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

44 comments:

  1. Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. 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!" :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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


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  11. So clever! So many options! Thanks!

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  12. greate idea! thank You for sharing :)

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

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

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

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  16. very cool tecnhique! thanks for sharing!

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  17. Very, very clever, thanks for the tutorial!

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  18. Thanks for the neat technique.

    Linda D.

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  19. Awesome technique! Thanks heaps for sharing your talent with us. 😊

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity! You don't know how much I appreciate it. This is going to come in very handy soon!

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  21. Thankyou so much for sharing! !!!! All I can say is WoW. ��

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  22. This is brilliant and I am so going to do this for Halloween! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. You are a smart cookie!
    I love this :)

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  24. Tried it. Love it. Thanks for this!

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  25. Wow! I see that this fabulous technique of yours was originally posted in 2013 and here I am commenting on it on December 31, 2017--that's 4+ years! How wonderful that great ideas like yours are able to stay online for folks like me to find. Thank you so much for sharing your technique and posting such fabulous photos illustrating all the steps!!!

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  26. This is absolutely the most clever idea I've seen. Thanks so much for sharing. I can really use this for "Girls Only Teas".

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  27. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this technique!

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  28. So cute and so clever! Thanks for shaing!

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  29. Gosh - so clever and pretty!
    TFS - Helen -- Firenze Cards

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  30. Could also be used for a jewelry or other small gift. Clever. Thanks much.

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  31. Love love love!!!

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  32. This is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing all the details. 🤗

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