Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The M and M's Story Holder
Had made up Christmas gifts using this poem a few years back but decided I wanted to make some up for the craft show I am doing this Saturday. In my gifts I gave the large bags of M&Ms but for the craft show I wanted to make a smaller holder using the mini bags of M&Ms. (Fun Size) This is what I came up with. Here is the poem I used:
The M&Ms Story
As you hold these candies in your hand,
And turn them you will see,
The M becomes a W, an E, and then a 3.
They tell the Christmas story;
It's one I'm sure you know.
It took place in a stable a long, long time ago.
The E is for the East, where the star shone so bright.
The M is for the Manger where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the Wisemen, bearing gifts they say they came.
W is for Worship, Hallelujah, Praise His Name.
So as you eat these candies,
or share them with a friend,
Remember the meaning of Christmas,
It's a love story that never ends.
For the holders I cut a piece of card stock 4" x 8". I then scored it at 7/8", 4 1/8", and 4 3/4". I then took a small strip of printed card stock and put it on the small flap that was made with the 7/8" score. I printed out the poem off the computer onto white card stock and cut it to the size I wanted. Put coloured card stock under that and put it on the front flap of the holder. Used a large glue dot on the bag of the mini bag of M&Ms and put that inside the holder. I then folded over the small flap covered in the printed card stock and using a small circle punch I made two holes for the ribbon to go through and then tied a bow. For the Christmas tree I used the Fiskars tree punch and used a glue pen to put that on the poem piece. Added a crystal to the top of the tree from my stash. With printing things off your computer you can change the font to whatever you want for each item. I made a lot of these and once all the holders are cut to size and the poem is printed and trimmed they go together quickly. TFL