Chocolate Bar Garland

This garland is sure to look nice whether you wrap it around your tree, hang it along your mantle or drape it over a frame in your office. Easy to make and almost addictive.

Here’s what you need:
several thicker paper chocolate wrappers
string or twine
glue stick or glue tape
scissors
pencil
and if possible, a one inch circle punch (any size circle punch would work)

Open up and flatten all of your chocolate bar wrappers. Choose the size of circle you would like to use in your garland. I used a few different sizes. If you are using a punch, punch out many circles, this will vary depending on the length of garland you are planning on. If you don’t have a punch draw a circle on your packaging and then trace it and cut them out by hand.

Circles all punched out and ready to add to the string.

Once you have a pile of circles, cut a piece of string to the desired length. To attach paper to string put glue on one circle, place string on top of it and another circle on top to sandwich the string between them.

Work in progress.

Continue by spacing them out evenly along the string until you run out of circles or string. Let dry, sometimes they need to be held together a minute as the glue sets before you move onto the next one.

Hang on your tree. This project works best with brightly coloured wrappers, little bits of wrappers or other scraps. You can choose lots of colours, stick to one chocolate maker to make it unified, or choose a colour palette to work with. This garland can be used for wrapping presents or decorating your space. Have fun making and decorating with the garlands.

Other variations, using rectangles folded over, diamonds folded to triangles, the spines of bars, and mini flags. Have fun! Be creative.

Be sure to tag me @canadianchocoholic in your photos so I will be able see your work.

Published by canadianchocoholic

I’m exploring the world of chocolate one bite at a time. I live in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, though I have lived in many area of this wonderful country. Besides chocolate I love water (possibly I’m a mermaid) and trees. I’m creative and love making things with my hands.

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