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December 7, 2010

Simple Christmas Favors

SIMPLE is the key word here and so welcomed by your guests. This is Sheila from Shes A Sassy Lady and today I want to share this wonderful Christmas treat with you. These sour cream containers are filled with red and green M&M's. Yummy. You see I needed fast goodies to take to our Sunday School Christmas party that added a little color to the decor. Well I had seen Okie's video on making the sour cream containers but she adorned hers with scalloped tags stamped and stickled and I thought no way I didn't have time to be that creative sooo.... I used paper that said Merry Christmas and purchased a couple of sheets at my local Hobby Lobby for 50% off and went to work. I give you permission (sometimes we need someone to do that for us) to keep it simple too.
As soon as I got back from the store I cut all the paper into 4.25x5.50. So I got 4 per 8.50x11 sheets of paper.
Then I gathered all my supplies; my paper, M&M's, my Pink ATG, a crimper, and a little measurer for placing the M&Ms in the containers.

Place glue on three edges as shown; the 2 long and 1 narrow edge.

Now you make a little tube as shown.

Then you fold in half as shown closing the side evenly.
Then you place it in the crimper and turn 3 to 4 clicks. I like the look of the 4 click.
See how nice that edge looks. Now all you need to do is place your M&M's inside the container. I used a scoop and a half each of a coffee measure which I believe is a tablespoon. Then all you do is close the other side in the opposite direction and crimp that end.

Now isn't that adorable. Just perfect. Now all I need to do is keep going.
For the purpose of planning this is what 1 12.60 oz bag will make, 12 containers. So I made 3 dozen and it took just over an hour. No that is an easy project that is sure to put a smile on the receivers face and not much of your precious time. I really felt a sense of accomplishment when I finished.
That's all for today's little project. Now wasn't that easy and so much fun to do. I sure hope that I helped you today by giving you a simple project that can be used for so many different things. You have a great day and thanks for stopping by The Bug Bytes and Shes A Sassy Lady today.
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11 comments :

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Very cute and useful project!

Granny said...

What a wonderful treat this will make, I must do this for our circle. TFS

TR said...

I did that for the tricker treaters a couple years ago.
I used orange paper and made it look like a pumpkin!

I love this project. We just may have to follow up
on this one and get in gear! The holidays are upon us!


hugs, TR

Kate said...

Gee I knew I should never have given that crimper away. What a great idea!

Lynne Smith said...

I love this idea! I now just have to find that crimper!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Love it! What a great way to use up paper. Thanks for sharing!

A splash here and there said...

OMG! I too regret giving away my crimper to my little niece! Arrgghhh! Too cute, Sheila!

:) Melody

Betsy said...

I love those! How cute. I'll be copying you!
Betsy

lindafulghum.com said...

I wish I had seen this last week! We did a similar M&M craft for 125 people on Sunday using the Sizzix Hanging Box & Carry All Box diecuts. We printed this poem (don't know the author) to attach to each ornament. Here it is, if anyone else is interested. And the poem prints really well with the MV BOLI font which you can download for free.
M&M CHRISTMAS STORY
AS YOU HOLD THESE CANDIES IN YOUR HAND AND TURN THEM, YOU WILL SEE
THE M BECOMES A W, AN E, AND THEN A 3
THEY TELL THE CHRISTMAS STORY - IT’S ONE I’M SURE YOU KNOW
IT TOOK PLACE IN A STABLE, A LONG LONG TIME AGO
THE E IS FOR THE EAST WHERE THE STAR SHONE OH SO BRIGHT
THE M IS FOR THE MANGER WHERE BABY JESUS SLEPT THAT NIGHT
THE 3 IS FOR THE WISE MEN BEARING GIFTS; THEY SAY THEY CAME
W IS FOR WORSHIP - HALLELUJAH – PRAISE TO HIS NAME
SO AS YOU EAT THESE CANDIES OR SHARE THEM WITH A FRIEND,
REMEMBER THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS; IT’S A LOVE STORY THAT NEVER ENDS

eskiesmom said...

Thanks so much for the great idea. I dug out my crimper and I'm going to make these for my son and his unit in Iraq for Christmas.

Karen (Proud Army Mom)

eskiesmom@aol.com

Lori Apgar said...

These are so cute!!! I started making some myself ~ now just to buy the m&ms!!!

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