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Jelly Bean Wreath

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The great thing about making a wreath is that you can make it as large or as small as you like. Just remember to have plenty of Jelly Belly® jelly beans on hand!
Ingredients:

9 cupcakes, your favorite flavor, baked in green paper liners and cooled

1 1/2 cups canned vanilla frosting, divided

Red and green food coloring

1/2 cup each, Kiwi, Margarita and Green Apple Jelly Belly® jelly beans

13 red Cherry Sours by Jelly Belly®

2 whole graham crackers

4 thin pretzel sticks

1/2 cup Very Cherry or Cinnamon red Jelly Belly® jelly beans

Coconut Jelly Belly jelly beans

Instructions:

1. Tint 1/2 cup of the vanilla frosting red with the food coloring and spoon frosting into a small resealable bag; set aside. Tint the remaining 1 cup of vanilla frosting green with the food coloring.

2. Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the green frosting. Arrange a line of Green Apple Jelly Belly jelly beans, end to end across the top of all but 1 cupcake. Arrange the Kiwi and Margarita Jelly Belly jelly beans on either s…

Felt Christmas Tree Pins

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Look at this adorableness from The Purl Bee!!! I may just make a few they are so cute! :)



Here's how to make them yourself!

Materials Needed:



To make 16 (or more) Christmas Tree Pins:

■One Holiday Felt Bundle
■Valdani embroidery thread in reds, greens, and whites
■Stuffing
■A piece of scrap paper (a brown paper bag works great)
Special equiptment:
■Pinking Shears

Making the Templates:

To make your tree template cut a triangle with a 1½-inch base and 2-inch sides out of the scrap paper.

For the stump template cut a rectangle that is ½ wide by ¾-inch tall.



Cut two 2-inch by 2 ½-inch pieces from a non-brown piece of felt and place them on top of one another.

Trace the tree template on the top piece.



Using your pinking shears cut neatly around the traced tree shape through both layers of felt.



You will now have two identical tree shapes. Flip them over so the pencil makings are on the back.

Also cut out one stump from the brown felt using your stump template.

Sewing and Stuffing:



Pin the stump piece…