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As I was cruising the internet a few days ago, on a blog, I found the (free) instructions on how to make very, very cute bags from candy wrappers! Who knew such a thing existed! Other than saying “how cute!” I left the blog. The more I thought about these instructions, I thought, why not make some for my teenage grand daughters? So I did, and here they are.

First of all, here is the link to the original instructions on a different blog

http://punkinpattern.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweet-tooth-pouch.html

I made two candy wrapper bags. The first one I made according to the instructions on the blog above.  Only I did one thing wrong. Even though I read the instructions on how to use the iron on vinyl, I didn’t turn down the heat on my iron. Needless to say, I did have a problem!

If you use the iron on vinyl, be sure your iron is set at medium, not hot! (Notice the right edge of the candy wrapper!) Fortunately, I had the paper backing and other protection on my iron and ironing board.

Once I cooled down the iron, I was able to make this bag. I did contact my grand kids and ask what kind of candy they liked the best, so that is why I am using M&M’s.

This is the front of the bag. I put the candy in a zippy bag and will send it to my grand daughters.

This is the back of the bag. I used the iron on vinyl on the back fabric. It looks all right, but it was hard to work with when sewing and turning and it is really “crinkly.” This bag looks like a zippered pencil case/bag.

After purchasing a second bag of candy (of course I used the bigger bag) I made this bag. I did it differently – I put the zipper in a little differently and positioned it differently. I did not use the iron on vinyl and I like the more “fabric” feel of the bag. I also put a pleat in the bottom and this bag stands up. Because this bag is a little bigger, there is more that can be put in this bag, which makes it more useable – at least in this very practical Grandmother’s mind!

This is the front of the second bag.

Here is the back of the second bag. Note – I mis-measured and had to put more fabric on the back. That is why there is a seam near the bottom.

About candy that was inside of that second bag of candy I had to buy because I melted the first one – I may have to keep it here as my reward for making these way too cute bags!

Now I am off to the post office to put them in the mail!

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