Okay. If yoiu have been following my blog for a while, you know that I have been making candy bar wrappers for Christmas for a couple years. (See my Favorite Projects in the left hand column and click on Santa Candy Bar.) Well, this year I decided to do something a little different and make a Reindeer candy bar wrapper for a regular size candy bar.
Supplies needed for this project include:
1 regular Hershey Candy bar
5 1/2" x 6 7/8" Chocolate Chip cardstock (base)
1 - scallop circle punch Close to Cocoa cardstock cut in half (only use half)
1 - 3/4" circle punch Chocolate Chip cardstock cut in half
2 - 3/4" circle punch whisper white cardstock
2 - 1/2" circle punch Basic Black cardstock
1 - 1 1/4" circle punch Real Red cardstock
1 - 1 3/4" circle punch Chocolate Chip cardstock
2- brown pipe cleaners (12" length" from Walmart) (Do not use your good paper and ribbon scissors on pipe cleaners. Craft and Rubber scissors or household scissors work well.)
white gel pen
Make the antlers using pipe cleaners. Cut 1 pipe cleaner in 2 - 4 1/2" sections. Throw excess away. This is the base of your antlers. Cut the other pipe cleaner in 4 - 3" sections. Two of these sections will be placed on each base making a double T.
Wrap each strip 1 time around base, Form them in a V. And cut off excess so the sides are even.
Tape the ends of the candy bar inside.
Fold Chocolate Chip cardstock base around candy bar. Place sticky strip on 1 edge and tape to candy bar. Place 2 strips of sticky strip on front inside of candy bar wrapper. Place antlers on sticky strip. Make sure the antlers are even.
Wrap the chocolate chip wrapper base around the candy bar. Adhere to the candy bar with sticky strip. This way the wrapper will stay on the cnady bar. How long you ask? Well I have had candy bar wrappers last more than 1 year.
Now place the scallop circle half on the top of your candy bar wrapper. With the white gel pen, place a white arc on the Basic Black 1/2" circles. Adhere the Basic Black circles to the Whisper White circles. Take the half Chocolate Chip circles and adhere to the top of the Whisper White circles. (You are making eyelids.)
Place the 1 3/4" Close to Cocoa circle on the Chocolate Chip base. Use a dimensional to place the Real Red circle on the Close to Cocoa circle. (It's not centered. It's closer to the bottom of the circle.)
There are many great uses for these Rudolph Candy Wrappers. I am going to use them as place cards on my holiday dinner table. I am adding a ribbon on the bottom and adding a tag with the persons name. What a great way to decorate my table.
By using regular Hershey candy bars, I am keeping my costs low! And this week, they are on sale at Walgreen's for 49 cents each (limit 6). And they are quick to make.
So I challenge you to go buy some candy bars and go through your scrap pile and make some candy bar wrappers. They also make great stocking stuffers!