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!