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Repackaged Candy Favors

by Joke Vande Gaer

I’m not always the best planner when it comes to birthdays. Some birthdays come, I’ll have an idea in mind long beforehand and it all works out great. Other birthdays come and I’m scrambling for time to put something cute together the night before. These repackaged mentos favors were one of those late night ideas that turned out cute, are easy to make and need just a few materials!

Materials needed: tissue paper, bright colored markers, mentos (or any other candy you’d like to use)

Step 1: Cut your tissue paper to the right size of your chosen candy. Leave enough room on the sides to twist the ends.
Step 2: Carefully remove the outer layer wrapping of the mentos. This way the foil wrapper is still around and you don’t have to touch the candy.

Step 3: Draw quick lines diagonally on one sheet of tissue paper. Quick lines really turn out the cutest! No reason to measure, imperfections and a combination of thick and thin lines give the best result.

Step 4: Back your marked sheet of tissue paper with a clear sheet of tissue paper.
Step 5: Roll the mentos roll into the 2 sheets with the marked sheet on the outside.
Step 6: Twist the ends closed…that’s it!

These favors are perfect when you need to make big quantities, it’s so quick! And much more fun to give than a regular roll of mentos! Wouldn’t they be cute for a rainbow party in even more colors?

  1. amanda

    October 27, 2011

    amanda

    Love this!!! Such a good idea!

  2. Ridgely's Radar

    October 27, 2011

    What a great idea! These look so cute!

  3. Eliza

    October 27, 2011

    Good idea! This would make brilliant gifts for party bags (and keep them low cost!)

    http://buenodia.com/

  4. Sheila

    October 27, 2011

    This is such a FANTASTIC idea!!

  5. sami

    October 27, 2011

    such a cute way to give out candy! i always have extra tissue paper that never goes to any use!

    xo
    sami

  6. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    October 27, 2011

    Really sweet idea, definitely one to use!

  7. DeAnn

    October 27, 2011

    cute and simple

  8. Molly @thewaffler

    October 27, 2011

    I totally thought you had bought the wrappers…love that it is by hand.

  9. Danielle

    October 27, 2011

    Haha what a cute and simple idea – love it.

    Ooooh I do love mints, they’re really addictive.

    Sometimes I wonder if my granddad is to blame for my addiction, whenever I see him he always whips out the curiously strong mints and force-feeds them to me. Then he tells me off for eating all of his mints when he’s on a pension. But if I don’t eat them then I’m mean for not taking mints off an old man – I can’t win! Hahaha

    x

    http://fandabbydozie.blogspot.com/

  10. Mary

    October 27, 2011

    so simple but very cute! it’s a good one i’ll have to keep in my back pocket.
    Thank you!!

  11. Perfect for the holiday season coming up. I love simple and sweet ideas like this. Excellent job!

    -Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

  12. Brigette

    October 27, 2011

    o my gosh this is too cute and so simple! i may use this idea at christmas time, how cute would the red and green look!

  13. Erin

    October 27, 2011

    What a great idea! I am definitely planning on incorporating this into some parties coming up. Thank you so much for sharing!

    http://www.whatdoIwanttodotoday.com

  14. iva| in my studio

    October 27, 2011

    They are so simple yet so cute. Would make good decor for a kids party

  15. Cher

    October 27, 2011

    WOW! I am definitely trying this idea !

  16. bevy

    October 27, 2011

    simple but cute! perfect! I’m thinking red/green stripes for Christmas.

  17. Tanveer

    October 28, 2011

    I just love your ideas Jordan!!! I have been religiously following your blog for the past couple of months and I have tried a lot of your DIYs. Your blog makes me so happy:-).

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • October 28, 2011

      Thank you! That is so nice!

  18. Anneke

    October 28, 2011

    This is such a great idea! I love how they turned out, with christmas coming up theses could make great stocking fillers :-)

  19. Cecilia

    October 28, 2011

    How sweet! And so customizable :)

  20. Anneliese

    October 29, 2011

    Oh wow! This is so perfect, and simple, and brilliant–thanks for for thinking of it and sharing it!!

  21. Jessica

    November 1, 2011

    I made these and the golden alligator pinata for my husband’s birthday party last weekend and they turned out great! Everyone thought both things were so cute and clever. Thanks for all the fun ideas!!

  22. Liesbeth

    November 9, 2011

    Joke! Toen ik deze post aan het lezen was, dacht ik: dit zou iets van Joke van Tokketok kunnen zijn. Pas toen ik de URL van de post gesaved had (want ik wil hem graag rebloggen), zag ik jouw naam! Ik kende je familienaam niet, maar het kon haast niet anders dan dat jij het was. Ik zweer het je!
    Ik heb je blog trouwens via Bonnie Tsang leren kennen. Oh, wat is de wereld toch klein! :-)
    Groetjes uit België,
    Liesbeth

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