Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Monday, February 7, 2011

Prim Wood Jelly Bean Tute

Materials needed
Scrap piece of 3/4 in. pine
brown paint
red paint
yellow paint
purple paint
black paint
green paint
orange paint
Diamond Dust or glitter of your choice
mod podge
walnut stain
rubber gloves

Here's a tutorial for making wood jelly beans. The pattern is at the bottom of this tute.
First cut the jelly beans out of 3/4 in pine or wood of your choice. Sand smooth and round the edges a little. Then paint the jelly beans with dark brown paint. Sand it leaving edges and places where you can see the wood. Be sure and paint both sides and ends. Now select which colors you want to paint your jelly beans. I chose red, yellow, orange, black, green and purple. Put a coat of paint on, let dry and then sand leaving bare spaces on the edges and in the center. Now put a coat of walnut stain on and rub off, leaving the candy the darkness that you prefer. Be sure and wear rubber gloves when using stain.

Now you can either put a clear coat of matte spray sealer on or you can add "sugar". If you choose to add sugar, just put a coat of mod podge on and dip in glitter of your choice. I chose Diamond Dust. After one side dries, put a coat of mod podge on the other side and dip it in glitter while wet. After all is dry, spray a coat of matter sealer on. And now you have jelly beans to add to your favorite Easter baskets or bowls. I have given you four sizes so that you can choose which size you want or mix them together.
If you want to make them out of fabric, just trace around pattern piece on doubled muslin with a washable pen, leaving a space open to stuff. Stuff with fiberfill and sew up the seam. Then add a little coffee or tea stain to your paint before painting. Then follow the rest of the instructions.
If you have any questions, contact me at valerie999@comcast.net and I will be glad to help. Feel free to make these to sell. Just please give me credit for the design. Have fun!


Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

Hi Valerie,
Very nice tutorial..easy and versatile, too! They turned out just adorable!

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks Debbie, Valerie

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks Debbie, Valerie

I Play Outside The Box said...

Those are so cute Valerie!! TFS

Barb said...

How fun! I think my kids would love to make these. Thanks for sharing!

Firecracker Kid said...

Mmmm, I love jelly beans! These would look awesome laid in an old bowl:)