Friday, August 23, 2013

Customized Candy Bar Wrappers

Re-wrapping Hershey's is becoming more and more popular and who wouldn't love to have something personalized?! I personally love when things are customized for a specific person or a certain event. At work, the idea of wrapping King Size Hershey candy bars came up for a graduation event and I was all about it. It's so easy to do that I decided to wrap a Godiva chocolate bar for my mom's birthday (don't worry, that wasn't the only thing that I got her).

Beware that this can be a little time consuming. More time consuming if you are like me and like things perfect or close to perfect. If you have a few candy bars that you want to wrap, it shouldn't take you too long, however if you are wrapping them for a big event, you might want to recruit some extra hands. I was lucky enough to have help because wrapping more than 200 candy bars by myself would have taken A LOT longer.

You can find the foil wrapping at stores that sell cake supplies or online.Wilton makes a Fanci-Foil Wrap in 3 colors. I was really wishing they would have more colors, but I think next time I want try using shiny wrapping paper that way I can have a variety of colors. If you are buying precut foil online, be sure to check to see if the measurements will wrap around your candy bar. If you can't find paper backed foil or don't want to spend the extra money, I figured out an alternative that uses supplies typically found around the house, although I wouldn't suggest doing it because it takes a really long time and the foil isn't as forgiving when fold.

I'm going to show you how you can make your own with the ones for work.


Roll of Fanci-Foil Wrapping (either bought or you can make your own)
Labels for Candy Bar
Double Sided Tape
King Size Hershey Candy Bar

 1. Design and print out your labels. My labels were 7" x 5 1/2" and I made them myself. It may require a few tries of printing and moving some objects before you get the final label. If you don't want to design your own, there are sites who do provide templates, however I like making my own.

2A. Cut out foil to be 8" x approx. 6 1/2". 

2B. Again I don't really suggest it since it takes a while and the foil isn't as forgiving, but if you are making your own foil, you will want to use 1 sheet of copy paper (8 1/2" x 11") and using a glue stick, glue the paper onto the dull side of your foil leaving about a 1/2" border. Cut, fold in half and cut again. That's it!

3. Next you want to wrap your candy bar. Do not take the candy out of it's original wrapper, you will be wrapping around the original. Place the candy bar in the middle of the foil and wrap as if you were wrapping a gift.  Place double sided tape at the edge and seal shut.

 4. After your candy has been wrapped in foil, the last step is to put the label on. Line the edge of the candy bar with one end of the label. Place a piece of double sided take on the top of the candy bar, this is to ensure the candy doesn't slide out of the label. Place 2 other pieces of double sided tape at the corners on the other end to label. Wrap the candy around the label and press to seal.

5. Repeat with the remaining candy bars. It's as easy as that!


  1. These are cute. I've seen them online and they can cost a lot. Definitely a DIY that I want to do.

  2. Thanks SO much for including the measurements!