DIY: Chocolate Alphabet Wraps — Plus a Free Printable!

February 9, 2016

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By Gabrielle. Photos by Amy Christie for Design Mom.

Oh my goodness you guys. This is the cutest little project! I’m basically in love with it. And even if you are not crafty, this is doable, I promise. Can you print things out? Can you buy chocolate? Do you have scissors and tape? Then you can make these! You’ll love writing sweet messages with them, and so will your kids.

As you can guess with the timing of this post, these wraps were originally brainstormed as a Valentine’s Day project. But once the chocolates starting getting wrapped, it became clear that these wraps would be adorable any time of year! Write messages for Mother’s Day, for birthdays, for book club, for a baby shower. Wrap up initials as place markers at a dinner party. Drop off a sweet chocolate note for a friends who is having a hard day.

You simply can’t go wrong with these happy little wraps!

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Amy Christie led out on this project and here’s what she says:

This project is probably one of my favorites ever. It’s the colors, the cuteness, all the possibilities of messages to write and it’s chocolate!! #winning to the max. And while this week is all about Valentine’s Day, like Gabrielle said, these sweet treats can be used for any occasion throughout the year! New babies, dad’s day, kid’s day, after-surgery day, teacher gifts, a treat for the mail carrier. Even a ho-hum date night. Everyone, EVERYONE, will love this.

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We picked fab colors and all you have to do is print, cut and wrap. If you sneak a few chocolates while you’re working, that’s okay too.

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Brush up on your proofreading skills and let’s get going.

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Supplies:

- chocolate miniatures — the letter wraps are sized to fit just perfectly over Hershey’s miniature chocolates
- printable letter wraps — pink, orange, chartreuse, teal, chartreuse
- glue dots or double-sided tape or tape
- optional: printable cards for messages

Notes:

- The letter wraps can be printed at home, of course, however, the color will be probably be better from a copy shop.

- Each color set has 40 pages — all letters, numbers and a few punctuation marks. Printing them all gets a bit spendy. To save time, money and paper, take a few moments to plan out a phrase or two and the colors you’d like and print only those.

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To wrap the chocolates, we found it easiest to center the wrap on the front of the chocolate first.

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Then wrap the flaps around to the backside, gently pressing the paper to form around the bar.

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Add a glue dot (or double-sided tape) to the inner flap.

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Fold the other flap onto the glue dot. If you’re using regular tape, add it here.

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Done and done.

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Wrap up the rest of the phrase and toss in a treat bag for your Valentine. A little love puzzle? Or, if you want to SHOW the message to your loves, use the printable card.

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Using glue dots or double-sided tape or regular tape rolls to hold the chocolates in place.

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See what I mean? They are so dang cute. Definitely irresistible. Thank you, Amy! Okay, Dear Readers, if you make these you know we want to hear about it. Happy chocolate messages to one and all!

Credits: Images, styling & text by Amy Christie. Graphic design by Annie Galloway

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristine February 9, 2016 at 11:26 am

Very cute…love the colors and the polka dots!

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2 Paige February 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm

These are all so cute! I need to make these for my husband!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

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3 CB February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

What am I missing? There are two links for chartreuse that actually seem to go to the same printable, but one has an asterisk after it. But there’s no corresponding footnote. Should there be?

(Sorry, I’m a copyeditor by trade and dangling asterisks are a pet peeve.)

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4 Design Mom February 9, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Just a typo, CB. Thanks for the heads up. There was originally a corresponding asterisk on the word “notes”, but I erased it and forgot to erase the first one. Sorry about that!

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5 Lisa O February 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Can you post the link to the rose-colored papers? I really like the contrast of the deeper hue to the pastels.

Thanks for this super resource! I can imagine lots of uses.

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6 praveen February 11, 2016 at 2:47 am

Nice One … this is Awesome.

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7 Jocelyn May 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

Hi! I love this for teacher appreciation week, but I can’t seem to link up to the rose-colored wraps. Can you repost or send me the link?

Thanks so much! These are awesome!
Jocelyn

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