Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Sunday, May 27, 2012

all that's left is the party.....

it's go time here in this household! d-day! we determined that this small scoop (the kind you find in the kool-aid or lemonade mix) if filled below the top of the scoop was the right amount to fill our tubes. i first cut the ribbons that were going to be used as ties so they were ready to go. then, i pulled the saran wrap out- i suppose my hunks were probably about 6-7 inches wide; then, dumped my scoop of M and Ms onto the saran wrap...gather up the edges, tie, and poof- filler complete!! 

once all the fillers were complete, i grabbed the tubes, tied one end and slipped the candy inside. i maybe should have trimmed the saran wrap, but, i did want people to realize there was something inside- so i left it. i was trying to streamline the process a bit, and no trimming- one less step. so unless you are really anal- then, you can trim away! with the candy inside, tie the other end and this is what it will look like.

this is my final product....boom! (with my arms up and an air chest bump...) grad party favor!! if you have a friend or two that is willing to help, this process really isn't too bad. we did the party favors in stages, so if you have visited this blog before, you may have seen the mountain of toilet paper rolls in book paper in the last week or two...we didn't want to fill with candy and then have them sit, so we just got completely finished yesterday. we only made 150- sometimes you have to set the limit and the early party people will get the party favors!
all that's left is the grad party!! it should be a heck of a day!

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