It’s always fun to do something for other people and this weekend I got to put together a candy bag for a fellow blogger. When I signed up for this activity I was able to choose any blogger in Collective Bias‘ Social Fabric Community. I chose someone who I had the chance to meet on a blogging trip and someone that had been working so hard to make our community the best it can be. I can’t say who it is yet because I want it to be a surprise when she gets the box! :)
I headed to Walmart and found a whole aisle full of candy.
I had a hard time choosing which candy to buy. Not only was I making this bag but I wanted to pick up my candy to pass out on Halloween as well. I had my little “assistant” with me and he wanted to get some candy for himself, too.
Once we chose our candy we picked up a few more items and then headed in search of items to make our bag. I found a cute gift bag in one of the Halloween aisles and then I wanted to find some puffy paint to decorate it so I went in the craft aisles. I found some glitter gel pens and headed to the checkout.
Once I got home I started on decorating my bag. I used Elmer’s Glitter Glue pens to outline the candy corn and words on the bag. That is all I had planned on doing but once I did so I thought it still looked a little plain. That’s when Sinisa suggested I glue some White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s to the bag. I thought it was a great idea so I took my half eaten candy bag and sorted out the colors and laid them out on the candy corn image on the bag. I had plenty for the white and yellow part and just enough orange ones so I got out my Elmer’s Craft Bond All-Purpose Glue and glued them down on the bag.
I thought the bag turned out great. The only problem I had was figuring out how to get the candy in the bag without any M&M’s falling off of it. I gathered up all of my candy and put it in the bag while the bag was laying down on the table and planned to ship it that way, too, so it made it to the blogger’s house intact.
The chocolate candies I chose to include were: Peanut M&M’s, Milky Way, Milk Chocolate M&M’s, Twix, and Snickers.
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(Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias All opinions are my own!)