How to make homemade candy bar wrappers

Updated April 17, 2017

Candy bars are a sweet treat that many enjoy. Place candy bars in Christmas stockings, give them as favours at your wedding or a birthday party or just give them to friends and family to let them know you are thinking of them. Create your own chocolate bar wrappers to wrap these delicious treats in, to make the little gift more personal. Use themed pattern paper to make the wrappers to suit any occasion.

Measure the height, width and length of the chocolate bar you plan to wrap. Subtract 1/2 an inch from the length measurement to get one of the dimension measurements for the wrapper. Add the width and height measurements and multiply the total by two before adding another 1/2 an inch to get the other dimension measurement.

Cut a rectangle of paper in whatever colour or pattern you like, using the dimensions you found. Lightweight papers are preferable because they will wrap around the chocolate bar easier, but heavier papers, such as card stock, can still be used.

Wrap the paper around the foil wrapped chocolate bar. Use double sided tape to secure the ends of the wrapper to each other on the underside of the chocolate bar.

Use letter stickers or fine tip permanent markers to write your message on the top of the chocolate bar wrapper. Don't press hard if you use permanent markers, because that may force the tip of the marker through the wrapper, foil and chocolate bar because of the softness of the chocolate.


Use stickers, small paper flowers or other small scrapbook embellishments to dress up the chocolate bar wrapper. Unwrap candy bars and rewrap them in heavy duty tin foil if you can't find candy bars that come wrapped in foil with an easily removed paper wrapper. Use the paper wrapper as a template for cutting your own paper wrapper if you do find candy bars that come this way.

Things You'll Need

  • Chocolate bar wrapped in foil
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Paper slicer or scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Letter stickers or fine tip markers
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Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.