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Free Printable Halloween Candy Bar Wraps + Treat Bag Toppers

A few days ago I found the coolest resource ever through my friend Kerry Pitt-Hart's flickr favorites: the Biodiversity Heritage Library. I especially appreciate the BHL's Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike copyright, which basically means that you are free to use and alter their files as long as they are attributed properly and not sold commercially. So wonderful! Definitely a resource worth bookmarking...both for inspiration and future projects! Anyhow, ever since my discovery I have been dreaming up ways to use their extensive vault of vintage files, and will be sharing a few more of those DIYs with you really soon.

But first up today we have some creepy-crawly Printable Halloween Candy Bar Wraps and Treat Bag Toppers. These are perfect for adding a touch of eww to any Halloween party...or for creepifying your candy if you're one of those cool people who pass out full-sized candy bars to trick-or-treaters. I created two versions of each design set for you to use, one with text and one with a blank label section so you can write in a person's name or your own note. I hope you'll enjoy! xo Ez

This download includes both text and non-text versions, with one candy bar wrap per printable page.

Supplies needed:

  • Standard copy paper
  • Color Printer
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Standard-size chocolate candy bars (I used 1.55 oz and 1.75oz sizes for mine).

Begin by downloading the file (above) and then print out the wraps you'd like to use. To save ink and paper, you do not need to print out the cover page. Just select which pages you'd like your printer to print. Cut out your wraps using a pair of scissors (or a craft knife, ruler and self-healing mat).

Center your wrap on your chocolate bar...making sure that the top of the paper wrap overlays the edge of the bar by about 1/4".

Turn your candy bar and paper with the design-side down on a working surface. Place a strip of double-sided tape along the longer side of the paper wrap.

Fold wrap up and around chocolate bar and secure to the candy bar by pressing the taped portion down. Place another piece of double-sided tape along the open paper flap.

Wrap flap around bar snugly and press to adhere tape to wrap.

Repeat with remaning wrappers and bars.

This download includes both text and non-text versions, with three bag toppers per printable page.

Supplies needed:

  • Heavy-weight cardstock paper
  • Color Printer
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape (or stapler)
  • Glassine Treat bags (similar to these)- the ones I used are 5.75" wide. If your bags are smaller you can easily cut your toppers to fit.
  • Small sweets and goodies

Begin by downloading the file (above) and then print out the wraps you'd like to use onto cardstock. To save ink and paper, you do not need to print out the cover page. Just select which pages you'd like your printer to print. Cut out your wraps using a pair of scissors (or a craft knife, ruler and self-healing mat). Fill your treat bags with goodies and fold the top down to close. Trim excess off if the flap is too long once folded over. The folded flap should fit inside your bag topper so that it is hidden when sealed.

Once your toppers are cut out, fold each one in half and crease (I use the back of my thumbnail for a nice sharp crease).

Repeat with all of your toppers.

Add a piece of double-sided tape to both long edges of your paper toppers.

Sandwich your treat bag between the topper and press down along the outside of the taped portions to secure. And you're done!

Extra resources and credit: The images used in these projects are from the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Additional treat bag options can be found at Shop Sweet Lulu.

Please feel free to Pin or link to this blog post when sharing. Thanks so much for your support!

Reader Comments (17)

Thanx for sharing.

Will be fun to use this !

Greetings from germany,


September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaren

This is a great and funny idea for halloween!
I`m looking forward to see the other DIYs you already have in mind, using those vintage files.


September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Did you know that you're a DIY hero? It's true.

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley | Sugar & Cloth

Great packaging idea for Halloween. Great way to make Halloween candies classy with touch of gruesomeness.

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhyun

Just so genius and adorable! I love them!

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa de la Fuente

Yay! I've been wanting to do something sinisterly clever for Halloween - this is perfect!!!

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Ez - these are absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing...

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnette@lebenslustiger

ez!! you are SO COOL!! aah! this project just blows my mind...thankyou for always being such an inspiration!! <3

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterindreams

Fabulously creepy. :) Pinned!

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Creepy and adorable. Can I borrow the top picture for a recommendation on my danish blog?

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarina

Oh Ez, you have outdone yourself - again!! You are super-creative, I don't know where you get all your ideas!

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJutta

Creative Genius!

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdair

Genious, adorable and fabulous!

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClemence

This is awesome, Ez! Thx for the heads up to this resource and for creating such unique Halloween inspiration! Will definitely be sharing on the blog:)

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSnippets+Sprig

That snake is so creepy! But I like how you personalized them it looks a little bit more classy than creepy. This is better than buying trick or treat bags! Thanks for the post!

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarina Mcnaught

I love these candy wrappers. They are so fun. I saw them on Ann Martin's blog, "All Things Paper". Great fun idea for Halloween.

October 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArtist in LA LA Land

These are wonderful! My grandsons will love them! Thanks so much -

October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

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