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Saturday, February 11, 2012

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...
So...


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...
 
 CHEVRON!



Oooooh, the possibilities!



Valentine's Day is almost here!
Be sure to check out the Valentine Link Party!

michellepaige





26 comments :

  1. You are just too clever! These are awesome!

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

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

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

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  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! :)

    www.sister-dipity.blogspot.com

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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

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  11. Fabulous idea!!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  12. 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!

    http://mamascraftyplace.blogspot.com

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  13. 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!,

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

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

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

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  17. 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:)

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  18. 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!

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

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

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  21. 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

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  22. 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! =)

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