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Easy Spring Jelly Bean + Birds Nest Centerpiece

To me, jelly beans are a sure sign of spring, that Easter is on it’s way. Create these fun jelly bean bird nest centerpieces using green moss, and other signs of spring, such as bunnies and butterflies.  In this short video for I show you how to easily make a jelly bean centerpiece for your spring tablescape.

themed centerpiece @AnAppealingPlan  Jelly Bean Bird Nest Tablescap


For this centerpiece you will need:

  • Tall Cake Plate
  • Moss
  • Moss Runner
  • Jelly Beans
  • Small Birds Nests – two sizes
  • Faux Butterflies


Begin with two different size bird’s nests. I like to use different sizes because they add a little bit of variety and also are great cups for the jelly beans. You’re then going to have two different types of moss, one is a flat moss and is actually a live moss, and the second is a table runner that you can cut into two different sizes. You’re going to spread out the table runner, the length of your table or just right in the center. Place the cake plate right on top. We’re going to next put the singular moss piece right on the top of the cake plate to start to create a moss bed.

Bring in the small and large bird’s nests. Layer them slightly and put them on an angle to add a little variety. You can also add one to the base right on top of your table. Begin placing the jelly beans inside of the nests. Each nest will hold a variety of colors and amount. Once you have the jelly beans in place in their nests, you can start to add in the different elements. Here we’re going to add in a little butterfly. You can then bring in other items that are spring themed, such as a larger bunny or any other items found around your house.

This centerpiece will be perfect for a baby shower, Mother’s Day or Easter brunch tablescape.

Read more about this and search my other videos on my YouTube Channel.

 I splurged for the gourmet jelly beans and couldn’t resist eating them all after the shoot. I love the buttered popcorn flavor. Whats your favorite flavor?? Let me know your #1 flavor in the comments below, then be a friend and SHARE this post on your favorite social platform. 

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3 Responses to Easy Spring Jelly Bean + Birds Nest Centerpiece

  1. Zainab April 15, 2014 at 12:45 PM #

    These are so adorable and will stand out!!

  2. Abigail April 10, 2014 at 4:06 PM #

    This is soo cute!!! Guess who is also a buttered popcorn fan?! This girl!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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