Around the holidays, large candy bars and boxes of candy are available for about a $1 each at most discount stores like Target and Walmart. My family loves to dress these up with a few supplies from your stash for a thoughtful gift that does not break the bank.  My kids and I made 20 of these for the baristas at Starbuck’s one year. Total cost was $20 for 20 gifts! Not too shabby. 

Here are a couple more ideas:


And Xaver made these for his co-workers one year!



Check out how to make them on the Tombow blog here: http://blog.tombowusa.com/2012/11/14/dressed-up-candy-bars-by-jennifer-priest/


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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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7 thoughts on “Dressed Up Candy Bars by Jennifer Priest

  1. This is a great idea for stocking stuffers! I love the way you’ve varied the candy bar wrappers to change the look. I think the snowman is my favorite one. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

    Posted on November 23, 2012 at 9:23 am
  2. Great ideas, looking forward to winning [email protected] thanks, Julie jm monroe

    Posted on November 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm
  3. Jennifer, these are adorable, and like you said, will not break the bank, but make lovely thoughtful gifts. I love the way you shared different themes and how clever it is to use up smaller pieces of papers and such from our stash. I cannot throw anything away, so this is a good way to use my leftovers. TFS [email protected]

    Posted on November 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  4. very nice idea for co-workers, teachers. and you could use up your scraps as well. thank you for sharing! i’m a new follower

    Posted on November 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm
  5. jen,, thanks for sharing this ideal of gift wrappig a candy bar. Lovely upscaled ideal!!!
    thanks also for the link for the deets.
    ava g

    Posted on November 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm
  6. Love these, Jennifer!

    Posted on November 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm
  7. Love these ideas Jennifer! So cute!

    Posted on November 24, 2012 at 12:45 am