Saturday, December 8, 2012

On the 8th Day of Christmas . . .

Shelly's Images shared a fun & yummy holiday CANDY BAR POUCH tutorial using Shelly's Images Full Colored Candy Cane digi image!

Hello everyone!  Team member (and Elf in Training), Darlene here, and anxious to share this fun & easy project with you!  It's a great item to have on hand during the holidays when unexpected visitors show up at your door and you'd like to have a little something to give them to let them know you appreciate them.  Let's get started!

 You can use either solid color cardstock for your base or designer paper ... the choice is yours!  Depends on how clean & simple ... or how fancy you want to make your pouch!  Cut your paper 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" then score along the 6 1/2" side at 3" and 6" ... leaving a 1/2" margin for your adhesive.  I suggest you use a strong adhesive like Red Line Tape or Scor-Tape.

 Simply fold along your score lines.  Add your adhesive along the 1/2 margin and a small piece at the BOTTOM inside to keep your candy bar from falling through.

 Next you'll want to punch a hole where your ribbon will slide through.  I've used a 1/2" circle (that's what I had on hand) but you can use an oval punch or an elongated slit punch ... what ever works with the size of ribbon you choose to use.

 Next comes the fun of embellishing the front of the candy pouch.  I am using a piece of scrap Christmas design paper I had in my scrap bin for my background.  This panel is cut at 6 1/2" x 2 3/4".  The QUICK & EASY part comes by using Shelly's Images Pre-Colored Candy Cane digi image which (if you hurry) you can get for FREE today through the end of our 12 Days of Christmas Party!  Check out yesterday's post for details on getting your FREE candy cane image.  My only other embellishment is the Merry Christmas sentiment which is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

After printing out several Candy Canes on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock, I did a little fussy cutting to have enough candy canes available for all my holiday candy pouches.  You can adjust the size of this image to suit your needs (wonderful thing about digis!!!).  Also, please take note that these measurements are for the FULL SIZE PLAIN HERSHEY BAR.
 Once you choose the ribbon you want to use, you will need to cut a strip about 30" long.  Push the ribbon through both holes at the top and pull up until the ends are the same length.  Next you push the Hershey Bar down into the pouch, between the ribbon, all the way to the bottom, pushing down the ribbon with the Hershey Bar.  Then tie a pretty bow at the top.  
Pull up with bow and SURPRISE!

Not only do these make a wonderful little gift treat for friends and neighbors, but they are also an awesome stocking stuffer!  Who doesn't like a Hershey Bar???   I hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial and will give it a try!  

Please be sure to come back tomorrow for another FUN DAY at the Shelly's Images 12 Days of Christmas Party!  I'll be here ... hope you will be too!


Elf Darlene
A proud member of the Shelly’s Images DT!


  1. Great candy bar pouch! Thanks for sharing the tutorial xx

  2. Great Candy bar pouch -makes me want a Hershey Candy bar! thanks for sharing Dar! Enjoy your week!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial! Love that it's so simple!