There are many occasions during the holiday season when I want to give a small gift to someone. Sometimes I need a gift for a stocking stuffer or Advent calendar. Sometimes I need one for a college care package. Other times I need one for a Christmas party favor. Making these DIY Christmas candy wrappers are so easy and meet so many different gift needs. Plus, they’re just so cute that you’ll want to make up occasions to make them for.
You can make these DIY Christmas candy wrappers in about 3 minutes (plus the time to sort through your paper scraps and locate your supplies). It’s a great project to use up those scraps of paper you’ve been saving.
DIY Christmas Candy Wrapper Supplies
Square or rectangular candy – I used gum, but candy bars and boxed candy work well, too.
You could also use these truly delicious cookies (that I eat (almost) every day!) in place of candy.
Scraps of card stock paper – in red, white, black and gold or yellow.
Paper cutter or scissors
Double stick tape
Trim the red paper to wrap around the candy and overlap in the back. Tape this paper sleeve shut. Cut a strip of white paper the vertical length of the candy. Use the scalloped scissors to cut each side of the strip. If you don’t have decorative paper, you can tear the edges to make random edges of the fur strip on the coat. Tape this strip to the front of the coat.
Cut a black strip of paper to be the belt. Tape it down to the coat front. Add a gold or yellow square for the belt buckle. Add a smaller square of black paper to the center of the gold square to make a belt buckle.
Using up your scrap paper stash means this Santa gift will cost you nothing but the cost of the candy. During the holidays you can often pick candy up with a coupon for around $.50. Because you measure your Santa candy sleeve based on the size of your candy, any size candy will work as long as it’s square or rectangular shaped, so let your coupons help you find frugal candy to use.
These Santa candy wrappers are easy enough to assemble that you can make them as a kids craft or at a children’s Christmas party.
More Christmas Ideas
- Hallmark Christmas Movies Scavenger Hunt – ng Hallmark Christmas movies a new holiday tradition? Make it even more fun with these free printable scavenger hunt cards – perfect for a party.
- Christmas Word Search – Free 4-page Christmas word search activity sheets. You can print these immediately and use them again and again for home or classroom use.
- Christmas Printables Bundle – The only Christmas printables resource you need is packed with 12 of the best Christmas resources for organization, planning and fun for all ages.
- Free Christmas Planner – Use these 14 pages of free Christmas Planner printables to get organized for the holidays. Focus on what’s really important, save money and reduce stress.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.