This project is a quick and simple way to make some wrappers for pencils, candy canes, lollipops, or whatever else you can think to slide through the slits.
Gather your supplies.
I took this picture before I started making these so there are a few items pictured that I didn’t use and a few items that I had to add later.
Here is the list:
pencil or candy cane
Using your paper trimmer, cut the paper for the wrapper to 2 inches X 3 1/2 inches. You can get 12 wrappers from one sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 paper. Place the paper horizontally into your trimmer and cut 3 1/2 inch strips. Turn those to trim your 2 inch strips. You will have very little waste if you trim the paper this way.
Using your corner rounder, trim off each edge. I thought I wouldn’t do this because it takes a lot of extra time–especially if you are making a large amount of wrappers. In the end, they look so much better with the edges rounded. So, I took the time to do it.
I stamp multiple images on a sheet and then punch them out all at once. This will save you some time if you are making a large number of these.
I chose a round stamp that would fit perfectly in a scallop punch. I had intended to have this be an extra layer on a different color scallop but since I spent the time to trim the corners, I eliminated this step. There are a number of ways you can embellish your wrapper!
This is a slit punch. There are a lot of great uses for this kind of punch but this has to be one of my favorites. I turn my punch upside down so I can see exactly where it will be punching the paper.
You’ll want to punch a slit on both narrow sides of your wrapper. You can eyeball it but I had it a little less than 1/2 inch from the bottom and top.
Remember that you won’t actually be removing any paper with this punch. Don’t try to pull it off. All you will be doing is making a slit.
Now all you have left to do is attach your stamped scallop and put a pencil or candy cane through the holes made by the slit punch.
This project doesn’t need to be limited to just the holidays. Can you image birthday party favors? Halloween candy wrappers? The simple techniques used to make this can be applied to a variety of projects.
Try out this easy project and then share your wrappers with me in my Flickr group.