I was out shopping with my mom and sister this past weekend when I ran across a dark chocolate bar that contained bacon. I laughed myself silly over the idea and then quickly realized that my husband would probably enjoy the novelty of bacon-flavored chocolate, if not the actual taste of the combination. I justified the purchase by saying it was his Valentine’s Day gift as it was a bit pricier than your typical Snickers bar!
Since the bar was a gift for my hubby, I needed to create a wrapper that had a masculine look. I decided that Dad’s Day by Elise Hansen had the perfect papers and elements to obtain the style I wanted. I also used a journaling tag and word art from Le Petit Oiseau.
- Dad’s Day digital scrapbook kit by Elise’s Pieces
- Le Petite Oiseau digital scrapbook kit by Sugarplum Paperie
- Epson matte presentation paper
- Fiskars paper cutter
- Photoshop CS5
- Red line tape
- hand-held circle hole punch
- rustic twine
- scoring board and bone folder
First, I measured my candy bar. It was nearly 1/2″ thick, 7 3/4″ tall, and 3 1/4″ wide on either side. I created a canvas that measured 8″ wide x 9″ high. I added papers, elements, and word art and applied shadows to provide depth. Once I was done designing my wrapper, I expanded my canvas (Image > Canvas Size> Width = 8.5″, Height = 11″, anchor point =top left) and then printed out the document.
I trimmed the excess paper away from the wrapper and then placed the wrapper on top of my scoring board. I placed the chocolate bar in the middle of the wrapper and then scored the wrapper on either side of the chocolate bar. Then I scored another line about 1/4″ away from each long edge of the bar to allow for its thickness.
I folded the wrapper along the scored lines and then applied red line tape to the bottom and one edge of the wrapper.
I placed the bar inside the wrapper, removed the liner from the red line tape and then pressed the bottom of the wrapper together. I closed the whole thing by applying pressure along the back seam after making sure the papers lined up on the back.
I cut a length of twine that was about twice the height of the chocolate bar. I placed the center of the twine on the bottom of the bar, and then slid the whole thing into the wrapper.
I threaded the twine through holes I punched in the top center about 1/2″ from the top and then tied a bow.
All done! I love how quick and easy this wrapper is to create.
The coolest part about the pull treat package is that all the recipient has to do is pull up on the twine from the top and the chocolate bar inside will be lifted out of the wrapper!
Another thing I love about this packaging is that you can customize it to any size candy bar. The trick is just measuring your candy bar and adding an inch to its circumference, and adding 1.5″ – 2″ to its height to create your canvas. You could buy mini candy bars and make a whole batch of small pull treats to serve as favors for a birthday party or baby shower.
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