Saturday, October 23, 2010

Taking It Easy: Fly Away Favor Bags


Happy Halloween!

This is one of my kids favorite times of the year - they have already got their costumes - and are chomping at the bit to do a little trick or treating.

We have been doing a few recipes and craft projects around the house to try and ease their incessant need to count down the days or ask if it's Halloween yet.

I made these cute and easy fly away favors for my dining room table and one for each of the kids teachers. They were so simple and easy. I filled mine with a big bag of candy corn - a Halloween must have in my family. The kids teachers thought they were really cool plus they all have candy jars for quick rewards...the candy corn went into them.

For the handles I used extra long cinnamon sticks that I found at the antique store - wish that they still smelled as that would have made these even more awesome.

Flyaway Favors
Flyaway Favor Bag - Martha Stewart Crafts

Two 4 1/4-by-8-inch brown paper bags
Craft knife or scissors
Small branch

1. Unfold one brown bag and push out base; fold in the left and right sides.

2. Use a craft knife or scissors and cut the bag into thin strips about 1/4 inch wide. Make sure you stop short of the base.

3. Cut thin strips into the top, 1 1/2 inches of second brown bag. Fill the bag with candy

4. Open the shredded bag fully, laying it flat; place the filled candy bag inside the shredded bag.

5. Bring shredded bag up; cinch top of bags together. Wrap with black wax twine until bags are secure.


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