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firecracker favors

I stole my own packaging ideafor this one… Here’s an easy idea to wrap candy for the 4th of July. I used marshmallows, naturally, but you can use any themed candies you like that fit in the bags.

to make firecracker favors…

you will need:*

4th of July cardstock paper
yellow and/or orange cardstock paper
paper trimmer
hole punch
thin yellow and/or orange ribbon
double-sided tape
pencil
scissors
pretzel treat bags
candies

*Find the cardstock, paper trimmer, hole punch, ribbon, tape and treat bags at the craft store. I found all of the above, including the treat bags, meant for pretzel rods, at Michaels.

step one: make cardstock tubes
Use the paper trimmer to cut out rectangles from the 4th of July-themed cardstock about 4 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches long. Place a piece of double-sided tape along the short end, roll and seal to make a tube.

step two: fill with candy
Stand the tube on its end, insert a pretzel treat bag and fill with your candy. If necessary, use a piece of tape at the bottom to secure the bag inside the tube. Tie a piece of orange or yellow ribbon to close the treat bag. Snip any excess cello from the top of the bag.

step three: attach your flame
Draw a flame on yellow and/or orange cardstock, cut out, punch a hole and attach to the ribbon. If you like, add a name to the tag.

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10 Comments

  1. Susan Crabtree
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    so cute & fun!

  2. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    KABOOM…what a BOMB idea :) Easy to do w/ the kiddos for sure and that is what I likey.

  3. SweetSugarBelle
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Megs, those are beautiful!!!

  4. Sue
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute Meaghan!

  5. Kara
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    I just have to say these are the most adorable Firecracker favors ever!!! I am in LOVE with them and can't wait to make them for my boys and nephew when we have our little 4th of July gathering!!

  6. Katherine
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Love em! Love em! Love em! I usually don't get into 4th of july decorations… But these are so much fun! Thanks for getting me inspired! AND Your illustrations always make me smile!!

  7. Chic Cookies
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Why, you all just might make me cry, sniffle.

  8. lizy b
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 1:25 am | Permalink

    Love love love these!!

  9. Mary B
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this idea! I'm throwing a "camping" themed bday party for my son so I'm going to make "smore kits" and draw paw prints and animals, trees, etc. on the marshmallows! AWESOME!

  10. Stephanie
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    going to make these with toilet paper tubes!

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