Package up your granola! {DIY}

by Megan on May 24, 2013

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Last weekend, while I was in Florida, the second Rock Paper Scissors Craft Mart happened! I was asked to make vendor gifts, and needed to make something that would still be super-fresh and awesome come Sunday. I opted to make my favorite coconut oil granola with dried strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and roasted coconut.

P.S. I’m totes selling baked goodness at the next one!

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They needed 25, so I made 30 just in case. It turns out that a triple batch of this coconut oil granola is the perfect amount (with all the mix-ins). I stirred in the dried berries, coconut, and chocolate chips, and divided it up into large zip top bags. I weighed it all and divided it by 30 to ensure that I use the maximum amount of granola per bag! (Math, you guys. The only time I feel ok about it is with food.) I sewed some small vertical labels on each bag, zig-zag stitch style. Next time I’d make the top of the label long enough to fold over and then sew.

Have you guys ever used your sewing machine for packaging? If not, I totally recommend you give it a shot! It’s pretty simple, once you get the bobbin figured out. I always forget how to thread that jerk. There WERE a few casualties (crooked, what?!), but nothing I couldn’t redo. I hope everyone liked them!

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For the last show I packaged up Large Marge Chocolate Chunk Cookies and packaged them like this.

P.S. These are the glassine bags I bought for this! I wanted the bright berries to show through a little bit. I also bought some of the pink bags too. Girl can’t help it.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin May 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

Oh, wow. Let me tell you, if I received a bag of this as a gift, I would be entirely blissful. The bags are so cute! Also, I totally feel you with the maths. Only ok in regards to recipes. And I definitely want to try this one.

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Megan May 24, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Thanks, Erin! You know how to make a girl feel good. And yes! Recipe math is the only math.

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Cristina May 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

Super adorable

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Megan May 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Thanks, girl!

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Erika May 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Freakin Cuteness!! I would have to use staples because I can not sew..so mine would be more industrial looking.. LOL

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Megan May 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Yes! Thanks, Erika! Staples are totes industrial.

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Megan May 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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Megan May 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Thanks, Megan!! <3

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Billy May 26, 2013 at 11:35 am

you’ve got it going on. these look soooo goood! I’m a sucker for good packaging.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe May 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm

You know I love that granola! Mega-cute packaging too!

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Marie June 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

hi! i was a vendor at the show and let me tell you..seeing that cute little bag on my table was a delightful surprise! i didn’t end up opening it up until i got home and OH MY GOD…it was so freakin’ good. thank you!
and yes, i think you should definitely be selling at the next one.
take care.
marie

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