July 4th Favor Packaging for Candy: Ideas You Can DIY!

All ready for the 4th of July fireworks? Picnic gear? BBQ grill? A cookout menu? Recipes for fruity summer drinks? Mini flags? Sparklers for the kids? Even summer dresses for the ladies’ OOTD? Good for you! But why not toss in one final flourish that’s sure to make this July 4th even more special. We’re talking about patriotic party favors filled with candy!

The candy fillers can actually be any of your faves—as long as they are in red, blue, and white or silver. But the extra spark is in the packaging! So we found 6 clever ways of containing the candy and decorating the packs with true 4th of July flair. All doable and sure to delight your party or picnic guests!

Getting Creative with the Stars and Stripes!

With elements as iconic as the tri-color flag with its stars and stripes, these packaging projects certainly made the most of them. Check out each how-to tutorial, and choose which July 4th candy favor packaging will be your sweet choice!


From clear favor bags to crafty patriotic containers, give your favorite candy in these July 4th favor bags and boxes.

Note: We added our own “handy hack” for each packaging idea. Just in case you run out of time or prefer an easier option (who doesn’t, right?).

1 – Clear boxes with stick-on stripes – from Design Eat Repeat

Red licorice bites look extra appealing peeping out from clear, food-safe boxes, with white stripes made of sticker paper and a stars printable (included in the link).

Handy hack: Fill the clear boxes with alternating strips of red licorice sticks and white candy sticks. No need to stick on the stripes!

2 – DIY tags and twist ties and scalloped tags – from Evermine

Clear cello bags filled with cherry and blueberry Jelly Bellies get a fun twist, with printable paper ribbon over florist wire tying each bag shut. Then, matching round scallop tags to finish! 

Handy hack: Find decorative ribbon with stars and/or stripes, and don’t feel guilty about not making those DIY twist ties!

3 – “Takeout box” packaging – from Artsy Fartsy Mama

This packaging project owes its fancy, festive look to Cricut templates and special art paper and card stock.

Handy hack: Go ahead and use ready-made takeout boxes. If you find red ones, yay! Although white ones will work too, since you’ll decorate them anyway.

4 – Made with muslin – from Tell Love and Party

Simple cotton muslin bags have a charm of their own. Perk that up for July 4th with playful, patriotic iron-ons (link to the printable is in the post), then fill the bags with candy, party poppers, glow sticks, sparklers, etc.

Handy hack: Muslin drawstring bags a tad out of your budget? Use good old kraft paper bags instead, and print the printables on sticker paper rather than iron-on sheets.

5 – Striped bags plus stars stick-on – from Oh Happy Day

Red paper bags, white washi tape, blue card stock, a star stamp, a silver stamp pad, and mini clothespins (optional) are all you need.

Handy hack: Shop around for red-and-white striped bags or gift wrapping paper, and you can save on 1 step.

6 – Favor cube with Hershey’s Kisses – from Just Candy

This product comes fully assembled and filled. Just click to order!

Handy hack: Recreate this same look with clear acrylic or acetate boxes, blue paper strips, and flag printouts or stickers. Then fill with candies in red, white and blue.

7 – Patriotic gift bags – from Amazon

Prepare guest gift bags at a bbq filled with goodies such as patriotic sunglasses, sunblock, and water bottles.

Handy hack: Use a combination of tissue wrapping in red, white, and blue for an eye-catching display.

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