A Quick & Easy Gift


Who doesn't love candy? And if you're like me, you still have gifts to get for people on your list. At this time of year most grocery and discount stores have specials on Hershey and Ghiradelli Chocolate bars, usually for about $1-2 each. These are always great to have on hand when you need a small little something quick–they make excellent co-worker gifts, stocking stuffers, or you can even add them to a larger gift in place of a gift tag.

Here's the front:


And here's the back–easy peasy:


I designed this particular bar wrapper for one of the make n takes at my Holiday Scrapbook Party earlier this month.

Supplies:
Paper – Basic Grey
Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
Diecuts – “Be Merry” and Scalloped Borders (Quickutz), Scalloped Square (Spellbinders)
Rhinestone – Darice
Punches – Martha Stewart
Ribbon – May Arts
Ink – Colorbox Chalk
Candy Bar – Hershey's

Assembly:

  1. Cut two 8″ x 1″ strips of paper. Cut the edges with decorative scissors or a punch. I used the Quickutz 12″ Scallop Dies to cut these strips.
  2. Wrap strips on outside edges of candy bar, covering label. The scalloped edges should be facing outwards.
  3. Cut a patterned paper to 4″ x 8″. Wrap around candy bar so decorative edges of strips show but the brown Hershey's label is covered.
  4. Tie a pretty bow on.
  5. Add a label or tag with a greeting. Here I cut a scalloped Square and then set a smaller square in the center. Then I glued the whole thing to a larger square. I added a snowflake, rhinestone, and greeting.

And here is another one I made just copying the design but using some scrap Christmas paper I had:



Right now Xaver is in the other room making these for his co-workers. They are easy, frugal, and handmade — what's not to love?!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “A Quick & Easy Gift

  1. Merry Christmas, Jennifer, and best wishes for a creative 2009!

    Posted on December 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm
  2. Oh those are so adorable. Great idea! I need to summons you to make me some of these adorable albums you make – for us. You are so talented. I love your work.
    Hope your Christmas was incredible. Happy New Year too!
    Hugs, Angie

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    Posted on December 29, 2008 at 1:55 pm