How to Design Your Own Candy Wrapper With Software

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How to Design Your Own Candy Wrapper With Software
Designing your own candy wrappers will allow you to make quick party favours. (Kim Steele/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Custom candy wrappers can be used as party favours, wedding favours, token gifts, or package tags for friends and family. Designing your own candy wrapper with software you already have on your computer makes it easy to keep some on hand, or create as many as you want for a special occasion. One of the most common is the full-size Hershey's chocolate bar, though any size can be used.

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Things you need

  • Graphic editing software
  • Chocolate bar
  • Candy wrapper dimensions
  • Tape measure or ruler

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  1. 1

    Carefully remove the wrapper from the chocolate bar to be wrapped. Measure the length and width of the wrapper.

  2. 2

    Open photo editing software and use the Shapes tool to create a rectangle the width and length of the candy wrapper. For example, to create a wrapper for a full-size Hershey's chocolate bar, create a box 5 inches wide x 5-1/4 inches long, or 375 x 393 pixels.

  3. 3

    Using the software Fill tool, fill the box with a pastel colour of choice.

  4. 4

    Create a box one inch smaller than the width of the wrapper and approximately one-third the length. For instance, for the full-size Hershey's chocolate bar, this would be 4 inches wide x 1-3/4 inches long, or 318 x 131 pixels.

  5. 5

    Using the software Fill tool, fill the box with a dark colour that complements the pastel (this will create a background for the message).

  6. 6

    Using the Text tool, create a text box the width of the dark box created in step 6. For instance, the text box for a full-size Hershey's chocolate bar would be 4 inches wide or 300 pixels.

  7. 7

    Select the font and font size preferred and type in the greeting of choice such as "Happy Birthday!" or "Congratulations."

  8. 8

    Select all three boxes, then use the Align tool to centre the boxes on top of each other. If necessary, use the Arrange tool to change the order of the boxes to ensure the pastel box is on the bottom, then the dark box, then the text box on top.

  9. 9

    Using the Insert Clipart tool, insert a complementary graphic image. Resize the image to approximately 3/4-inches or 56 pixels square and place on the top right-hand corner of the dark box. The chocolate bar wrapper is now ready to print.

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