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Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors

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Make Indian Corn Thanksgiving favors with this step by step tutorial. Stamp the tags with words of Thanksgiving or guests’ names for place cards!

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Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors

It is November –  yay!  I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving!  It is one of my favorite holidays though it tends to get overlooked sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas.  

indian corn favors made with sixlets in basket with white pumpkin

I for one love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, splurging on a great breakfast and then heading to the kitchen to cook with my mom and the boys.  Since we are heading out to my mom’s house for dinner this year, I thought it would be fun to bring these Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors with me.

Aren’t they cute?  I can just see these waiting by the door to greet your guests before dinner or for them to take with them for the drive home.  If you stamp the tags with your guests’ names, they are the perfect place cards!

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How to Make Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors

Make Indian Corn Thanksgiving favors with this step by step tutorial. Stamp the tags with words of Thanksgiving or guests' names for place cards!
  1. Fill each pretzel bag about half way full of Fall Sixlets – each favor has about 1/2 cup of Sixlets but you can adjust this as needed.  The pretzel bags are longer and thinner than regular cello bags.
  2. Use a small length of twine to tie the bag closed and cut off most of the excess bag.  Leave about 1-2 inches so the twine doesn’t slip off.
  3. Cut a 5 inch x 5 inch square from your kraft wrapping paper.  (You could try a lunch bag if you don’t have kraft wrapping paper.) Crumble it into a ball and flatten it back out several times.  This will be the corn husk and crumpling it gives it a more realistic look.
  4. Using your scissors, cut long strips into the kraft paper and stop about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the kraft paper square.
  5. Wrap the kraft paper ‘husk’ around the top of the bag where you tied it closed with twine.  The paper husk will wrap around several times.
  6. Use another piece of twine to tie the husk on.  You want this twine long enough to tie and knot the husk on and also to attach the tag, so give yourself a little extra length.  Tie the husk on tightly and make a small knot.  (You could also try hot glue, but I just stuck with twine.)
  7. Stamp words of Thanksgiving on each kraft tag: thankful, bounty, gratitude, etc.  If you are using these for place cards, stamp your guests’ name on the tags.  Tie the tag on and trim any excess twine.

I really love the colors, the simplicity and you know how much I love stamped kraft tags.  I can’t wait to surprise our family with these Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors!

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This post was originally published in November 2014 and updated with new information and photos in November 2019.




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  1. You’re bringing them with you? Jumping up and down, hand over mouth making Indian sounds – woo woo woo!!! Turning cartwheels in the living room. Then silently walking to get a cup of tea with a smile on my face.

  2. That’s great getting all that candy to distribute for holidays. Smart idea using candy the way you figured it out. Such an adorable way to give them out with the corn husks on bag. You are so talented. Love this idea and pinning. Happy week and seasons

  3. This is such a cute idea! Adding to my “Thanksgiving” pinterest board! Visiting from the HomeWork link party.

  4. Such a great idea! Fingers crossed that the bag of Sixlets I have open on my craft desk last until Thanksgiving for me to make these!

  5. Oh my goodness! These are absolutely darling! That’s some fun happy mail! Pinning! I’d love for you to share this at my Creative Ways Link Party if you get a chance. It is live on Wednesdays at 8pm central. Hope to see you there!

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  9. Love this idea and sooo cute. I think it’s one the Chazman and I will make and take with us to visit my sister and her family. My youngest niece will love it!!! (if I can keep the Chazman from eating them before then…hehe)

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  12. Those are seriously so adorable!!! I love Sixlets…they always have such fun colors for cute projects like this!!!

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  14. LOVE these Thanksgiving treats!! found you on Take a look Tuesday and will be following your great ideas. I’m going to try reeses pieces too! Here’s my latest craft for the kids. http://satsumadesigns.com/diy-kids-birthday-wrapping-paper/ best, jen

  15. So cute!! I’m hosting a link party on Saturdays- please stop by and link up! It’s at 8 PM called “Found & Foraged.” Hope to see you there! Laura

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  18. These are great and so easy to make – just what we need when things are hectic – an easy, clever, colorful party favor. Putting them in a basket with some raffia will give it that “fresh from the farm” look to decorate your table before the turkey arrives, or, as you suggested, have one by each place setting with the guest’s name.

    Found you on Jill’s Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons.

    Tavette – S. Florida

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  22. I love your idea! Definitely using this Thanksgiving season. How many individual corns does one package of Sixlets make?

  23. How much candy do you need for one pretzel bag? I’m going to do this for an entire class and not sure how much candy to order. Also, what is the size of the pretzel bag? Thanks.

  24. Hi! Can you tell me how many bags you were able to make and how much sixlets candy you used? Do you think a 5lb bag of candy would make 40 corn favors?


    1. Super cute! Although I think a better name for this would be ”Thanksgiving Corn.” “Indian” isn’t the right term for indigenous people.

      1. “Indian Corn” is one of the correct names for ornamental corn. I don’t think the corn finds this name offensive.

    1. Hi Julie – I used about 1/2 cup of the Sixlets to fill each pretzel bag, so it will just depend on what size bag of Sixlets you purchase. You can also use harvest colored M&Ms or Indian Corn Candy corn as well. Happy crafting and thanks so much for stopping by Shaken Together!

      1. Thank you for this idea! Just made these with fall M&Ms and candy corn (discounted after Halloween sale) and added name tags so they will double as placecards at our Thanksgiving table. Thanks again.

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