Remember candygrams? You’d buy a big piece of foam core and write a cute message in Sharpie using candy to replace some of the words? They’re never the most eloquent of messages and can look a bit tacky with all the mismatched candy packages, but it’s the thought that counts, right? And the candy, of course! That being said, we couldn’t help but want to dress it up in a pretty palette with this DIY Giant Candygram! To be honest, we’re pretty in love with it! It’s almost too cute to eat the candy, but we’ll make an exception 😉 With downloadable files, all you need to do is print off the materials and but the candy! Use it for a friend’s birthday, a thank you, or just a way to show a little love! Everyone deserves a little something sweet now and again…cough…*always*…
Printable files and how-to after the jump!
DIY Giant Candygram
- Candygram templates found HERE
- Piece of foam core, 24″ by 30″
- Spray adhesive
- Hot glue gun
- Candy: 100 Grand, Symphony bar, York Peppermint Patty, Milky Way, Spree, Payday, Baby Ruth, Mr. Goodbar, Crunch bar, Mounds bar, Take 5, Hot Tamales, Reese’s Pieces.
- Print the templates off on Engineering prints. This is available at Staples for $2.99.
- Trim the poster and each of the candy wrappers on the light pink outline.
- Using spray adhesive, secure the poster to the foam core. Trim the foam core poster with a craft knife if you can’t get the exact dimensions.
- Wrap each candy in its coordinating package, centering the candy on the paper and wrapping both edges to the back and securing with hot glue. If you avoid gluing the paper to the candy packaging, you’ll be able to slip out the candy without ruining the paper.
- To secure the candies to the posterboard, we would recommend hot glue as well. We used duct tape rolls, but that allowed the candy to droop a little on the board.
Deliver your DIY Giant Candygram to your lucky recipient and share some sweets!
Photography by Anna Killian | Designs by Ashley Isenhour