Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Candy Containers

Okay, these are the easiest and most adorable candy containers! I'll show you step by step how to make these little "sour cream containers" filled with your favorite candy for the holiday...

First, take a decorative 12x12 sheet of paper and cut six 4x6 rectangles like so:Next, glue the short ends, to model a toilet paper roll. Use wet glue, but not too much so the paper doesn't warp. Let it dry.
Next, pinch one end and glue with wet glue together. I always put the seem in the middle.
Now, crimp the ends just 3-4 crimps, and then back out of it and release.
It should look like this:
Fill the container with candy (m&m's or candy corn is my favorite!) Do not overfill the containers--they'll bust open.
The container will naturally fold the opposite way of the bottom. Don't force it--it is supposed to work this way.
Now, pinch the top together and glue the inside just like the bottom.
Crimp the top just like the bottom.
And there you have it! I always punch a hole and add ribbon and a tag at the top for just a little something extra. The kids love them. Note: Don't use heavy cardstock or double sided paper--you want a lighter weight. They are great for any holiday--just use seasonal paper. Same thing holds true for showers as well.
Now get moving!

14 comments:

Kristin said...

Cute cute cute! I love Halloween and your projects - the kit album is to die for!!

Do you sleep? ;-)

Nicole Eshelman said...

Dude!!! Now I need a crimper...LOL!!! Love those Trish...going to have to make these. :)

Tina said...

Love these Trish - I have made them on several occasions since that last sweet treats class!

Ady said...

super cute idea. Yeah, I agree with Nicole. I need a crimper too. Cute ideas.

Anilu Magloire said...

OMG!!! I love those, Trish!!! I will definitely make them. Definitely!!!

ron-rita said...

I love this idea!! I am gonna make these for Thanksgiving....thanks for a wonderful idea! Rita

Kathrine said...

Supercute idea!

bruinbr said...

this is such a cute idea! love it!

emelyn said...

Okay!!! I am totally doing this, what a great idea! Joey has his 1st birthday party coming up and this would make great (and inexpensive) favors!! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Molly said...

This is such a cool project, Trish! :D I am going to have to try this for sure!

The Smiths said...

Hi Trish, I recently found your blog and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I am new to blogs,but yours is one of my favorite! I wanted to personally e-mail you, but I don't know how to find your e-mail. Am I missing it? Would you please let me know how I can get in touch with you? Thanks again for such wonderful ideas, tutorials and inspiration. Kellie

~PPD~ said...

Hi Trish. Found this great tutorial of yours & shared it with my scrapbooking friends on a s/b board. If you have 10,000 new views, you now know why, LOL.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom & talent with us.

~PPD~

Ginger said...

Thank you for the great tutorial.So very clever have to make some of these thank you so much .
Hugs
ginger

Sir Craftalot said...

These look great and so easy! :)

I'm bookmarking this. Thank you!