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Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor

Do you have candy leftover from Halloween? Or perhaps your kids collected more candy than they could possibly consume before Easter!

We had more candy than trick or treaters this year and having it sitting around the house could seriously sabotage the progress I’ve made towards my healthy living goals.

Here’s a simple craft that will take that candy from Trick or Treat goody to Christmas party favor.

You’ll need:

Paper tubes (empty toilet paper rolls work great)

Scraps of Christmas wrapping paper approximately 6 ½” X 6½” (16.5 cm X 16.5 cm)

Glue stick

Stapler

Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Gather your materials

To make the party favors:

Begin by cutting scraps of Christmas wrapping paper into 6 ½” squares.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Cut squares of paper 6.5 inches square

Apply glue to the back of the paper and along all four sides using a glue stick.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Apply glue to the back of the paper and along all four edges

Wrap the paper around the tube.

It will extend over the end of the tube by about an inch (2.5 cm) on either end.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Wrap the paper around the toilet paper tube

Make several cuts in the edge of the wrapping paper and fold down inside.  Repeat for the other end.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Fold paper to the inside of the tube

Cover several tubes with wrapping paper.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Tubes covered with Christmas wrapping paper ready for candy

Fold the bottom of the tube in half and staple closed.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Flatten the bottom and staple

Place a candy inside.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Add small candy bar to the tube

Fold the top of the tube in the opposite direction that you folded the bottom and staple closed.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Fold end in opposite direction and staple

Continue to staple, fill, staple until you run out of candy or paper wrapped tubes.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Fold end in opposite direction and staple - take 2

Now hide them away until December!

When it comes time for your Christmas Party put them in a pretty basket and pass them around to guests.

Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Basket Full of Christmas Party Favors

 

 

Note: This post was originally published on Super Mom – No Cape in November 2015. It has been updated with new photos and text.

 

 

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Halloween Treat to Christmas Party Favor - Basket Full of Christmas Party Favors

10 Comments

  • Susan
    November 3, 2015 10:30 pm

    That’s a great idea! You’d have to be faster than that, though. I already ATE the leftovers! LOL Still, there’s more where that came from, right?

  • Mary
    November 3, 2015 10:32 pm

    Those are so cute…..and yummy too.

  • shez
    November 4, 2015 2:43 am

    what a great idea ,thankyou for sharing xx

  • Rachel
    November 4, 2015 6:30 am

    I get the impression that in some households, it would be the “hiding away” that would be the tricky bit!

  • Mary Anne
    November 4, 2015 7:39 pm

    Great idea, but I strongly suspect that they wouldn’t last until Christmas (at least not in my house!!). The only way I could do it would be if I were to put Mars Bars in there – I hate them, so wouldn’t be tempted.

  • Carol
    November 5, 2015 12:52 pm

    These are so cute and a perfect gift for neighbors…love them!

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    November 5, 2015 2:12 pm

    There is never any such thing as left over sweets in this house! We bought in bags of chocolates just in case, but didn’t have any visitors on Halloween so we are steadily working our way through them instead 🙂

  • Kate
    November 1, 2017 11:09 am

    A very timely post and great idea – thank you.

  • Carol S.
    November 3, 2017 9:36 am

    Such a cute idea to use up that candy. We had three kids come to our door, so there’s a bit of candy left. Thanks for the idea!

  • Amber Harrop
    November 7, 2017 12:26 pm

    I wish we had leftovers but I love this idea

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