LifeSaver Thank You Gift

Finally, I found some time to sit down and work on some more projects for the clear tube craft challenge.  While walking through the candy aisle at my local grocery store, a box of gummy LifeSavers caught my eye. I figured these candies were the perfect size to fit in the plastic tube and that is how this fun lifesaver thank you gift idea was conceived.

LifeSaver Thank You Gift

This thank you gift was so easy to make. You only need a few supplies and a few minutes.

Supplies You Will Need:

  • Clear Craft Tube with Lid (affiliate link)
  • Gummy LifeSaver Candy
  • Thin Ribbon or Cording
  • White Cardstock
  • Craft Glue
  • Transparent Tape

Tools You Will Need:

  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher

I used a 3.5 ounce package of Gummy LifeSavers and it was the perfect amount of candy to fill the plastic tube.

Fill Plastic Tube with LifeSaver Candy

It was a little tricky getting them all in the tube. To ensure they all laid the proper lay inside the tube, I ended up stacking them all up on my table and slowly lowering the tube over the stack.  I had to rock the tube back and forth a little bit because the candy wanted to stick to the sides. If you prefer, you can use regular LifeSaver candies instead of the gummy ones. Once the tube if filled with the candy, pop on the lid.

Now you get to decorate the plastic tube!  I created these printables to use, or you can design your own. Start out by printing out either the JPG or PDF versions of these templates.

LifeSaver Thank You Gift

| PDF | JPG |

Cut out each piece.  Wrap the waves pattern around the bottom of the plastic tube. You may have to trim the width of the waves down to get a nice fit. Use a piece of transparent tape to hold it in place.

Cut a piece of ribbon about 12-inches long (I actually used two just for the fun of it). Slip one end of the ribbon into the hole you punched in the “Thanks! You’re a Lifesaver!”. Tie it around the top of the plastic tube.

Spread some glue on the back side of the red and white lifesaver template. Place this on the lid. Let the glue dry. Your lifesaver thank you gift is now done. What do you think of it?

I had so much fun making this project, and creating the printables for it, that I plan on making more using different candies and themes.  If you have a great idea, share it here and I may be able to come up with a set of printables for it.

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15 comments for “LifeSaver Thank You Gift

  1. Casey
    06/17/2013 at 1:32 pm

    GREAT idea – I LOVE it!!!

  2. Judy
    06/17/2013 at 3:33 pm

    Sherri would the individually wrapped peppermint, butterscotch or lifesaver candies fit in these tubes?

    • 06/17/2013 at 3:44 pm

      I would think a roll of hard lifesaver candies would fit in these okay. I think the gummy LifeSavers are a little larger across than the hard candies… The tube is about 1 1/4-inches across so it would depend on the size of the other candies. I would think they would fit okay, however they might not sit as nicely as the LifeSavers because of the wrappers.

  3. 06/17/2013 at 5:20 pm

    Love the printable, Sherri – turned out super cute!

  4. Dianna
    06/17/2013 at 8:08 pm

    What a great idea! I think something like this would be fun as a birthday party favor.

  5. 06/18/2013 at 8:26 am

    I love it and downloaded the JPG. Thank you, Sherri!

    I’ve forgotten where you got the plastic tube. Can you please remind me?

    We’re traveling. I plan to make this when we get home as a little “thank you” gift for the friend who is sitting our dogs.

    • 06/18/2013 at 9:26 am

      HI Eileen, I got my tubes at our local crafts store (Crafts Direct), but I do include a link to some in this tutorial… Although I need to find a new online craft source!

      • 06/19/2013 at 8:15 am

        Thanks, Sherri. I didn’t notice the link.

  6. 06/18/2013 at 3:54 pm

    This is precious! I love it! I would be super happy if you would come over and link this up at Party In Polka Dots!! It’s going on now and you won’t really be “late” to the party because I was late posting it! See you there!! Shelley

  7. 06/19/2013 at 3:25 pm

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  8. 06/30/2013 at 4:36 pm

    These are so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Blog Hop. The party will be back this week starting Tuesday and 8:00PM mountain time. We can’t wait to see what you have to share this week.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

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