Easter to young ones. I'm featuring this on my Shine a Spotlight Saturday party tonight, and cant wait to see what you bring to this weeks party!

    April
    Angels Homestead

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