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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Candy Gift Toppers

{Cute and sweet gift packaging}

A while back I shared this guest post over at Sowdering About. In case you missed it, here it is again.



The year that my youngest sister turned 9, she told all her friends that she just wanted candy for her birthday. 

You can imagine the sugary aftermath of that birthday party. My kids also like to pick out candy for their friends, but I like to make sure there's a useful gift involved too--craft kit, toy, game, etc (I'm guessing the other moms appreciate this as well) 

To make it more fun that just throwing a pack of candy into the gift bag though, we make it part of the packaging!

Wrap the gift in any paper (I like to use brown kraft paper or this white paper from IKEA because then you really notice the candy)


Pixy Stix Bow for a Present Topper

Tie string, twine or ribbon around the package and tie in a knot on top. Pinch the bag of candy in the middle and tie the string around to hold it in place and keep the bow shape. Trim the excess.

I used a Skittles bag, a fun size M&Ms bag and then I made a star shape out of Pixy Stix! Use a twist tie to wrap around the middles of the sticks so they stay, before tying the string around them.


What candy would you love to see on one of YOUR gifts?
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24 comments:

  1. What a "sweet" idea Steph! I'd love a give wrapped with candy :-)

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  2. That's a fun idea I've never considered!

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  3. LOVE IT! I'm seriously looking at this and wondering "Why didn't I think of that???" So clever!

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  4. Ohh....I like the skittles bow, myself! =0) Love this fun packaging.

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  5. What a terrific idea. Those pixie stix will make cute "snowflakes" on my winter gifts. Pinned.

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  6. That's such a cute idea and very creative.

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  7. What a great idea for a kids birthday. I love this!

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  8. These are so cute and I know the kids would love them... definitely going to try this...

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  9. OMG, this is such a cute idea! I know my daughters would love this!

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  10. Oh my word! How cute is this?! My kiddos have a bday party to attend on Saturday. I'll have to do this!! :D Pinning!

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  11. What cute ideas to use candies... Love this.

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  12. What a great idea Steph! I love this.

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  13. This is one of those moments when you go "DOH, why didn't I think of that!" Brilliant idea.

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  14. Super cute idea! I Love it!

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  15. Such a cute and fun idea, Steph! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us. Pinning this!

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  16. I still loooove these!!! It's such s great idea!

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  17. Who wouldn't want a candy bow on their gift!! Love the tip on keeping wrap simple to so the candy stands out! :)

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  18. This is SO brilliant. Pinning it!

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  19. Those are so cute!!! I would love a package tied up with candy bows!! Great tip to use plain and simple wrapping paper too!

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  20. Such a cute idea! My kids would absolutely love this!

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  21. Hey Steph! I added this to a roundup. I love this!

    http://giftcanyon.com/unusual-gift-toppers/

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