Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paper Pleasures--A Halloween Treat

Halloween is just over a week away.  Do you have a few special goblins that deserve a nice treat?  This project is fun and pretty easy, and makes an ordinary Hershey's chocolate bar a bit more fun.

Aren't these cute?  Here's how to make one:
You will need the following supplies:
Two coordinating printed papers of your choice
Some scraps of solid colored cardstock for the tags
Three ribbons that match your paper
A regular size Hershey bar (or Nestle Crunch, or Mr. Goodbar, etc.)
A sentiment stamp of your choice
Adhesive (I prefer 3M's Glue-Dot runner, but glue stick, double-sided tape, or tape runners all work equally as well)
Knife and/or paper trimmer
1/4" hole punch

Cut one sheet of paper to 5-3/8" x 6"
Cut your focal point paper to 4" x 6"
(Note: if using 8-1/2 x 11 paper, cut to 5-1/2" instead of 6"--it will work fine and make the best use of your paper.)
Glue the smaller sheet to the bigger sheet.
Wrap around the Hershey bar and secure with adhesive.
Stamp your sentiment on cardstock and trim.  If desired, mat with a second color and trim again.  Punch a hole with a 1/4" hole punch.
Cut your ribbons to about 13" long. (I use three different widths of ribbon, but you can use whatever you have.)
Stack the ribbons, tie the first half of a double knot using all three, then finish the knot using only the bottom ribbon. 
Thread your tag on the remaining two ribbons and tie a double knot. 
Trim ribbons if necessary.
This is a fun and easy project and these adorable candy bars would be great treats for special neighbor children, your child's teachers, your grandkids or even your co-workers. 
Happy Halloween!


  1. Aren't you just so excited to crank out 300 of these for wedding party favors?? They certainly are an adorable & wonderful treat!!

    1. Aren't YOU excited? You were the one complaining about doing 2 dozen! In stages it won't be too bad and I think they will make really cute favors. We'll need to start choosing paper and ribbon.