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Candy Stacks with Sewn Up Cellophane Bags

This little Valentine treat started with my attempt to find these (affiliate link)  skinny cellophane bags to stack up M&M's candies.


Of course I couldn't find them anywhere, except online...
where I would have to pay more for shipping than for the bags. 
So I settled on these pretzel bags.

I filled them up with candy, but they didn't look the way I wanted...

I sewed them!
Yep.  I ran the bags right through my machine to get the size I wanted.

Pretty simple to sew through the plastic. 
Just make sure your opening is wide enough to fit the candy through.

  I stacked up the candies and trimmed up the sides.

Cute...however, these little candy stacks got me thinking...
What if I used all 3 compartments and didn't cut them apart?

Candies stacked in one compartment,
a valentine greeting in the middle compartment
and a peppermint stick in the last compartment. 
Tied up with ribbon, of course!

In some, I put some 'love' scriptures to hand out to my small group ladies at church.

It's a 3-in one treat!

And just when I thought I was done,  I had to try...

Oooooh, the possibilities!

Valentine's Day is almost here!
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  1. You are just too clever! These are awesome!

  2. Genius! Such a great idea! I love how they turned out!

  3. Ok... this is completely fabulous! You are such the smart one! Awesome tip!

  4. I think you may be on to something bigger! These are very creative!

  5. Oh, my gosh! This is awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! The 3 compartment one is my favorite! What a great idea. I need to break out my sewing machine! :)

  6. What a great idea! I too have wanted to but the small sacks but way too much $$$. I'll have to try this! Thanks

  7. That is too cute Michelle! And the zig zag?! Fantastic! How do you do it all?!

  8. Now that is the most awesome thing I've seen! I have used the little bags in the past but I LOVE the 3 compartment bag. If only I sewed.... You could sell those my friend!

  9. These are so ridiculously cute!! I love this idea!!!

    I host a weekly Friday Link Party I would love it if you linked up!


  10. Oh! And I just pinned this idea! Love it!

  11. This is such a clever idea. I love it for holidays, party favors or showers. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  12. Fabulous idea!!

  13. These candy stacks are so adorable! I started following you with linky. I'd love it if you would follow me back. Have a great week!

  14. Love these Michelle! So clever and much more affordable! I have found the long skinny bags at Packaging specialties in the past but this is so much cuter!,

  15. I love this idea - I never thought to sew those up so they were smaller or in different shapes - love this

  16. These are so adorable Michelle! I LOVE 'em!!

  17. So cute! It is so amazing that you thought of using the pretzel bags that way!

  18. Love this! I felt the same way about paying a bunch of shipping to get some skinny bags. Totally going to try this. Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic Monday party:)

  19. I've featured these today at the Craftastic Monday link party (and on Pinterest). Stop by & grab a Featured On button - thanks for linking up!

  20. What an awesome idea! Well done not only for your creative thinking but the finished candy projects look great. Most excellent.

  21. These are adorable!! I would love for you to link up at my party at Jillify It! It's going on now!


  22. I bet you could use a Foodsaver to seal section in the bag. I've my Foodsaver in the past to make bags smaller because I couldn't find the ones I wanted. I don't' own a sewing machine but my Foodsaver seals the bags up great! I'll have to try this out with the tons of treat bags I have now and maybe adjust the valentine gifts were making for my daughter's class.

    Cari @ Reach For The Star Berries
    Reach For The Star Berries

  23. I just wanted to post that I made these last night and they are TOO CUTE!! each compartment was about 1 inch so I made the center message on the computer at 3/4 inch wide on cardstock and it slid right in. also, sewing from the bottom (sealed part) up to the opening was a lot easier and the plastic didn't scrunch up.. and I did M&Ms in one compartment, a message in the center, and a pencil in the third. Thanks so much for this awesome idea!! My daughter is thrilled! =)