Friday, July 20, 2012

Mini Candy Bar Cover Tutorial

Hey Practical Scrappers Fans, Christine up today and  I am here to share with you a cute and quick way to jazz up mini candy bars and turn them into a sweet and thoughtful gift.  I've created several of these with different sentiments to have on hand to give away to friends who need a pick me up or to be celebrated!  First off here's the finished project:

I decided to use Hershey's Nuggets for my candy bars.  Anything that is minituarized would work, but I like the thickness of the Nuggets and they come with silver or gold wrappers which are easy to match.
I cut one inch strips from my patterned paper.  I then put a piece of double sided tape on the bottom of the candy bar and attached the strip.  I wrapped it all the way around and added more double sided to tape to connect it at the bottom.  They look fabulous already and you could use a bolder pattern paper and stop at this point, but I took it a step further and added some Clear Layered Stickers.
I went with some small flowers, but you could do words or gems...the possibilities are endless.  Consider also that you could do something very simple and make it shine with embellishing...Clear Layered Stickers are already beautifully embellished so that made things quick and easy.

Once you've gone to the effort to make these candy bars so cute, why not add some cute packaging
I originally thought I would use a ziploc bag, but it was wider than I needed it to be.  I actually ended up using the cellophane wrapping from a package of Momenta stickers...perfect size and recycling!

I created my top using pieces from a Boxed Card Kit.  I went for the marquee shape that I topped off with some coordinating cardstock.  I used the plain cardstock on there so there is room to personalize it.  The card kits all contain sentiments, borders, and icon die cuts and that is where the rest of my card came from.  I added a scallop circle matting to the sentiment and popped up the butterflies with dimensional foam tape.  All in all a simple little project that will make anyone smile!  

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Krafthead said...

simply adorable!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Love this idea! So cute and creative!