How to Make a Candy Wrapper Book Cover

This fun candy wrapper craft project was submitted by Sarah Anderson of Leafy Branch Studios. In this tutorial Sarah shows us how to upcycle and reuse candy wrappers by weaving them into a colourful book cover.

Step 1: Prepare your Candy Wrappers

Wash food packaging in warm soapy water and allow to dry. The last thing you want is bits of chocolate rubbing off on you in the middle of your project!

Step 2: Cut your Candy Wrappers into Strips

Your finished strips will look something like the picture below. Depending on the size of the pocket planner or cheque book you are covering, more or less strips may be required.

Step 3: Weave your Candy Wrapper Strips

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

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.

If you don’t have a plastic cover on the book or planner you want to cover you can create a similar pocket to insert your book with additional candy wrappers or even elastic.