Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweets for the Sweet

Quick & Easy Candy Bar Makeovers 

Although today chocolate is an intrinsic part of Valentines Day, it is said that it wasn't until the mid 1800's, when artfully packaged by chocolatiers like Richard Cadbury, that this confection took a starring role in this most romantic of days. Since physicians at this time believed chocolate could help ease the woe of lovesick patients, it was the perfect gift for this holiday celebrating l'amour.
Whether you purchase your favorite variety at the corner store or a gourmet confectionery, lovely packaging can add to the fun and enjoyment of this most popular and in my case, highly addictive treat.
Ironically, I've created countless candy bar covers as favors for parties and showers but never for Valentine's Day. So I thought, this year I'd add a personal touch to one of my long time favorite, albeit humble, candy bars.
I got these oversize Hershey bars at my supermarket (3 for $4.00)

Combining free clip art, photos or images from the  the Graphics Fairy (a great resource), I created some wrappers with some cheeky sayings and a touch of romance.
The fun part is tailoring your designs and themes to the recipient or
feel free to use my designs at the end of the post
Since these bars didn't come with a foil liner, I simply rewrapped in aluminum foil, before discreetly taping on new cover.
and Voila…..

Bees are all the Buzz right now  
For literary types, you can't go wrong with Shakespeare
(I have this quote on my kitchen wall)
and of course For Feline Fanciers….
(This one features one of our rescue cats Angel)

If you like, you can printout these designs adjusting the size to fit your candy bar.





Wishing Everyone a Sweet

Valentine's Day!




19 comments:

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  2. Hi! I LOVE this and have linked this post on my website as an adorable Valentine's Day idea (www.dealqueens.com ) . Hope you get some extra traffic from it. This is so darn cute!

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    1. Thanks Laureen!
      So glad you liked the post and I'm thrilled you shared it! I really appreciate it!
      Will check out your site :)

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  3. Thanks for the beautiful Victorian wrappers. There just beautiful, I going to save it to my favorites

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn-
      These are so quick and easy to make- i hope you give them a try :)

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  4. These are terrific ideas! Love how they turned out.

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    1. Thanks so much- such an easy project but thought I'd share it anyway :)

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  5. Saving these! I included a couple links to earlier posts and a small picture as part of a my post Paris in my Heart. Please let me know if this is in any way unacceptable and I will remove it. I am as always, inspired by you!

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    1. Thanks Susan-
      Of course I'm delighted to be included in your post! I'll pop over for a visit- my computer has been acting up so I haven't been getting some blogs I subscribe to
      Merci!

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  6. What a great idea! Those are beautiful wrappers.

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    1. Thanks Deborah!
      They were lots of fun to make :)

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  7. What 'sweet' ideas! And thanks for the printables! Happy Valentines day!

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    1. Thanks so much! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's :)

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  8. So cute! Thanks for offering them up to us... I just bought some chocolate bars today, and can't wait to doll them up with your wrappers. Love the bee design especially.

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and you'll be trying the project!
      I really like bees- I had gotten the little bee ornament in the photo for Christmas :)

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  9. These are beautiful, found you on The Dedicated House. Thanks for sharing an elegant printable.
    http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Joy!
      These were such fun to create - I might more for different holidays
      Cheers

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  10. What a fabulous idea for personalizing the candy! I love it. Thanks so much for visiting. I'm glad you enjoyed our Sammy Squirrel!
    Donna

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    1. Thanks so much Donna!
      So glad you enjoyed the post-
      Your photos of Sammy were wonderful!

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