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Hip2Save This Holiday: Reindeer Candy Bars

Hip2Save This Holiday Guest Post submitted by reader, Stacey:
Supplies needed for this project include:
1 regular Hershey Candy bar
5 1/2″ x 6 7/8″ dark brown cardstock (base)
1 ¾” – scallop circle medium brown cardstock cut in half (only use half)
1 – 3/4″ circle dark brown cardstock cut in half
2 – 3/4″ circle punch white cardstock
2 – 1/2″ circle punch Black cardstock
1 – 1 1/4″ circle Red cardstock
1 – 1 3/4″ circle medium brown cardstock
2- brown pipe cleaners (12″ length” from Walmart) (Do not use your good scissors on pipe cleaners.)
dimensional or pop dot
two way tape
adhesive
white gel pen
ribbon if desired

Directions:
Make the antlers using pipe cleaners. Cut 1 pipe cleaner in 2 – 4 1/2″ sections. Throw excess away. This is the base of your antlers. Cut the other pipe cleaner in 4 – 3″ sections. Two of these sections will be placed on each base making a double T.

Wrap each strip 1 time around base, Form them in a V. And cut off excess so the sides are even.

Tape the ends of the candy bar inside.

Fold dark brown cardstock base around candy bar. Place two way tape on 1 edge and tape to candy bar. Place 2 strips of tape on front inside of candy bar wrapper. Place antlers on 2 way tape. Make sure the antlers are even.

Wrap the dark brown wrapper base around the candy bar. Adhere to the candy bar with 2 way tape. This way the wrapper will stay on the candy bar. How long you ask? Well, I have had candy bar wrappers last more than 1 year.

Now place the scallop circle half on the top of your candy bar wrapper. With the white gel pen, place a white arc on the Black 1/2″ circles. Adhere the Black circles to the White circles. Take the half dark brown circles and adhere to the top of the Whisper White circles. (You are making eyelids.)

Place the 1 3/4″ medium brown circle on the dark brown base. Use a pop dot or dimensional to place the Red circle on the medium brown circle. (It’s not centered. It’s closer to the bottom of the circle.)

There are many great uses for these Rudolph Candy Wrappers. I am going to use them as place cards on my holiday dinner table. I am adding a ribbon on the bottom and adding a tag with the person’s name. What a great way to decorate my table. They also make great stocking stuffers and small gifts for all of those people on your list.

By using regular Hershey candy bars, I am keeping my costs low! And we always seem to be able to pick up them up on sale. What a great use for all of that sale candy!

So I challenge you to go buy some candy bars and go through your scrap pile and make some candy bar wrappers.

For more information on the Hip2Save This Holiday series and to learn how you can participate in the fun, click here!