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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Halloween Candy Holder Tutorial

Here's some fun things you can make for Halloween!! I was going to embellish them a bit more but I figured kids would just rip them open to get the candy and toss the wrapper so I kept it pretty lean!!!

The "Sucker Matchbook Holder" is very simple and quick to make. Plus you get to staple it shut!! No tape or glue, a quick staple and you're done!!!

To make the holder you will need a piece of decorative paper that measures 2 1/2" x 6 1/4".
Score the paper at 2 1/2", 3" and 5 1/2".

Fold all score lines inward.

In the center of the 1/2" wide scores, punch a hole for the sucker stick. Insert a sucker and fold the flap over. Staple in place and your holder is now ready to embellish. If you don't want to staple the holder you will need to staple the top flap down and the piece (with the spider on it in the photo) will need to be trimmed about 1/4" so it will tuck into the stapled flap. Doing this will allow you to open and close the holder.

The Life Saver Holder is done the same way as the sucker holder but the candies are stapled in place and the flap is tucked into the stapled area.

The Life Saver Holder is 4 1/2" long x 2 1/2" wide. Score at 1 5/8", 1 7/8" and 3 7/8". Fold all score lines inward. Attach the Life Savers with a staple and fold the flap over and tuck it in. Decorate as desired!

Have fun with these. They make GREAT Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts, Craft Fair items and fun treats for kids of all ages!!!

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Heather P. said...

Oh my goodness, these are SOOOO cute!!! :)

Paula said...

Can I come to your house to trick or treat. These are just too darn cute. What fun the kids will have.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute - thanks for the instructions!

Trish D said...

Very cute - love the idea of doing the double lifesavers. I also like to make these with the little fun size bags of candies, such as M&Ms. You do need to actually score across the top edge of the flap to allow from the size, though (much like a real matchbook).

Alex said...

These are darling - thanks sooo much for the tutorial and congrats on your posts - your blog is awesome! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa said...

You give some of the best tutorials around! Thanks Wanda!

rozie640 said...

Very cute Wanda, I just love Halloween time, love the stamped cards, treats, invites, all the special stuff stamped in the oranges, purples, greens and blacks!!! Cute treat ideas.

Jennifer said...

These are really cute. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the measurements. You make it so easy to duplicate your projects.

kathleenh said...

I saw this on SCS. So adorable!