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25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away

If you are looking for my GREAT BIG GIVEAWAY…. scroll down here. You only have till midnite tomorrow!

Well, we are back and well-rested and we had a blast visiting my sis and her fam! My 5 year-old nephew, Joseph, kept imploring, “Aunt Emily, could you please leave next Saturday (instead of today)?”
Yeah, we all had fun :)
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
So, here are so cute little treat bags you can make by the dozens to give away to everyone.
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Start by cutting strips of paper 3″x 12″ and of course……ink the edges!
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Then, score the paper as shown in the pic. (it’s confusing to explain :)
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Fill your 3″x 5″ baggies with about 1/4 cup of M&Ms and then put it in the paper and fold up the front and back.
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Use your handy Cropadile to punch 2 holes in the top through all the layers to make sure it all matches up.
Feed the ribbon through (about 8 1/2″ long or longer if you tie a bow) and tie it up.
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Here’s a side view of the bag.
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
25 Days Of Christmas~Almost Too Cute To Give Away By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Voila! Super-easy gifts to drop off with neighbors or for your (late) VT!
Have fun!
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

Comments

  1. I love this how-to!! I wish I’d had it before the kids Christmas parties at school…but Valentine’s is right around the corner :)

    Angie

  2. wow- those are so cute! must remember for next year!-
    I emailed you about the block box, but don’t worry about getting back to me, i found a tin that worked perfectly!
    thanks though!

  3. And here’s a cute poem you could attach to it: (author unknown – found on the internet somewhere)

    The M & M Christmas Story
    If you hold these candies in your hand
    And turn them, you will see. . .
    The M becomes a W and then 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 when they came.
    W is for worship,
    Singing praises to His name.
    So as you eat these candies
    Or share them with a friend,
    Remember the spirit of Christmas
    And never let it end!!!

  4. So cute! I can think of a million reasons to use these! I have filed it at thecraftersfilebox.com.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Fabulous and so darling! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

  6. So cute and simple. Love it!

  7. I love this bag but can’t figure out the score marks in the middle. I’ve tried 3 different times this morning and feel like such a dork…lol I get the first score at one inch, the next score at 5 3/4 but, for some reason, I can’t figure out what the other two score marks should be that folds the bag into a ‘W’ shape, which ultimately becomes the bag base. I can’t believe I’m this dumb :) Very cute idea—would also be nice for a Valentine’s treat bag.

  8. These are gorgeous, and I have lots of those mini baggies that I can now put to use. May try to make your gelatine gummies for my daughter’s bday next week, if I can find a (princess) mold in time
    Also, I love the Santa footprints I spied on a separate post.
    Can I go back in time and spend Christmas morning as a kid in your house??

  9. Janine~

    Hee hee, don’t worry, it’s kinda tricky. Just score 3/4″ down from the 5 3/4 mark, and then another 3/4″ from that one. Hope this helps!

  10. Another wonderful idea. I have been to Micheals and back and created this test run. I didn’t have quite the right size bag but oh, the possibilities….thanks so much! http://www.flickr.com/photos/44209534@N02/4249202794/in/photostream/

  11. Emily—Thanks!! Yes, it worked!! I can get a little challenged when it comes to score markings–thanks so much! :)

  12. This post is from forever ago, but I just stumbled upon the link. LOVE IT! (and I’m so using it for all things non-Christmas related…at least until December)

  13. Found this on Pinterest and just made one. Love these! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I posted the other day but it’s not here – I am new to all this so what is inking the sides.

  15. Roxanne R. says:

    You got with with the poem… I love it!! Liked your facebook page… I am a crafting fool :0)

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