Monday, March 23, 2009

I thought I was smart.

I had this grand idea the other day to make a jelly bean wreath to hang for Spring.

I've never seen one so I was going to wing it.


We started with 2 bags of jelly beans and a wreath-gone-wrong from Christmas.
We stripped that wreath down to just green fabric (it's just a styrofoam wreath inside) and then started hot gluing jelly beans.



After nearly 2 hours of gluing, we ran out of jelly beans.


I put the wreath up high until I could get to the store and get more jelly beans.
Once they were all applied I planned to spray a sealant over the entire wreath to preserve it for at least a few years.

But when I got back to it, I found it looking like this.
Someone had nibbled it like an ear of corn.
All the way around the wreath, jelly beans are nibbled off.


I, being the smart mom that I am, knew immediately who to blame.
And when I asked him, "Did you eat the jelly bean wreath?!" this was the look I got.
No words, just these eyes.
You tell me if they're guilty or not.


I'd never seen a wreath like this so right before I posted it to my blog I decided to google "jelly bean wreath" to make sure I was original.
Turns out I'm not. Imagine that. Smart me.
My friend Kristen at WeAreTHATFamily did one just the other day. And I'd missed it.

So there you have it. If you decide to do one, my advice it load up on jelly beans because 2 bags isn't enough. And keep it far away from toddlers.

I'm so smart. Ma and Pa must be proud of their little girl.

I entered this in the Life Is Funny series. It's great for a good laugh!

53 comments:

alyssa said...

you sure did put a lot of work into his afternoon snack!!

paperhill said...

that is funny!

We are THAT Family said...

I'm DYING laughing over here....just dying!!

Lisa K. of XSBaggage and Co. said...

Oh yeah! I'm thinking guilty.

You are one smart, crafty girl!

Living with Lindsay said...

hahahahaha! That's classic!

i love plum said...

love the little glimmer in his eyes...so cute!!! lol! xo

cottoncolors said...

Too funny! Give the poor kid some sugar every now and then so he won't have to eat the decorations! LOL.

Heather's Home (aka Chez Hez) said...

LOL!

To make you feel a bit better, that little blonde that you see on my blog decided to do a number on a very pretty looking stawberry bundt cake a year or so ago for her b-day. I had in-laws coming later in the day, too! She just grinned and had little bits of strawberry cake all around the corners of her mouth.

Kids are grand, aren't they? :P

~ Heather

Liz said...

That is the funniest project story ever... so cute. :)

Wendy said...

No, no. Yours is completely different because she used jordan almonds and you used jelly beans. See? It's like night and day. Or night and nibbled all over day. Yeah.

Scott, Joanna, Matthew said...

Love the guilty look. What a neat idea for a wreath. Definately a time consuming snack!

Jenny said...

Definately guilty!
Cute idea though! =)

Laura said...

make a spinach wreath. Let's see him eat THAT.

dawn said...

So guilty -- but so cute. :) Looks like that are why I'm not such a good disciplinarian...I just smile and then start laughing!

PamperingBeki said...

HaHa Laura!! That's the best idea ever.

Dawn, I laugh and grab my camera. ;-)

I was seriously ticked off, but couldn't stop giggling under my breath.

becca.elpy said...

hehe, that's pretty cool. :)

fookaDESIGNS said...

uh oh...he looks kind of guilty...of course I can't blame him...it looks so cute but so yummy! LOL

Michelle said...

I saw that look once on my kid right after the dog drew on the wall... hmmm? Maybe I have a really talented dog and should find an agent for him. But I'm not that smart.

Little Lovables said...

How cute! sprinkle those nibbled ones with glitter and it will hide the bites marks :)

Jeanneoli said...

Look at that face!!! It would be pretty hard to punish....

Crysto said...

haha, what a cutie!!! Hope he didn't eat much of the glue!
I used a Martha Stewart idea one spring and made one from the blossoms of willows. It's held up really well over the years.

Mrs. B. said...

Those eyes are GUILTY! Cute, but guilty!

Ruth said...

haha! that is tooooo cute!

Beth said...

Hilarious!

It's a great idea, though. I may have to steal it to make an Easter wreath myself. But I do consider myself warned and will keep it high away from the baby.

Polka Dot Moon said...

too funny!

Susan S. said...

Oh that BABY!!! He's hysterical!
Love the jelly bean wreath...and in fact, think I like it better than the Jordan Almond one...that's cute but I like the bright, fun colors. Hope you get the next project done before little nibblers get to it. :)

Kristen said...

What a great idea! And what an adorable guilty face! :)

Michelle said...

I can just see those little devil horns popping through!! That just cracks me up. Sort of like the perfect finger smudge in a newly frosted cake! And you managed to catch yours on camera!

Jus Shar Designs said...

He's been framed, I tell ya!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i still think it rocks...bite mark and all!

thesixkents said...

What craftiness!
We were going to do some crafting today... It's pouring... We just sat, watched movies, played lego and napped.
You were far more productive than I, even with my little math sheets!

kraftykash said...

OMG! That boy of yours is too funny. What a cute idea you had. A few yrs ago my girl and I made little topiary trees with jelly beans.

Andrea said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmm, I so would have done it too! Jellybeans NOT for eating? Just couldn't do it...
Very funny though!

patty said...

oh-too-cute. i had to get my husband to come over and take a peek. thanks for stopping by today! ;)

Cherry Tree Lane said...

HAHAHA! This whole thing made me laugh out loud! LOVE IT!!!!!

Melissa said...

Lol, he just couldn't resist could he!

Robynn's Ravings said...

THAT's a PRIZE winner of a photo of your little guy. After one look like that, really, what IS the point of asking? lol

rentz said...

Love the pic with the little hands. You are too creative; that's your problem. If you didn't come up with these great ideas, you wouldn't have any problems! :)
haha

Jeweltrinkets said...

That was hilarious, all that hard work for a wonderful memory to cherish!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Love those cutie eyes!!! Remember...makin memories!!!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Ahahaha! That is so funny! The baby is so mischievious!

Shalom's Cottage Home said...

That reminds me of the time my little brother (now 28) ate all the tops off my mom's chocolates and then turned them upside down so she "wouldn't notice".

Beadin By The Sea said...

Oh, what a mischievious look! I bet he's already scheming what he's going to do to get on your next blog post! I remember a birthday party I went to as a little girl where the birthday girl had licked off all the icing on the cupcakes before we got there. Just too hard to resist sometimes!

CocoJ126 said...

i thought this was so funny (our son is 27 months) i had to show my husband. and he laughed with me.

kellyssima said...

lol... such a cute post!

carissa... BrOwN EyEd fOx said...

officially my face post ever!

Dragonfly fine designs said...

Thank gosh, they are cute! So funny!

RitaSmeeta said...

ohmygoodness, that is HILARIOUS!!! that look on his face- priceless!!! hahah ;)

fly tie said...

ha! i just love how the photos of him always capture the appropriate expression for the act committed.

fun project. reminds me of this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/made_by_beag/3353379789/

gina said...

Oh but with those eyes, that grin... how can you get mad?!? lol. That wreath is a cute idea. Thanks for the heads up on amount of bags- i'm always underestimating things like that... like how much wrapping paper and tape I'll need at Christmas, etc. :)

Helen said...

I hope the sealant did not make him sick.

Bridget said...

You have to love that! :) Reminds me of when mine was younger and he "tested" every cookie we put on the plate for Santa. We had a whole plate of cookies...each with one bite missing. ;)

Tonya said...

OMG!!! This is hilarious! My little man would have eaten the jelly beans too.