Monday, December 13, 2010

Test tube treats

Hi everyone!  I have some yummy fun treats to share.  I saw a post on SCS from Kelly talking about putting candy in test tubes and was intrigued.  I bought some from her (she bought a quantity of 1000, so she has lots to spare) and took her advise and filled them with Sixlets.  M&Ms don't fit well because of the lopsided shape.

After calling my local party supply stores for Sixlets which had none, I searched online.  They were pretty spendy to get batches of red/green/white candies, so I kind of let it drop.  THEN weeks later, I was at the Dollar Tree and found bags of Christmas colored Sixlets!  Woohoo!

Here is the process
1.  The test tubes hold 12 candies, each candy pack has 8 (not 6, go figure?).  I didn't even have to touch the candies with my hands, I just snipped off the end of several bags and squeezed the candies into the tube randomly.  I made sure that there were not 2 colors in a row, cause I am ADD like that.
2.  Then I put a bit of score tape around the top and added a strip of designer paper
3.  Then I made tags and tied them on around the paper
 Here is a pic of my fancier tags, these use baker's twine, DP, bling, etc, all stamps are from Verve.
 I needed 8 for Bill's work, so I made easy peasy- all stamping tags -no bling or ribbons as I am sure they will be tossed.  I stamped a sentiment from Verve's O' Christmas Tree and the snowflakes are from Winter Wonder.  I used regular curling ribbon to tie them on.  Even without all the extras, they are still cute huh?
That's it for today.  I am working on some tags and gourmet popcorn bags for my neighbors and teachers.  I will be back soon with those!  Thanks for stopping by!

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22 comments:

  1. This is beyond adorable, Michelle!! Great score at the Dollar store too :) Love the little round tags on them -- you take round to a new level girl! They look so fun in a mug and what a great gift that would be. My mom makes 100 cups of popcorn for her carmel corn each year and I'm drooling just thinking about it as I type. Can't wait to see how you package yours! (((hugs)))

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  2. Hi Michelle--

    This is THE perfect thing for my husband to take to work! WTG!! I have to remember it for next year...my list of things to start on for next year is already started! **Groan**

    Thanks for sharing!

    He IS Able,
    Traci Starkweather

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  3. OMG!!! Must find test tubes!!!! They are Adorable and I just saw MINI jaw breaker sat the candy store that would fit perfectly!!! Or Pixie Stix!!!

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  4. These are adorable little gifts. Great idea and I like the tags. What is Kelly's SCS name by chance? I wonder if she still has some for sale. :0)

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  5. Super cute!! I want some of those test tubes too!! Tell Rachel to let me know if she finds some (not in 1000 lots...haha). I also can't wait to see your popcorn recipe. I got one from a coworker I'm planning on making as it was so good when she brought it into work last year.

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  6. Aww this is such a gorgeous gift idea!! :) Love the cute tags :)

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  7. These are so fun and adorable Michelle, a very cut idea, the mug is perfect!

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  8. Totally cute gift idea girly!!!

    Just wanted to let you know that I bought the beaded cords at Michaels. Hope you can still find them!!! Happy holidays...hugs ~S~

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  9. Michelle! LOVE the treats! I just made up a bunch for a craft fair then got an order for 120 of them! I did grinch pills and reindeer poo and other ones. Thanks for linking me...of course it was okay! =)

    PS...anyone looking for me on SCS...my name is kspiv and I have plenty of the test tubes left for sale if anyone wants any! Just PM me.

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    1. I would love some but live abroad so no use! I am desperately trying to find what size test tube I need to fit 12 sixlets. Please can you tell me the dimensions? length of tube and diameter of opening? Thanks so so much. Britt

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    2. Hey. I am desperately trying to find out what size test tube will hold 12 sixlets! the length of test tube and diameter of opening. Thanks so much!

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    3. I would love some but live abroad so no use! I am desperately trying to find what size test tube I need to fit 12 sixlets. Please can you tell me the dimensions? length of tube and diameter of opening? Thanks so so much. Britt

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    4. Hi Britt, I am not sure you will get notice of this response, but just in case, the dimensions of the test tubes I have are: 7inches tall and diameter is 5/8" wide. I hope this helps.

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  10. The simplicity of this project is amazing, because they are soooo cute! Love the little tags...what a festive treat!

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  11. *SQUEAL* How darn cute are these!!!! LOVE THEM!!!! I bet these are going to be VERY popular!!! :)

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  12. SOOOOOO freakin cute, Michelle!!! I love these!

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  13. How FUN! These are adorable! You did a wonderful job!

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  14. These are super-DUPER cute, my dear!

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  15. Sixlets? Seriously? Are you trying to kill me!? Because those are like my FAVORITE chocolate-y candy and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find on this damn island. You are evil. Adorable project or not, you are evil.

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  17. What a fab idea for cheerful little Christmas gifts - they would be nice tied to the tree too. And what a great excuse for me to go rummaging through the sweetie department at the supermarket!

    Nicki, xx

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