Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Easy Christmas M&M Candy Pouches with Free Printables

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Back in September I made some candy pouches for Halloween and fall.  They were such a huge hit that I HAD to make them for Christmas too.  I love how they turn out and how easy and cute they are! This time I decided to do dress them up a little bit and add a free printable (just a warning, I love cheesy puns!).

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This is how I made them:
I first cut out the shapes with my Silhouette.  I cut two shapes for each one out of card stock.  One that was full and the other one that had a circle or triangle in the middle of it.  Then I printed off the free printable tags I made from HERE.
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I put some glue around the edge of the circle with my glue gun and then placed the sandwich bag on top of the circle.  Then I filled the bag with the red M&M's.  Make sure not to put too many in there.
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I then placed three brown M&M's in for the buttons.  I glued the top circle onto the bottom one.  A little tip, touch the sandwich bag with the tip of the glue gun to make a little hole and then place the glue there, that way you can glue the two pieces of card stock together.
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I did that to all the other ones and then trimmed the sides off of the bag.

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I added a few things to spruce them up a little.  For the elf and Santa I just added some ribbon and pop top.  The reindeer I drew on a mouth and eyes and the tree I added a star.

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Using a colored brad, I attached the tag.
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The elf one is a quote from the movie Elf- The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
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Here's a closer look at the tree.  My husband came up with this saying.  I thought it was great.
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And lastly the reindeer wishing you to have a Deery Christmas!!
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You can use these for a variety of things.  Neighbor gifts, class treats, treats for your kids, decorations and more.  :)

Here are 4 more that I have done for other holidays
* Halloween * ThanksgivingValentine's Day * Easter * 4th of July *
fall candy pouches (9)
Easy Thanksgiving Candy Pouches (17)
Valentine's-Day-M&M-Candy-Pouches #freeprintable (8)Easy-Easter-Treats-Candy-Pouches (9)4th-of-July-Flag-Candy-Pouches (12)


Summer Rumsey said...

So cute - what fun gift ideas!!

Amy Latta said...

Those are SO cute!!! Rudolph is my favorite. And the tree. LOVE them!

Sarah Fuller said...

Love this idea. Would be great for classroom treat bags. Have pinned to Christmas crafts and food board.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

yay I'm so glad you made Chritmas ones they are so so cute!

Deborah L Melian said...

How absolutely clever! I stared at your photo and tried to figure out how you did it. As I scrolled down, I saw just how simple and easy this project really is! Perfect for classroom giveaways! Stopped by from the Daily Boost and glad I did! Have a super day! Pinning-of course! Thanks for sharing!--Deb (DialMforMoms.com)

Beth Baumgartner said...

This is so fun, and I've never seen anything like it before! Coming by from Daily Blog Boost and pinned it!
Beth @ The First Year Blog

Lauren from Tutus and Tea Parties said...

How stinkin' cute! I think I'll make some Rudolf ones for my daughter's class this year. FUN!

Natalie Wright said...

So stinkin' cute! Love this idea.

Cynthia Pelcher said...

OMG....love this idea!!! Great for the grandkids!!!! Saw you on "Someday Crafts" linky party!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

These are really really cute. I'm going to make them as tags for my nieces and nephews Christmas presents instead of adding a candy cane to their packages. Thanks for the printables. : )

Julia Nyanyo said...

What a fun idea, love them.

mothers shadow said...

Stopping by Someday Crafts party and these are TERRIFIC!!!

RustyandCaitPalmer said...

Is the silhouette like a cricket? Did you buy a cartridge for the cutouts? I am super excited to try this and hand them out!!!

Katie said...

Love love love these….Can you please provide the link to the Silhouette shapes that you used? I am trying to find them but with no luck! Thanks so much!

Felecia said...

Soooo cool. Thanks so much for sharing. My daughter and I will be doing this for her classmates gift this year, only we will put something else inside maybe not candy, but homemade baked goods (cookies). Thanks so much again.

Becky said...

Yay, these turned out so well for me. THank you for the brilliance! I would recommend only using cardstock, because my lighter weight paper tended to bend to the bulk of the m&Ms, which was ok with me. Still darling. Also, I don't recommend trying to hot glue a full circle around the ring. Just dots are better and less messy IMHO. Thank you again!

Anna J said...

thank you for sharing! I send care packages to military, veterans and their families. this is such a cute way to send candy.

ezeezee5 said...

Do you have a superhero version to this? I love love love this idea.....

kathy epting said...

Do you have a snowman pouch. We have Let it Snow week in January!!