How to Create a Book Cover with Candy Wrapper

Weave strips of candy wrappers to make a cute and colourful book cover for a planner or cheque book.

Materials Used:  DIY Candy Wrapper Book Cover

– Pocket Planner – Candy/Food Packaging – all-purpose Thread – card stock Paper – All-purpose Glue

Step 1: Prepare your Candy Wrappers

Wash food packaging in warm, soapy water and allow it to dry.

Step 2: Cut your Candy Wrappers into Strips

To cut the strips, use a ruler and pen to draw a straight line down one edge of the wrong side of the package so that you are starting with a straight line.

If you are using a thinner wrapper that is a lighter colour, you may want to use a hard pencil to mark the lines instead of a pen.

Start weaving the 3/8” strips together. Line up one of the colors and weave the other color through it.

Step 3: Weave your Candy Wrapper Strips

Step 4: Insert Candy Wrapper Cover into Plastic Sleeve

My planner has a plastic sleeve; it sits inside, and reusing that with the candy wrapper cover inside will give your upcycled book cover a longer life.