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Use a light-colored background so the text stands out.
Make a big announcement, send a party invitation or just give a personal gift by using personalized candy bar wrappers you print right from your home computer. It does not take a lot of computer skills to put together custom candy wrappers to amaze your friends. Use a favorite photo or free online graphic and combine it with your personal message and in just a few easy steps the project is complete.
Design the wrapper using a piece of scratch paper. Think of the message you want to appear on the wrapper and any specific colors you will use.
Set up the template on your computer publishing program. You can use a simple program like Microsoft Word or Works. The average candy bar wrapper is 5.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide. You can change the margins for your template under the page set-up area of most publishing programs.
Insert the background for the candy wrapper. Use a picture or clip art design that shows off the theme of your custom wrapper or event. Make sure the background picture covers the entire surface of the wrapper.
Design the front of the personalized candy wrapper. Begin the front of the wrapper approximately 1 inch from the top of the printable area. The front where you will put your message, is 2.25 inches long.
Design the back of the wrapper. Leave small amount of space, 1/4 inch is enough. Start the back design approximately 3.5 inches from the top of the template. The back can include a personal message, more pictures or additional information.
Print the custom wrapper using your home printer. You can print one individual wrapper or any number of wrappers. If printing more than one wrapper, you can fit two wrapper templates on one page to save paper.
Cut out the wrapper with a pair of scissors.
Glue the wrapper by folding it around a candy bar and applying a small line of glue at the edges.
Lindsay Zortman has worked as a writer since 2001. Her work focuses on topics about cancer, children, chemical dependency, real estate, finance, family issues and other health-related topics. She is a featured writer with the National Brain Tumor Foundation. Zortman is a nationally certified counselor and holds a Master of Arts in counseling from the University of South Dakota.