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A spirited holiday celebration calls for a fun take-home treat, like this goody bag of candies arranged to resemble the American flag.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2011


  • Cellophane bags, 2 inches by 10 inches

  • Blue sixlets

  • Cocoa stirrers, in Vanilla and Cinnamon

  • Waxed linen thread, in Country Red


  1. Start by partially filling a 2-by-10-inch cellophane bag with blue candies to stand in for stars.

  2. Then add red and white candy sticks to mimic stripes.

  3. Tie the bag with red waxed twine, and don't be surprised if you catch yourself humming "Stars and Stripes Forever."

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