Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tutorial...waxed paper pockets!

We are getting ready to go camping/hunting for the holiday weekend.

With thier bows and arrows in thier quivers...the boys will be searching for a huge bull elk.

Mr. Honeys favorite to take up on the mountain is a salted nut roll.
A few weeks back, I was visiting Nan over to Pots and Pins and spied THIS RECIPE for Salted Nut Bars.
I thought he would like homemade ones better!
I knew they would be perfect for the I made up a batch and they were a huge hit!

So yesterday I made up another batch to take on our trip....this is how I like to package for individual treats.

I cut waxed paper into 6" wide strips across the width of the roll...which is 12".

Fold a strip in half measures 6" x 6".

Stitch around 3 sides with a colorful zig-zag stitch....leave the 4th side open.

Place the treat inside....

And stitch closed...backstitch to secure.
Sorry for the fuzzy photo!

I switched up colors to make it more interesting...

The packaging keeps them fresh and also makes them convenient for packed lunches....I also like to make these waxed paper pockets for cookies and brownies.
Thanks Nan for the recipe...these Salted Nut Bars are perfect for an after school snack!

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Stephanie said...

Lori, great idea. This is great for kids parties, presents, etc. I will definately remember this! Steph

Rae Ann said...

You are Miss Clever for sure! What a great idea that you had making waxed paper wrapers and sealing them with a zig zag. Way cool!!! Did I hear that you were giving these out at Halloween?

I hope your guys bag them an elk!Good luck to them both!

Lisa said...

Wonderful idea, how clever!!!!

Nedra said...

I've made Salted Peanut Chews for years. They've always been a big hit at my house. I love the way you've wrapped them.
Have fun this weekend. I hope your hunt is successful.

Jan Marie said...

Ok I saw the post to and made the nut roll bars. My nuts kept falling off what did I do wrong? Yours look yummy by the way.

Rosina said...

Haha, now that is a such a smart idea! The color coding would work perfect for my 3 kids to because it never fails that each one wants something slightly different than the others and I'm forever making little notes on packages for them. Oooh I know, I could stitch their initials on them! LOL.

Kathie said...

you are just so creative and what a great way to show your DH how important that sewing machine is :)
Have a great weekend

Barbara said...

what a sweet napkin ! I love the stitching pattern - just too nice !

Diana said...

Oh, Lori!! You are SO clever!!!
Super cute idea!
diana in Illinois

Quiltingdaisy said...

This is the MOst useful tutorial I have seen in a long time. So simple yet useful for so many things.
Thank you for sharing it.

a little bit biased said...

Wow, it's only 7:30 in the morning, but those look yummy! You really go all out don't you!?! They're so cute ~ everyone will love them! Have a great time on your holiday weekend!

trish said...

What a clever idea! :o)
This would be perfect for my children and even a few of their friends! :o)
I am having a little give a way and would love for you to drop by. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Isn't nan the best. I adore her. I would never of thought to do this with food. You're so incredibly clever. I always get such inspiration from you. I am so glad you're my BFF or I"d be jealous of your talent.

Quilt Monkey said...

Oh my gosh I love this idea!! I've struggled with ways to package edible goodies in the past. I'm usually doing things at the last minute and don't have store-bought wrappers on hand. Thanks for the tip!

Bolo heads said...

Are you entering your quilt in the fair before you go camping? I was hoping that you were and that I could see your work in person. I take the dresses that I have made for my girls trough out the year. I will be there on Saturday dropping off my loot.

Madame Samm said...

Enjoy your holiday/hunting trip and those wax paper baggies ...well they are my most favourite new thingie that I cannot live without...I only package with wax paper around here..Such a great idea Lori..
and of course fancy stitches bonus lol..
blessings madame samm

Madame Samm said...

Did I or did I not think I wrote a comment? lol..
Well anyway, cheerio to the holiday and those wax baggies..oh them..and I bet fancy stitches an option
Great idea, any reason to get out the kind of lady..
blessings madame samm

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Flashback! We used to take our sandwiches to school in waxed paper bags and then sit on them going down the slide at recess. It polished the slide to a super fast shine! Of course, that was in the day when metal slides weren't too dangerous for poor, fragile children:) And our bags weren't so pretty!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

these are as cute as can be but in waxed paper aren't they too "NOISY" for hunting, LOL!!!!

Micki said...

Sounds all yummy...great ideas!

Pots and Pins said...

Oh my goodness gracious! The only thing that could make Salted Nut Bars better is the darling way you packaged them! I'm going to have to make another batch just so I can sew them up in wax paper! So, so clever of you!!! Thanks for the mention on your blog - when I tuned into mine today I saw I had a big bump in visits - that's always a nice thing! I'm in SLC, but my family needs me so I have no time to play but one of these times when I get here I need to meet up with you and Nanette...I think we're triplets separated at birth! xo, Nan, the OTHER Nanette

Funoldhag said...

Boy, do those look yummy!! And a great way to package them and keep them fresh. Bet they don't hang around long, though!! Carol

Loraine said...

You are way too cleaver! Love this idea a lot. Thanks for sharing.
BTW, I just have to tell you how much fun my DD and I have had the past couple of days looking at all your posts about sew nights with Kass. My Cambry is 9 and just learning to sew. She thinks Kassidy is the most wonderful and talented girl ever. Every project you have shared with us, my DD wants to try too! LOL
Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

That is such a fun idea! I am having some friends over in a couple of weeks for a sewing/quilt shop shopping weekend. I will have to make up some snacks like this. Thanks for sharing!

Denise in PA said...

The salted nut bars sound delicious. I'll definitely give them a try. They'd be a hit in my house. But, the little bags are a fantastic idea! They'd be great for bake sales. And Christmas gifts - I'm getting all sorts of ideas o:)

trish said...

Good Morning Lori. :o)
Thank you for your kind words left on Jodi's blog regarding my little Etsy shop an the lanyard. :o) Each is a one of a kind. :o) I would be happy to create one for you, if you would like. :o) Just let me know and I will get right on it and post in my Etsy. :o)
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. What a treat to have such a long weekend with family!! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...


Brenda said...

Clever! I love it!

Me said...

Hubby and I are leaving for Co on Friday for his annual elk hunt. I'm going to make these bars for him - thank you! I plan on using heart-healthy mixed nuts and a concoction of agave & powder milk instead of the condensed sweet milk.

Can you tell me if they freeze well?

Vivian said...

What a great idea! Do they keep it fresh for very long?

Kimmie said...

What a sweet creative idea. Do you need a best friend...cuz I 'm volunteering!

Mama to 8
One homemade and 7 adopted

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