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I’m excited to share this fun project with you today. I’ve had so much fun playing with candy and trying not to eat it over the last few days while I was creating these projects. Today I’m going to show you how I made this fun Skittle Garland and Starburst Easter Egg Decor.
Start off by heading out to pick up the Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam’s Club. I don’t know about you, but I always love walking down the candy aisle at the store and that aisle at Sam’s Club is my favorite. What can I say, I like candy. 🙂
I broke open the box of candy. I don’t know who was more excited about it, my boys or me. We were all excited to get to eat the leftover candy, once the crafting was done.
To get started, I grabbed a couple packs of Skittles and Starburst, along with the twine and needle, wood (I had my husband cut it for me), paint, and paint brush. I also grabbed my glue gun.
I painted the egg white, and I made sure that the edges were painted good. After the paint dried, marked some pencil lines on the egg, to help keep the design straight. Next I opened up the Starbursts and cut most of them into nine pieces. I chose to leave the orange ones as longer pieces. I thought it would be easiest to start with the bigger pieces to line it all up.
Once I got the orange laid out, I got the glue gun out and started gluing each piece to the egg. I just worked up from the orange starbursts. Once I got to the top, I went back and finished the bottom. One thing that was nice about working with the starbursts was that I could mold them to fit where they needed to. I also turned over the egg and pressed it on a flat surface, once I had all the starbursts glued on. It helped to keep the front of egg a little smoother.
Once I had the egg all done, I got out the needle & twine, and started stringing the skittles onto it.
The skittles do crack a little bit when you poke the hole, but they stay on the string just fine, and they are just so cute all strung together!
I almost think the egg has a mosaic look to it. Isn’t it fun!? Once I had it mounted on my board, I decided to cut a little Easter vinyl and stick it on.
This is such a fun piece to put up for Easter. My kids think it is so cool too!
Have you ever crafted with candy before? It can be really fun!
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