FREE Mini Holiday Bonbons | December 21, 2012

If you're anything like me, you've left all your holiday gifts and projects to the very last minute so for those in the same boat, here's a last minute freebie for you! 

A set of mini patterned bonbons in pretty colours which can be filled with candy and used as small holiday gifts or as festive table-setting favours. You may even choose to simply use them as decorations.

The PDF is 3mb and may take awhile to download. If you have any issues downloading, try right clicking (Control and Click on the mac) on the download button and saving directly to your computer.

Please note that the PDF is a 5 page document. 

NOTE: Do not use Mac Preview to view or print this file as the colours may come out completely wrong. Save the file to your computer (Press Control and Click on the download button and "Save Linked File as") and open with Adobe Reader instead. If you do not have this program, you can download it for free from here

  • x-acto knife
  • ruler
  • cutting board
  • white string
  • colour printer
  • good quality, 148gsm (or similar weight) smooth, white paper
  • double-sided tape (or glue)
  • small candy (about jelly bean size)
  • mini plastic bag or tissue paper to hold the candy

Print out the design and, using your x-acto knife and ruler, begin scoring gently along fold lines (from dotted line to dotted line on the print out). Cut out around the template of the first section.

Cutting out the triangles from your template is a very tedious job. To save time, I would suggest folding your template at the middle fold line (as shown in the above image) so that you can cut out both sides in one go! 

Once this is complete, open it back out again and fold along the scored lines so your template will look like the example shown above.

You may have noticed a grey horizontal line running across the design- this is there as a guide for where to join the two sides of your template to form the finished bonbon. Stick some double-sided tape (or glue if you prefer) just above this grey line. Peel off the white backing to reveal the sticky bits.

Begin folding the other side of your bonbon over and line it up with the grey line (make sure to cover the line so that it's not visible on your finished bonbon) and stick down firmly.

Your bonbon should now look like the example above.

Tie some string tightly to hold it together. Trim the ends of your string as close to the knot as possible.

Follow exactly the same steps for the second section of the bonbon which should slip snugly into the first section.

If you're planning on filling your bonbon with candy I would suggest first putting the candy in either a mini plastic sealable bag or wrapping it in tissue paper. 


Constructing your bonbons will not be difficult but it can be time-consuming and tedious (all those triangles!), especially if you are making multiple, so be ready with some good music to listen to while you work!

Print out your design onto good quality, smooth, white stock of medium thickness. For those located in Melbourne, specialty paper suppliers include Papyrus DesignRock Paper Scissors and PapermarcIf the stock is too thick and it will be hard to bend and tricky to construct. If it is too thin it may be too flimsy to hold your candy. Try something that is slightly heavier than your average printer paper. A good way of working out which stock is suitable is to test how easy it is to bend. I have used Superfine Smooth White 148gsm stock which I purchased from Papermarc. 

For more vibrant colours, try glossy photo paper. This is usually available in any stores that stock printer supplies- i.e Dick Smith. 

Always make sure, in the printer 'setup' that you set your printer quality settings to "High" and you select the appropriate paper type (e.g. Photo Paper Plus Glossy II).

I have used a Canon Pixma MG6150 Colour Inkjet Printer to print these Bonbons.

   
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All photos and artwork are © Amy Moss for Eat Drink Chic. Artwork in the downloadable PDF is free strictly for personal use, not for commercial use. Sharing these photos on Pinterest is welcome as long as you credit and link back to eatdrinkchic.com. If you'd like to blog about this post, a) I will love you forever and b) feel free to use a couple of photos provided that you link back to the full post on this page. Please do not distribute my downloadable artwork from your site and, as a courtesy, please do not link directly to the PDF download on my site- Instead, please link back to this page. 

Thanks so much for reading this boring footer stuff! :)

{ all images by Amy Moss }

XO
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Comments

  1. I love your blog, thanks for all the wonderfull freebies :))
  2. Awesome freebie, all of those are so cute!
  3. So cute!!! I love those little sweets ... Tank you so mouche for sharing ;)
  4. Laurence W | Dec 22, 2012
    It's a lovely blog full of nice ideas. Thanks for sharing.
  5. That is super adorable! I wrapped one of my baby cousins' stuff animal like a candy wrapper.
  6. AH once again thank you miss! so much that can be done with these.

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  7. Thank you so much - so lovely. Just made them for our New Year's Eve party :)
  8. SUSI | Dec 31, 2012
    I love your blog. Discovered it via a friends blog and am so excited!
    Thank you for all the wonderful freebies!
  9. mel | Jan 1, 2013
    I think these are so sweet!!
  10. Thanks for your info about Papermarc. I've been looking for a paper supplier in Australia, and I guess now I've found it. Yay! :)

    www.designisyay.com
  11. Chloe Gong | Jan 18, 2013
    Wow! I knew this website through ice cream tags and it sure is brilliant+gorgeous! I admire you, AMY!
    From. Korean Teenager
  12. I admire you, AMY!
  13. libbywilko | Feb 9, 2013
    Thanks I love these.
  14. Hello Kate. I'm from Portugal and I've been following your blog. Congratulations for such wonderful ideias. I have just suggested a template of yours in my blog. You're so creative!
    Have a happy Easter!
    Patrícia
  15. These look amazing!
  16. These are so sweet! I esp love the purplel striped one ;)

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