I gotta tell ya, I love this one. Why? Because it's cute, cheap, yummy and preservative free. We love us some good fresh popcorn, but I don't love all the additives that come in microwave bags. When I saw a way to use paper bags in a magazine, I knew it would make a great gift.
1. Target has these cuties in the dollar spot right now: 2 for $1.00. Perfect.
2. Here we have a folded up paper bag and a bag of raw popcorn kernels. For the kernels, I used a bag that I had left over from some chocolate covered pretzel sticks
3. Now here is the good stuff: m&ms, craisins and marshmallows. I put these in left-over lollipop bags that I actually did make for the 4th of July.
4. Put it all together and here's what you get - a movie night waiting to happen. To step it up a notch, you could add a Blockbuster card or movie theater gift card. I wrote the popping directions on my brown paper bag. They are included below.
Popping Directions: Put 1/4 cup of kernels in a brown paper bag. Fold down the top a few times and microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until popping slows. Add the mix-ins of choice and enjoy!