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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

M&M Party Favor Bags

As you've seen lately, I've been making a lot of my displays for my candy party from M&Ms.  If you haven't been able to tell yet, I LOVE M&Ms.  They are such happy colors.  They are pretty much the perfect treat...especially the ones with peanuts.  YUM.

I hate to throw anything away, so I've been looking for a use for all the bags that I've been opening. 

Years ago, I made these M&M purses out of the large extra M&M bags I had,

(Don't judge...after making "hundreds" of them....I burned out and stopped in the middle of this one. It's been sitting on my shelf for 4 years waiting for handles which will probably never come.)



 and that's what came to mind when I looked at all these wrappers.  Mini "purses" I could use as party favor bags!

Since I am going out of town next week for spring break, I don't want ANY of the food left over after our party.  So I'm making each person a favor bag to put any extra food they want to take home.  This M&M favor bag is perfect to fit a cupcake inside.  Or a few chocolate covered oreos.  Or any of the yummy treats I hope to have.

They are pretty easy to make, once you get the "gist" of it.
So I hope that I can share the "gist".

To make each bag you need:
5 fun size M&M packages
x-acto knife
glue gun

Start by CAREFULLY slitting the bag open on the back side of the bag.

You should only have cut an opening in the back across the side.  Don't cut all the way through.

Dump the M&Ms into a bowl for eating while you work.  (Ooops...did I say that out loud?) Ahem, I mean for decorating or sharing at your chocolate party.

Pick one of the bags to be your base.
It all depends upon what design you want your bag to have as to which one.
Have them all the same, mix it up, whatever...

Now place a line of glue down the edge of one of the long sides.

Lay one of your other bags face up (this will be the front or back of the bag, so choose accordingly) on top of the glue line.  You want to match up the edges.


It helps if you fold out the two bags and crease the front bag's edge.  This will help it stand up straight.


See? No hands!


Now do the same thing for the other side.

This is where it gets a little "fun" to explain.

Take one of your side bags and fold it up to the crease on the bottom edge.
You want to make sure that it will be standing upright when you put it on, so don't fold the wrong edge.

Lay a line of glue along the edge and match up your creased side.
Lay it so it sits in roughly the middle of the side bag.

Re-affirm that crease so that it's straight along the bottom edge and will stand.

Matching up the lines of the bottom and front edge, fold the side bag to match.

Bring up the side bag and lay a line of glue down the folded edge.
Match it up with the front bag and press.
(It may take a little lining up to get the bottom area to lay flat, but it's not hard.)

Repeat times 3.

I promise it really is easy!

Or, if I've totally confused you, you can purchase these online HERE if you want these for your next party!

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