Make Wedding Candy Bar Wrappers from Comic Books

wedding candy bar wrappers

Wedding candy bar wrappers made from a vintage Fat Albert comic book ? Yes! In fact, you can make them from any vintage comic book and there’s plenty of them selling cheap on eBay.

I happen to be a huge fan of those quirky comic book ads for squirting ink pens, joy buzzers and itching powder. I recall poring over these ads as a kid when I was lucky enough to snag a Richie Rich comic book from a yard sale. When my five-year old snatched up a Fat Albert comic book at a local flea market, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it so I could read through the mail order ads. Then it hit me! This would be perfect way to wrap a gift! Better yet – let’s make wedding candy bar wrappers!

Not only do these candy bars serve as favors, but also escort cards. I used 52 g Caramilk bars for these favors, but you can also use 42 g Nestle Aero Bars – that is, if you are in Canada. In the U.S., I hear that Hershey’s Milk Chocolate 1.55oz or Nestle Crunch 1.52oz still have the foil wrapper.

BTW, most of these brands should be available in bulk at Costco.

Here’s the tutorial for Wedding Candy Bar Wrappers Made from a Vintage Comic Book

You will need:

A vintage comic book with mail order ads

Caramilk or Aero candy bars if you are in Canada:

Ribbon

Buttons (optional)

White glue for adhering buttons

Double sided tape

Glue stick

Hole punch

A color printer

Paper for printing guests’ names

Cardstock for ‘Thank-You’ tag

Making the Wedding Candy Bar Wrapper

Leaf through your comic book and find a page with mail order ads.

vintage comic book mail order ads

Scan the page, and size it to fit your chocolate bar. (Caramilk wrappers are 4″ x 5.5″). Print. I used regular printer paper and an inkjet printer.

Remove outer wrapping from your candy bar.

diy candy bar wrappers

Wrap comic book page around the candy bar. I used double sided table to adhere the wrapper.

candy bar wrappers

Type your guests’ names, and table numbers in a font that you like and print. Cut with pinking shears to fit the width of chocolate bar. Adhere with glue stick.

wedding candy bar wrappers

Cut cardstock with pinking shears for ‘Thank-You’ tags. My tags were 2″ x 3″. Print another comic book page, and cut out an ad to adhere to your gift tag.

candy bar wrappers

Glue ad to tag with glue stick. Fold and use a hole punch to make a hole. In your best handwriting, write ‘Thank You’ inside the gift tag. Include your names and wedding date.

wedding candy bar wrappers

Put ribbon through hole and tie to candy bar. Glue buttons to candy bar. (This is entirely optional, but I think the buttons dress it up a bit.)

wedding candy bar wrappers

Display your candy bars at reception entrance. Watch guests oohh and ahh over your clever DIY wedding favors:)

wedding candy bar wrappers

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4 Comments  |  Filed Under: DIY Favors & Gifts, DIY Food & Drink, DIY Packaging, DIY Wedding, Wedding Reception

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  1. Posted by Angie on September 1st, 2009 at 3:32pm

    Wow, these are great! I had forgotten about those funny comic book ads. What a fun way to make candy bar favors. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Posted by wedsmack on September 2nd, 2009 at 2:54pm

    Really, this is fantastic. The presentation rocks, but the source material you picked is the killah. Next step, world domination, clearly ... (nostalgia + weddings, yes yes yes.)
  3. Posted by Katherine Marie on September 6th, 2009 at 4:05pm

    Amazing!!!! I absolutely love love love these. What a way to showcase creativity-fun-and-PERSONALITY in a wedding favor. These would also be FABULOUS for little mini gifts, birthdays, baby showers... anything--- so perfect and all around wonderful!
  4. Posted by Toronto wedding photographer on September 8th, 2009 at 2:23am

    WoW that is a cool idea.It will be really interesting.I think i can try this at home.
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