Monday, April 7, 2014

Candy Gift Toppers; A guest post

Hi everyone! This is Steph from Crafting in the Rain. I'll be bringing you today's post while Randi keeps working on getting better. 

The year that my youngest sister turned 9, whenever her friends asked what she wanted for her birthday, she just told them candy. You can imagine the sugary aftermath of that birthday party. My kids also like to pick out candy for their friends, but I like to make sure there's a useful gift involved too--craft kit, toy, game, etc (I'm guessing the other moms appreciate this as well)  To make it more fun that just throwing a pack of candy into the gift bag though, we make it part of the packaging! Start by wrapping the gift (I like to use brown kraft paper or this white paper from IKEA because then you really notice the candy)

Pixy Stix Bow for a Present Topper

Tie string, twine or ribbon around the package and tie in a knot on top. Pinch the bag of candy in the middle and tie the string around to hold it in place and keep the bow shape. Trim the excess. I used a Skittles bag, a fun size M&Ms bag and then I made a star shape out of Pixy Stix! Use a twist tie to wrap around the middles of the sticks so they stay, before tying the string around them.

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  1. That is VERY clever......Perfect for Grandkid's presents.......I'm going to get the Misses right on it.....

  2. This is such a cute idea for a child's gift...of course, I'd be happy with some chocolate tied to my gift too :-)


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