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Saturday, February 6, 2010

How to Make Your Own Personalized Candy Wrapper

I have added a page called Candy Wrapping Tips and Ideas to my web site... It will take time to grow as I replace an old tip on the home page and archive it in the Tips & Ideas page.

Did you know you can make personalized custom candy wrappers in a word program?

To size the wrapper:

Choose the candy bar of your choice. Unwrap it being careful not to tear the paper. (Of course you must eat the candy!) And if it does tear, no biggy...

Lay it on a flat surface then get your ruler and measure the width and length.

Add about 1/8 of an inch to all sides because you're not going to remove the original candy bar wrappers from the candy bars. Instead, you are going to wrap your wrapper around the all ready wrapped candy bar.
Measure the front of the wrapper that is indicated by the folds. This will be the front of your wrapper.

Get started creating:
After you've written all your measurements down, take your notes and the original wrapper to your computer and open a new document in a word program. In page settings, change the measurements to your measurements plus .25 inch both width and height.

Create a text box for the front using the measurements your wrote down. Use the original wrapper you removed from the candy bar as a guide. Center the front text box side to side.

Center the front text box top to bottom. Now move it up about 1/4 inch. You don't want it exactly centered because of the glue area.

You might find a border to be useful for cutting the wrapper to size.

Also, you might find it easier to create text boxes to hold your images. The text boxes are easier to move around.

When wrapping candy bars that have edges not folded or glued under - like a Hershey (R) bar - you'll like the appearance of your finished product better if you fold the edges of the original wrapper under.

I made several mistakes when I first started making my own personalized candy wrappers. But with practice and effort, printing and test wrapping, I honed the skill.

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