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Monday, October 26, 2015

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Following last week's Box of Doughnuts, this week I bring you a Bag of Candy. Play candy, to be exact, made of fabric and ribbon scraps and bits of polyester filling. 

DIY play food: a bag of candy

My daughter loved the concept, especially because this is Halloween week and her dolls now have their own bag of candy!

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Here's a small tutorial on how to make them:


To make one fabric wrapped candy you need to start with a small rectangle of fabric. This one in particular was about 10 by 7 centimeters, but honestly I didn't bother a lot with measurements. I made lots of these during the weekend, some smaller, some bigger, using just fabric scraps. 

Anyway, cut the smaller sides of the rectangle using pinking shears to avoid fraying: 

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Fold the fabric in half (on the longer side), right sides together, and sew. You can easily hand sew it, since the pieces of fabric are small anyway, but I used the sewing machine because I was (as always) a bit pressed for time. 

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Turn inside out and you have a small fabric tunnel

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Now measure about one third of the "tunnel" and tie a bit of sewing thread around it, closing the opening, as show below. 

DIY play food: a bag of candy

DIY play food: a bag of candy

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Insert the polyester filling through the other end and then tie the second opening with sewing thread too  (at about the same distance from the edge as the first one)

DIY play food: a bag of candy

DIY play food: a bag of candy

DIY play food: a bag of candy

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Cut off the excess thread you used to tie the two ends of the fabric and leave it as is or add a bit of ribbon, cord, elastic, etc to embellish the candy.

DIY play food: a bag of candy

I made a lot of different ones, for which I used not only fabric scraps but also a lot of smaller pieces of ribbon and elastic. 

DIY play food: a bag of candyDIY play food: a bag of candy

DIY play food: a bag of candyDIY play food: a bag of candy

 DIY play food: a bag of candyDIY play food: a bag of candy

One you have a nice set of candy, sew a candy bag using the reusable gift bags tutorial I shared a couple of weeks ago. 

DIY play food: a bag of candy

For this one, I used some fabric leftover from some long gone curtains and a bit of golden ribbon. 

DIY play food: a bag of candy

I like that the bag is semi-transparent and you can see all the different colors of the play candy inside. 

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Now pair the candy bag with some felt doughnuts and you are ready for an awesome tea party!

DIY play food: a bag of candy
DIY play food: a bag of candy

Or to embark in some cavity free trick or treating...

DIY play food: a bag of candy

DIY play food: a bag of candy

Other post in the Play Food Series:


http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/10/diy-felt-food-box-of-doughnuts.html


Have a great week!

keeping it real, craft blog




28 comments:

  1. I love your felt food ideas so much better than store-bought versions! Time for me to learn how to sew, lol!

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    1. Thank you! These candy can be made totally no sew of you prefer. Just use fabric glue instead!

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  2. This is SUPER cute! Love the idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  3. Oh this is awesome. My daughter loves playing with her kitchen, she has tea parties literally every day. My mum likes working the sewing machine so I think I will be sending her this post!!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. I hope your daughter loves them as much as mine! Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  4. This is adorable! It'd be fun to get my 6-year-old twins to help make these. They love pretend play with their tea set. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You can use fabric glue instead of sewing the rectangles of fabric. That will make it easier for the kids!

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  5. These are the cutest! I actually thought they were edible until I clicked over.

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    1. They are free of calories, at least...Thank you for stopping by

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  6. Aw these are brilliant, I have made Monkey some play food but I haven't made any sweets yet these are fab and easy :) thank you #toddlerapprovedtuesday

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    1. Check out the dougnuts too, they are my personal favorite, even though my daughter loved the candy!

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  7. Ahh! I used to do this when I was little with fabric scraps my mom had from her sewing projects. Yours look a lot tidier than the ones I made when I was 10 :)

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    1. But I be you had a lot more fun with them when you were ten...Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Your play food is adorable - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  9. So realistic looking! Soon my granddaughter will be old enough to enjoy these. I'll pin this for her for later. thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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  10. Oh these are adorable! Such a cute little addition to pretend play. Thanks for linking up with #toddlerapprovedtuesday xx

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  11. These are adorable! Love the choice of colors and fabric! Would be such a cute topper to a present.

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  12. Super cute and the Most Viewed this week...it will be featured!! :-) Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I already left a comment on your blog too!

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  13. What a clever idea! Your little candies are absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your craft at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa, have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. What a clever idea, Teresa. They look so good in the semi-transparent bag.

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