Keeping it Simple: Easy Thanksgiving Treat Idea- Turkey and Pumpkin Candy Pouches

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Easy Thanksgiving Treat Idea- Turkey and Pumpkin Candy Pouches


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Raise your hand if you have a TON of Halloween candy left over.  We do!  I'm getting sick of it in my house but I feel bad throwing it away and then going and buying candy for the holidays.  So I thought that it was a good time to use that candy and turn it into something fun and perfect for Thanksgiving.  I love all of my different candy pouches that I have made, they have been a huge hit whenever I make them.  I thought that these would be perfect for Thanksgiving.  Either you can give them away or you can use them as a place setting.  Either way, they are super fun and cute!

Easy Thanksgiving Candy Pouches
This is what you'll need:
Sandwich bags, glue gun, Halloween candy, and pumpkins and turkeys cut out of card stock.
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This is how I made it:
Using my Silhouette CAMEO, I cut out the shapes.  You cut out one that is a solid shape and then one with a circle in the middle of it.  So each pouch has two pieces of card stock.
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I thought that it would be fun to just use the candy in their wrappers for a few of them.  They were SUPER EASY to make!  Seriously only took like 5 minutes to make.  I just glued down the side of the candy, glued it onto the solid pumpkin.
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Then I put the other piece over it and glue the sides down.  Easy peasy!  I did the same thing for the turkey.  Then I glued a head onto the bag of candy.  It's especially nice to do the turkeys like this because there aren't a ton of brown M&M's, so these packages make the perfect turkeys!
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For the other pumpkins I separated the candy into different colors.  Then I put a line of glue all around the edge of the pumpkin and put the sandwich bag over it.
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I filled the bag with the candy and then I put the glue directly onto the bag.  This helps melt the bag so the two pieces of card stock are glued together and not just glued to the bag.
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I put on the other pumpkin and then glued the rest of it down.  Then I trimmed the sandwich bag with scissors.
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There is the pumpkin all done, I love how it turned out!  These are so much fun!
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I made the turkeys the exact same way.
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Once I trimmed the bag off, I then put the head onto the circle.  I didn't glue in on the bag, I just glued it down on the card stock.  I was afraid the glue would melt the bag and get onto the candy.
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I then cut out some card stock to make the feathers and face of the turkey and glued those on. Then I printed out the free printable that I made.  I made some that you can use for a place setting or ones that are just plain.
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I cut them out and then using a brad, I put it onto the pumpkins.
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These are going to be so much fun for Thanksgiving dinner!  I can't wait to put the turkeys on everyone's plates!
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Here are a few more that I have made: 


fall candy pouches (9)Christmas M&M pouches #freeprintable (9)Valentine's-Day-M&M-Candy-Pouches #freeprintable (8)Easy-Easter-Treats-Candy-Pouches (9)4th-of-July-Flag-Candy-Pouches (12)



place setting turkey (6)

2 comments:

Emily Olson said...

I love these! Did you use an image from the design studio or make your own?

JennyJ said...

I'm making some right now with my silhouette! However, I'm wondering the size/dimensions you made yours?
THANKS