I've done this in the past but wanted to do something different this year.
I came up with 3 ideas and this is the one I used this year.
They were not that difficult to make and I was happy about that since I had 59 to make! It took me almost 2 hours once I had my supplies and got the hang of it.
If you are interested in making your own, here is the supply list and the tricks I found that made life easier.
- Photo - I bought the popcorn bucket at The Dollar Tree for ...um...$1.00 and filled it with popcorn. I inverted a bowl inside of it so I didn't have to pop a lot of popcorn. Two bags worked perfectly and I did it on movie night so my family had their popcorn. I have Microsoft Picture It! Premium 10 edition, which I used to alter the picture.
- Packs of Popcorn - found at Sam's Club.
- Ribbon - I have curling ribbon in every color by the big spool. It's so much cheaper when it's on sale than buying little rolls all the time.
- Scotch Tape - I put tape on the corner where I hole punched the cellophane wrapper since the cellophane wrapper tore when I tried to whole punch it by itself. I took one piece of tape and folded over the edge so it was double thickness.
- Hole Punch - see above.
- Scissors - for curling ribbon.
- Hole punch all the pictures.
- Put a piece of tape on the corner of all of the packs of popcorn.
- Hole punch all the popcorn (just shake the popcorn pack down inside the cellophane wrapper so you don't hole punch the popcorn.)
- Cut pieces of curling ribbon in 12" lengths.
- Put the picture and packet of popcorn back to back.
- Connect with a piece of ribbon.
- Curl ribbon with scissors.
After I had all of them made, I laid them on top of each order of cookies and added more curling ribbon to hold everything together. I did this for the cookies I sold but Curtis just took the cases of cookies he sold to work and gave a popcorn pack out to each of his customers. This is why I wanted them attached in the corner.
As you can see in the picture, I also added a little white tag with the customer's name on it and either the amount they owe or the word "paid" on it so we knew who we had to collect from.