Jan 20 2012

Dragonfly Candy Favor

I'm in a Candy Wrapper Swap at Leadership and made these for my group.  I thought they were lots of fun!  They are filled with M&Ms.



I used the Valentine M&Ms, so I need to find some designer paper that would work with those colors.  Nope…we don't have any.  So…I went back to the basics and made my own!  Remember Doubletime stamping?  I used the flowers and centers from Stampin' Up!'s Mixed Bunch stamp set and the colors of Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Real Red on Whisper White cardstock and made up my own "designer paper". 


Can you tell what the bodies of the dragonflies are made from?  If you guessed a clothespin…you are right!  I covered both sides with silvers of the DSP I made, after I textured it with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.



The body of the dragonfly is the Mixed Bunch flower that I cut off the bottom petal and trimmed the top petal so only two antenna remained.  I colored them in with my Basic Black marker.  I punched the 1/2 & 3/8" Circles from Basic Black, then added two small pearls for the eyes.  I used the small cello bag, filled it with M&Ms, taped it shut, then wrapped some Bakers Twine around the center to hold it in shape of wings.  The clothespin is holding it, too.


These were TONS of fun to make!  Hope you like them!


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17 People have left comments on this post

Jan 20, 2012 - 09:01:31
Rose Reynolds said:

Your dragonflies are absolutely darling!!! I love 'em. What a way to think out of the box with the Mixed Bunch set.

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:01:41
Sandi Dailey said:

How stinkin' cute!!!  I totally love these Connie!!  I wish I could think out of the box just once to come up with something cute and clever like this.  Think I will try to make some for the grandkids.

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:01:10
Donna said:

Love these…what cute Valentine Treats for boys or girls.

Jan 20, 2012 - 11:01:15
Kathy said:

OMG, those are so darling.  You have such an imagination, Connie.  Love them. TFS

Jan 20, 2012 - 11:01:46
Nancy Dawson said:

Connie another winner! TFS

Jan 20, 2012 - 03:01:02

How absolutely gorgeous. 

Jan 20, 2012 - 08:01:00
Sarah said:

Sooooooo cute!!!

Jan 20, 2012 - 08:01:22
Carol Carriveau said:

Love, love, these critters!    Will try to make a few…so adorable!

Jan 20, 2012 - 09:01:00
Terry I. said:

This is just the cutest idea…..just love it. I so love all your ideas, Connie. Thank you for all your "Inspiration"!!!!!!!

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:01:59
Wanda said:

Well, how stinkin' cute are these?  I LOVE them!  TFS

Jan 20, 2012 - 10:01:13
Shelley said:

These are just too stinkin' cute!  What a great idea!  And I LOVE the paper you made! Just an awesome Valentine gift! 🙂

Jan 21, 2012 - 01:01:29
Sherrie K said:

Aaaw, these are AESOME!! TFS!

Jan 21, 2012 - 05:01:22
Colleen said:

Connie they are so cute. I love them.

Jan 23, 2012 - 04:01:43
Deb B (Debadoo) said:

Those are adorable!!  Very clever.

Jan 27, 2012 - 11:01:09
Monika Davis said:

I have one of your swaps!  And plan to use the idea for a workshop on Sunday – I need to go find M&Ms and Clothes Pins tomorrow.  Thanks for sharing, swapping and visiting with me at leadership!

Apr 23, 2015 - 02:04:01
Tina Smith said:

these are so precious!