I’m excited to share today’s Adventures in Bulk Foods post with you today because I hope to demonstrate that you can turn to those bulk bins for more than just great eats!
Last week on Pinterest, I found a very simple and clever use of decorating with dried beans! (By the way, you can follow me on Pinterest if you’re there.)
I started by choosing three dried items in pretty fall colors. Specifically, I chose:
- Dried mung beans at $2.05/lb
- Popcorn at $0.69/lb
- Red Kidney Beans at $1.09/lb
I started by adding the green mung beans to the bottom.
Next, I added the candle. To save money, I just pulled out one I had. I opted for an orange one since it went more with the theme than the light blue or coconut scented ones.
Next I spooned in the popcorn around it carefully.
Finally I added the dried kidney beans.
PS. I asked my husband if he could give the firefighter’s OK on this candle decoration. He looked at it and sort of half smiled and walked away. So please. Be careful with candles. And make sure your home owner’s insurance is up to date.
PSS. Edited to add. If you don’t get the above statement, yes, it’s very tongue-in-cheek humor. I just feel since we’re dealing with fire it’s good to have some sort of disclosure. That is all.
PSSS. Edited to add. (Last one, I promise!) Today I noticed the blogger (My Heart’s Desire) who originally posted this idea had a variation using coffee beans! Since some of you have mentioned that idea, I thought I’d link to her new post too!
Moving along…any other ideas for decorating with dried beans and popcorn?