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.
you will need:*
*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.
Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog's photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and encourage) you to share ONE photograph with credit to "the decorated cookie" and link to this blog post. PLEASE don't reprint any part of the blog post and PLEASE don't post a photo without credit. Thank you!