Today’s DIY project is very simple. Old Fashioned Candy Favors in fall colors, fitting for Halloween Weekend. I love the look of these old fashioned hard candies by Claeys, they have many different flavors to choose – I chose these for their color. As always, if you create a project from one of my tutorials – please email pictures to me – I’d love to see them!

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

You’ll need hard candies, cellophane pretzel rod bags 10″ x 2″ (I have these exact bags for sale in my Etsy shop), a tag punch, raffia, a rubber stamp of your choice – my bride & groom stamp are from Paper-Source, cardstock, an ink pad, and a hole punch – mine is called a Crop-a-dile and it is so strong it can punch through multiple layers of cardboard!

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

Start my mixing your choice of candies and filling your bags.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

You can buy pre-made tags or you can make them yourself using a tag punch, this one is by Marvy Uchida – sold at every scrapbooking store including Michaels. Insert your paper into the punch and press down hard, it’s that easy.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

Next you will need to punch a hole in your tag.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

Now we are going to stamp our tags with a bride & groom rubber stamp. My favorite ink is from Stampin’ Up, it is superior to all craft inks. I always stamp on scrap paper and I always do a few test stamps before I stamp on my real project.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

How cute are these tags!!??

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

To make the bow, you will need 18″ of raffia or ribbon. 18″ is a typical length for an average bow. I wanted my bow to be full so I used three strands of raffia.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

First, tie the initial knot. Then using one strand of raffia, add your tag and tie another knot. Then tie your bow with all the strands together.

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

That’s it! Simple and charming – perfect for any fall wedding – or party!

SomethingTurquoise.com DIY old fashioned candy favor

{DIY credits} photography: Studio 11 / DIY: Jen | Something Turquoise / pretzel rod baggies: shop bakers nook / bride & groom rubber stamp: paper source


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Nikitaland
October 28, 2011

I REALLY LOVE THIS IDEA, BUT LOVE THE LOOOOONG PRETZEL BAG EFFECT. WE MAKE HANDMADE LITTLE "TREAT" BAGS WITH A TOP TAG FOR ALL OF OUR EBAY & WEBSITE CUSTOMERS, SO WHEN THEY OPEN UP THEIR BOX, IT IS THE FIRST THING THEY SEE. WE HAVE BEEN SELLING ON EBAY FOR OVER 11 YEARS, AND NEVER HAVE WE EVER RECEIVED A "TREAT" BAG OR A THANK YOU IN ANY OF OUR BOXES. YOUR IDEA WAS SO UNIQUE & WONDERFUL - THE RECIPIENTS OF THIS BAG WILL GO WOW FOR SURE! I LOVE ALL OF YOUR IDEAS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

Vivienne @ The V Spot
October 28, 2011

Super cute!

Brynn D'avello
October 28, 2011

I love the stamp! I thought it was an actual hand drawn element at first glance. And the long narrow bag is so much better than a regular gusset bag.

Vaishnavi
August 21, 2012

thats so cute!!