Tuesday, July 27, 2010

M&M's Favor Tutorial

I was feeling a bit ambitious when I woke up this morning and thought I'd put together a quick tutorial for something I've been working on. I've been trying to think of favors for my daughters upcoming birthday and came up with a holder that fits the fun size M & M's pouches perfectly. I needed something easy and quick since I have to make about 50 of them. This is my first tutorial so I apologize if it doesn't "flow" the way it should. Here we go...

Take a 3 3/4" x 10 1/2" piece of paper and...
...score it at 1 1/4", 5", 5 1/2", & 9 1/4"
Punch each end of the paper using a scallop edge punch
It should look like this
Fold back the scalloped edges...
...and fold in on the middle score lines
It should look like this now
Using a horizontal slot punch, punch one end of the holder then...
...using the punched side, mark the opposite side of the holder so that the slots line up
Punch out the marked area
Apply adhesive in the creased areas on both ends of the holder
Fold the flaps down
It should look like this...the slots line up perfectly
On the "back" side of the holder, punch slits to hold the M&M's pouch in place
The M&M's bag should fit nicely between the slits
Tie a ribbon through the horizontal slots...
...and embellish
Ta da!!
I hope this tutorial made sense. I love how quick these favors came together once I figured out how I wanted them to look. Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Charlene said...

This is so cute!!! Thank you for sharing how to make them. I have to make this!!!!

Islander Girl said...

Too cute! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Joy said...

wonderful tutorial! love this cute pouch you made! perfect for the gifts for the kiddies. now can I put in a request for a tutorial? nah j/k. love what you did! have a good hump day!

Brenda said...

That is a great "first" tutorial with many more to come, right? Kami is going to love them, as well as all her guests! Keep them coming!

joni h said...

cool! thanks for the tutorial! love anything that will make life easier!

Elena said...

Thanks for the tutorial! The kids will love them and TFS!

Carmen said...

I love this project!! Can't wait to try it myself!! When I do, I'll post the link to your blog to give you credit!!! Thanks for inspiring me to do this!!

eunice said...

Super cute treat holder, Michele...and thank you for the great tutorial! Bet your daughter's friends will love these! Hey, these would be good for Halloween too, huh. Can't wait to try!