Have you seen videos from We R Memory Keepers or Project Life showing off the amazing Fuse tool? I follow both companies on instagram, and have been drooling ever since the product was announced. I have been searching our Michaels regularly for one, but had no luck until last week. I finally found the Project Life version of the tool (from what I can tell, they are the same, but different packaging/brand name) and snatched up the last one. My daughter was super excited too, because while I use the Project Life app, she does physical Project Life and has been itching to create some waterfall sleeves for our recent visit to New York City.
I had other ideas in mind for my Fuse though, and the first of which was custom sized treat bags for these candy kebabs.
These candy kebabs were created for our soccer team’s year end party, and I made them green with a little yellow to match our teams lime green color. They included gumballs, gummy candy, sour strips, and taffy (which melted!), which were all threaded onto a bamboo skewer. I had cellophane bags for packaging, but they were much to large, and when folded over, the many layers obscured the pretty view of the candy below. That’s where the Fuse came into play – I used it to essentially cut the bags in half.
To make your own custom size treat bags, here’s what you will need:
- cellophane bags
- Fuse tool with cutting blade (or you can also use the one by We R Memory Keepers)
- Fuse ruler
- glass cutting mat (I used a thick plastic clipboard but it did melt a little, so I highly recommend a glass mat.)
To start, find the middle point across the width of your bag. Make a small mark with the Fuse.
Turn the ruler around and use it as a guide to cut straight down the middle of the bag.
Voila! You have two bags. You can also fuse together cellophane wrap and ziploc bags. The key is to leave excess though – the seal will come apart if you try to slip something large between the layers if there is not enough room for it to stretch.
I placed my candy kebabs in stick first, and poked it through the sealed end of the bag. The top was gathered and tied with matching baker’s twine (also from We R Memory Keepers). Wouldn’t these make great party favours?
Oh and PS… this isn’t a sponsored post, and I wasn’t even given the Fuse tool – I just really like it that much! Now go grab one for yourself and tell me what you create!