When it comes to using dried beans as craft supplies, I usually put them in the same class as elbow macaroni.  They’re something that you give to a kindergartner along with a bottle of white glue to make a collage, and I’ve never really given them much serious thought.  I love it when blogland proves me wrong and breaks down my preconceived notions!    Using directions from a craft kit from 1972, Suzy from Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom put together this bouquet using (believe it or not)….   dried lima beans and peas!  Once  you manage to pick your jaw up off the floor, head over to her blog to see how she did it!  [how to make a vintage bean bouquet]

Project estimate:

  • Dried lima beans, on hand or $1 and up
  • Dried peas, on  hand or $1 and up
  • Colored cellophane, $1 and up
  • Faux greenery, on hand or $1
  • Florist tape, on hand or $1
  • Wire, on hand
  • Foam, on hand or $1
  • Doily, $1
  • Ribbon,  on hand or $1

Total:  $1 and up