Candy Bar Cards – How to Make Them

Candy Bar Cards – How to Make Them

Creating a candy card to mark a special occasion can be an innovative and memorable way to make someone’s day. All it takes is a little thought and a few simple materials, plus some chocolates, of course. This way, your project becomes a sweet gift as well as a greeting card.

Here’s how to make your card

First think about the reason you want to make the card. Is it to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary? Has anyone achieved a goal? Want to mark the beginning (wedding?) or end (retirement?) of something?

With your occasion in mind, the next step is to head to your local supermarket and browse the aisles of pastry shops. Look for candies with names that fit your theme or message. Buy some chocolates. You can choose, for example, small candies or individually wrapped chocolates. You just need to be able to read the name of the treat and the sweet should be the right size to attach to your card with pins or glue.

Now find some cardboard or thin styrofoam to make the backing for your card. The bigger the pad, the easier it will be for a group of people to read your message and the more chocolates you can fit in your message. Make sure your mat is strong enough to support the weight of your chocolates as well.

The next step is to go home to arrange the chocolates in front of the computer. I spend some time thinking of ways to make a message for my friend or family member, using the chocolates to get my message across.

When I have a message in mind, I type it into a Word document. Then I format the font (I like Verdana) to be roughly the same size as the words on my chocolates. I leave some space between my lines of text so that I can separate the words of the message when I print them out. If you prefer to write your message by hand or write it in letters, paint or even words cut out of magazines, of course you can.

After I print my message and cut out the phrases or words, I start pinning the message to the board or base sheet.

Outline the middle of your message and place the words in the middle of the back sheet. Do they fit where you want them to? Can you fit your chocolate words too? If everything fits, start pinning or gluing the words and chocolates to the base sheet.

It shouldn’t take long to finish making the candy card once you know what you want to say.

Message idea for your Candy Bar card:

To get you started, here’s a message I came up with for a Father’s Day candy card:

I’ll have to go to MARS to find a father like you. Ever since I was a BABY (Ruth) you always TAKE 5 to sniff me when I’m down. You are a TOP DECK kind of dad!

I believe you will now be inspired to make your own special card, but be warned. If you’re anything like me, there is risk involved in creating this type of card. The temptation is to eat the chocolates before they reach the recipient!

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