Craft Fair Goodies: Santa Hershey Bar’s

OK I am BURSTING with excitement to show you these. Not sure what it is, but I just find these things SOOOO CUTE!!

I have been noodling over what I can do with these full-sized Hershey candy bars for a few weeks. I finally decided to deck them out in a Santa suit. I got lots of inspiration for these on the web…so I cannot take credit. There are lots of great versions out there, but I pulled most of my inspiration from Wanda’s creation on her blog. Thanks Wanda for sharing these, they are great!


Similar to the hot cocoa ones I did a few weeks back, these too are “sliders”. When you untie the ribbon & pull…a candy bar comes out!


The ends are glued shut & I used a paper crimper tool to finish off the ends. I got that idea HERE from Dawn’s video.

111609_03A few other things:

  • Red Cardstock = 6″x6″ (scored @ 1/2″, 3.25″)
  • White Cardstock = 6″ x 2.25″, punch edges with SU! Scallop Border Punch
  • Black strip (Santa’s Belt) is 3/4″ wide
  • I cut the belt buckle using Paper Doll Dress Up (buckle for Pilgrim hat, then I just trimmed the belt part off) – set to Real Dial Size ON at 1 inch.
  • Black circles (buttons) are 1/2″ circles.
  • I punched the hole for ribbon right through the top button with my Crop-a-Dile!

Thanks for checking these out! I hope I left enough info to help you make your own. If you follow Dawn’s instructions – the dimensions are pretty good to get the basic concept of the slider down.

I have LOTS more to show you this week…getting ready for my big fair this Saturday, EEK!


  1. This is so cute! I love the idea of making it look like santa’s belly! great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. You did a FABULOUS job on the Santa Hershey Bar covers!!! I LOVE your version too! Thanks for the credit and the link! Wanda

  3. So cute!!! Where did you get your paper crimper tool? My husband orders a lot from ULINE, and they have one, but its $160!!

    • Oh Gosh, I will say – mine is super old and I NEVER use it! I had to pull it out of the drawer, lol. I know Fiskars makes them – they are pretty cheap…under $20 I would say. Try Target, Walmart, AC Moore or Michaels.

  4. Oh I found one! The one on ULINE is to seal plastic bags. I have to say, I am addicted to your site. I don’t know where you find the time to create such beautiful stuff, and so much of it! Your craft fair set ups are insane!!! Best of luck at your next show!@Kerry

  5. Love this…. what a cute idea!!! good luck at your show\

  6. Love it! you are by far my favorite blog to follow… thanks a ton for the insparation :)

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