Friday, July 15, 2016

DIY Gift Box Candy Bar Wrapper

Melina loves chocolate.  Her mom asked to incorporate a few of her favorite candy bars into the sweets table.  When she made the request, Mrs. Lucy and I had already planned for a candy assortment, sugar cookies, a variety of cupcakes, the cake, chocolate-dipped treats and more.
The expense to purchase candy bars, to purchase a candy wrap design to fit the theme, to print on a quality paper and to assemble, simply put, wasn’t worth it.  Think about it, the candy bars weren’t serving a major purpose (like favors or a table highlight) so, I planned to purchase one dozen bars and make it work.  I came up with a DIY design using a few materials found almost anywhere paper is sold.  It was super easy and will work with any theme!

 Here’s what you need:

-       -   Standard-sized candy bar of your choice
-       -   Cardstock or scrapbook paper in your choice of print/color
-       -   Glue
-       -   Thin ribbon (I purchased the thin ribbon spool from Michaels for less than $.50)

Here’s what you do:

1.  Trim the paper lengthwise to be the width you need for the candy bar.

2.  Cut the paper in half. Using 8.5 x 11 cardstock, I trimmed about 2 inches off from the width and cut the paper in half to wrap an entire Hershey’s bar.

3.  Cut 10” of ribbon and lay it on top of a candy bar. 

4.  Wrap with the paper, gluing the back for added security.

5.  Tie the ribbon into a bow and dab glue behind the bow to hold it in place.

Easy, elegant and versatile for any event!  You could replace the bow with a label, a theme-appropriate sticker, or a hand-written message.  

The best part?  This treat can fit any theme and served as a subtle nod to the baby shower theme!


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