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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Santa Candy Pull & Instructions

Here's another item in the "Santa Theme" line. It's a Hershey bar wrapper with a ribbon pull. These are VERY simple and quick to make. I think it took longer to make my black brads than it did to all the other parts.

I bet you'd like to know how to make this??? Ok, I'll tell you, only because you asked!!! LOL

For this one I started out with a piece of red card stock cut 5-1/2" x 6-1/2". Score at 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 3-3/4" and 4". Fold the score lines in.

At 1-1/8" over and 1" down from the top make a dot. This is where your first button will go and where the ribbon will be attached on the backside of the wrapper.

Take a piece of white card stock measuring the length of the wrapper and 2" wide. I did trim my wrapper a bit to fit the candy bar better. This is something you will have to decide if you want to do that or not. Tear your white strip on one side and then turn it and tear it on the other. Tape or glue it in place. I used glue.

The belt was made using a die cut buckle and a piece of black card stock cut 1/2" wide by 5-1/2" long. You can cut it a bit longer and adjust it on the back. NO need to make a belly band here, it's not holding anything shut. Set it aside.

I used a 14" piece of black grosgrain ribbon. Tie a knot at one end and attach the other end of it to the backside of the wrapper. You will be going up about 1/4" on the ribbon and inserting the brad. Fold the ends of the brad down to secure it. Add your belt and you can eye where the other brads go. I used 1" brads from Office Depot. I wanted bigger ones and of course they only come in gold so I had to heat them up with the embossing tool and dip them in black embossing powder. I did cut the ends of the prongs a bit, they were much longer than I really needed. Don't use your favorite scissors to do this. Add your brads and set your candy bar inside. Glue the back shut. One side is a bit longer than the other. You will want to have the longer flap down first. You'll be able to see the difference when you fold them over and look before you glue. Once glued and the glue is set (about a minute or two) remove the candy bar. Pull the ribbon until the only part left inside is the part that is attached to the wrapper. Now set the wrapper down face up. Ribbon straight out of the top of the wrapper. Set your candy bar over the ribbon and slide it in. Your ribbon will slide in with the candy bar and a little (with the knot) will be sticking out the top. You are done! Isn't it cute??? These sell VERY well at craft fairs!! They are also a great gift for teachers, the mail carrier, paper delivery person, etc. An EXCELLENT "male" gift!!!

Also in this same theme we have the "Poppin' Santa" tutorial. The "Santa Nugget Box." The "Santa Candy Cane" (with instructions). A Santa card. And last but not least, the "Santa Tissue Holder." (and it's REALLY not least!!!!) Plenty here to plan your own Santa Theme Stamp Camp!!! And I have a few more to come too in a few days!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Susie said...

These are adorable, Wanda. When you post these wonderful items for a craft fair, could you also give us an idea of what to charge for them. Thanks.

Unknown said...

These projects are going to make a wonderful gift set, I just love it!

Diane said...

Your ideas are fabulous!! Kool!!

Daisydaze said...

Cute, cute, cute! I am loving this whole set you are making. Thanks so much for putting the directions for us.

jodene said...

These are very cool. Thanks for the instructions.

Sara Paschal said...

I totally remember when you posted this project so very cute!