I've had several queries about the various candy bar wraps I posted a couple of days ago so I thought I'd give some info to help those who'd like to make some, incase they are needed soon for a school or church fair or just for gifts. They'd make excellent little teacher gifts or teachers' projects and are simple enough for children to make with very little help.
A few extra bits of info to help in making Frosty the Snowman, Pingu Penguin, The Sleigh and other chocolate bar wraps.
I buy chocolate bars from Aldi, it's lovely choc, and cheap at 5 bars for just over £1.
They also have candy canes for £1 but these are also available in lots of other places for around that price, in fact, I saw them in Home Bargains for only 75p!
For hats & scarves;
They are best made out of fleece or felt as neither will fray.
Cheap option, buy a pair of Father Christmas pants in the 99p shop, cut them up and you'll get lots of hats and scarves. They are made from a synthetic type of felt and do very nicely.
Cut fabric approx 4 ins height x 4.5 ins width to fit around head,(check fit of your choc bars) sew up about 2.5 ins at side, make cuts into top of fabric approx 1 inch from top into fringe.
Turn inside out, tie at the top below the cuts to make a bobble and pop onto head on choc bar.
Tip... add a little 2 sided tape to top edge of bar to stop hats coming off.
Cut a long thin strip with fringed ends to tie around neck of each character as a scarf.
My template template with the penguin and the snowman's broom (below) should be printed onto CARD and each piece cut out.
Rudolph the Reindeer
For the reindeer wrap the chocolate bar in brown paper. Add a lighter shade for the fringe, Add shaker eyes and a punched out red disc for the nose. A strip of card makes his collar with a tag and a bell. The little wrap of straw around the bottom is optional.
To make the sleigh, first wrap up the chocolate bar in coloured plain or printed paper. Wrap up little empty boxes which can hold gifts , or wrap up packets of sweets, mints. chewing gum or tictacs, adding a ribbon with a bow on top.
Then stick the canes, with red line or any strong double sided tape, along the side of the chocolate bar in the position in the photo.
Stick the base of 2 or 3 little boxes, stacking them on top of sleigh.
Tie a length of ribbon around the base and right over the top to hold everything in place and add a gift tag and a bow. A sleigh bell is a good idea too if you have some.
You'll find similar versions of this on the web, but here's mine.
For the penguin;
Wrap the chocolate bar in black paper.
Stick on the cut out penguin card shape from the templates and stick on shaker eyes.
Fix on hat and tie on a scarf. The scarf here is just a piece of tartan ribbon.
Add punched snowflake/s to trim as in photos.
TIP; It would also look even better with a wrap of cellophane over the paper wrap before adding trims!!
Frosty the Snowman
This one is available all over the web and this is my modified take on it.
Cut out card broom
Stick wrap around a chocolate bar.
Add hat and scarf, snowflakes and broom as in photos.
Ollie the Owl
Inspiration for this came thanks to Roni from instainswithroni blog where she made a simpler, similar one from felt. I have added to it and modified it quite a bit and I made it out of coloured card.
Any queries just leave me a comment and I'll do my best to help but otherwise I hope you have fun if you make them.