There are a lot of people that I would love to get full-fledged Christmas presents for. However, with everyone on my list, it would quickly get out of hand financially, so I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive and cute token gifts for people. Today’s project turns ordinary candy bars into cute snowmen.
I started with an idea and 12 XL Hershey’s candy bars.
Next, I created a basic snowman design using Photoshop with a face and three buttons down the front. I measured my candy bar and created a design to cover the whole front, and wrap around the back. My snowman also has a hat that sticks out.
You can download the snowman candy wrapper here. Feel free to use it in your own projects! This version is specifically design for an XL candy bar, but if you have a smaller candy, just scale down the print size until the snowman face fits on the front.
After finalizing my design and testing an example, I printed out my snowmen onto “poster paper” that is slightly thicker than regular copy paper, but not as thick as card stock. It worked out really well for this.
I used an Xacto knife and ruler to cut off edges and get my perfect snowman size. Next, I wrapped each candy bar and taped it.
To add a little flair, I wanted a 3D element. I used lengths of felt in a few different colors to create miniature scarfs. The felt pieces I used are .75 inches wide and 14 inches long. I cut into the ends to make little scarf tassels. Tying the scarfs onto each snowman really completes this project.
These snowmen candy bars are so cute and it was an easy project to “scale up” and make a lot of at once. I’m giving these fun holiday treats to each of my coworkers, although they would also be great as a party favor, for friends, or for little kids.
I love that this design isn’t religious, so it works for everyone this time of year, regardless of what they celebrate. So Happy Holidays!