Friday, February 22, 2013

Easy punched candy wrappers


 Wanna see a cool trick?  I hate wrapping something and then having to stick something on top and I figured out how to make a cute little candy wrapper using any punch.

These measurements are for the Hershey's nuggets.  I took a piece of DSP 4 1/2 inches wide.  Fold in half so it is 2 1/4 inch wide- in this picture, the fold is on the left.  The height of each piece is 1 1/4 inches.  Cut to the dimensions shown later here.  (picture order got screwed up- sorry!)

The width of the band depends on the height of the punch because you have to slide it in to punch it out.
 This is what it looks like after you cut the corners. I took a long piece and cut a bunch of them at the same time to save time making multiples.
Slide the folded band sideways into the punch the pull out the band through the punch as shown.   If the belly band is too fat, it is hard to pull through the other side of the punch like this.
 Then punch the butterfly using only one side of the punch.  It is better to to the right of the fold than to the left- if it is too tight, it will tear as you try to put it together. 
 When you unfold it should look like this.    Now the mechanism:  Cut a slit on one of the butterflies from the top half way, and the other one from the bottom half way as shown with the pencil mark.
 So you slide the one butterfly over the other as shown.
 Here is the completed band- or a little ring- or whatever.
 Slide in the nugget and a cute little party favor!   This is the dimension of the folded piece with the fold to the right.  If you are using thicker cardstock, leave a smidgeon more room because it will not bend as well.
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 You can do the same with any punch. This was the bat punch using the same idea. Thinner belly band to squeeze into the punch as shown.

 When you unfold and put a little slit halfway - one from the top, another from the bottom and voila! a bat candy treat!
 I was trying to make a point about how easy this was so I used a copy paper with the blossom punch.  Folded it in half to figure out the diameter of item you want to wrap and the left over becomes the part that you punch.
Used the Blossom punch to punch the flower, cut slits on opposite ends to tie it on.  It thought it would make a lovely disposable napkin rings for a wedding or any event.  What do you think?

Lynda

26 comments:

Debbie said...

WOW Lynda! Just WOW!

Scooter1203 said...

Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

Donna said...

Totally awesome and so cute! I appreciated having several examples to look at, it's helpful! Thanks so much! LOVE that butterfly affect, so dainty and pretty and "Wow!" :)

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, wow, how clever is that?!

Shawn Crawford said...

Think of all the possibilities! Thank you for sharing this technique.

Michaela Kux said...

Coole Idee Danke

Ahuefa Schacher-Datodzi said...

suuuuper great idea!

Donna Ortlepp said...

You're a genious! Thanks soooo much for sharing.

carinascrafts said...

What a great idea and tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing, will definitely try this. Best wishes, Carina

Deloris said...

Adorable? Did you start with a square piece of DSP that was
4-1/2"?

Diane Barnes said...

totally genius idea Lynda. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just so cool! Found a post on Pintrest : )

aearthr said...

Never thought of using the punch in this way. This post is really awesome and creative. I will add to my to-do list when I am doing gift wrapped. Absolutely pinning this on pinterest.

Natalie said...

Great idea...so clever...I will definitely have to try this ... Thanks for .


Diane Bumback said...

So clever! So many options! Thanks!

MoonSun said...

greate idea! thank You for sharing :)

Bee Manghi said...

just lovely!

Sandra Flores said...

Love the idea... you can do it with many punches... Thank you for sharing!!

Donna said...

What a FABULOUS idea!! Thank you so much for sharing and with such great instructions. Can't wait to try it!

MARY D. said...

Awesome, Awesome, I love butterflies, thanks for sharing... (*_*)

True Joy Studio said...

Great idea!

Susan said...

Thank you for the cute idea!

Tammy Cochrane said...

very cool tecnhique! thanks for sharing!

Eve Jansen said...

love this, thanks for sharing.

josie walrath said...

Love this! Genious

Nancy said...

Very, very clever, thanks for the tutorial!