Do you give little token gifts to people who help you, or add them to children’s stockings? It occurred to me that even though they might be small and inexpensive there’s no reason why these gifts can’t be dressed up. So today’s simple Sunday project is more of an idea for a pinched end wrap. I thought I’d better show you while I still had this yummy After Eight chocolate bar.
I began by measuring the length of the chocolate bar (about 4-1/2″). Then I cut a 6″ strip from the lovely Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP). This would give me enough to ‘pinch’. Next I roughly wrapped the DSP around the bar to estimate how much I’d need and decided on 4″. This means I could get wrap 6 of these bars using one 12″ x 12″ sheet.
After cutting the paper I attached some Tear & Tape Adhesive down one long edge and the two shorter edges. Then I removed all the backing paper and tightly wrapped the DSP around the bar so the long edge with adhesive fixed onto the paper at the back. Then to seal the package all I had to do was pinch the DSP together at each end.
OH WHAT YUM!
I could have left it there, but instead I decided to add a sentiment and pretty bow.
In the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set I found “Oh what yum!” which seemed perfect for a chocolate bar wrap. So using Pacific Point ink I stamped it onto a scrap of Thick Whisper White Card.
Then I went looking for a small punch to fit the sentiment and settled on one that might surprise you, the Vases Builder Punch. I discovered that my sentiment fitted perfectly into the tall vase shape! So without wasting any time I punched it out and added it to my package with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
To finish off I tied a simple bow from 3-8″ Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and cut the tails in a V shape. Then with a little Tear & Tape behind the knot I attached it to to the top of the sentiment. Job done.
This really is a quick and easy way to wrap gifts. It uses less paper and is simpler than trying to fold over the ends. I used Tear & Tape Adhesive so it wouldn’t be seen on the package, but any strong adhesive would do.
For more simple treat package ideas see these earlier blog posts:
- Candy canes and snowflakes
- Halloween packaging (sour cream container video)
- Santa Claus is full of treats