Recycling Chocolate Foil Wrappers & a Tutorial

I have love recycling things for crafts and one of my favourites is reusing chocolate foil wrappers. So what a wonderful way to start the New Year with a crafty tutorial that also recycles something that is commonly thrown out!

Chocolate Foil Wrappers are so bright and come in such pretty colours I just had to make them into something! I just love the festival they add to a project.

 At the end of this post I will show you how to make this beautiful butterfly card

Below are some more things I have made or decorated with chocolate foil wrappers.

A cigar box decorated in scraps of foils topped with a foiled handmade butterfly

Another cigar box decorated with a mosaic scene and a foiled handmade butterfly

A beautiful beaded & foiled handmade butterfly fridge magnet

3 small foiled handmade butterflies decorate this trio of squares on a card.

As you can see the handmade butterflies are a common denominator to these crafts. Read below to learn how to make your own foiled butterfly

Butterfly Foil Card Tutorial



Butterfly stamp
Jet Black Staz On Permanent Ink pad
Cold Laminate
Chocolate foils in various colours (enjoy eating the choccies)
Card stock
Coluzzle Oval nested shapes &
cutting knife & mat
Craft glue
Kindy Glitter Glue


  • Stamp butterfly on the front of a cold laminate scrap with Jet Black Staz On
  • Peel off backing off the cold laminate.
  • Apply small pieces of foils coloured side against tacky surface, in areas as desired or follow photo for placement suggestion. Working with small pieces is easier to ensure minimal colour outside chosen areas. A pair of tweezers is handy here!
  • Continue adhering the foils until whole butterfly is covered.
  • Cut around stamped and foiled image.
  • Bend  laminate to lift wings.
  • Using the Coluzzle Cutting System or other cutting system, cut 2 ovals for card front as per photo.
  • Glue ovals onto card front. 
  • Decorate card base as desired 
  • Glue butterfly's body only to the top of card as per photo, lifting wings slightly to give definition..
You can also make a lovely garland using the chocolate wrappers.  

  I have shared this tutorial on Savvy Southern Style 
There are a lot of other entries to entice you there.

I swear you wont be able to look at a foil covered chocolate in the same way ever again. The fastest way to gather a wide selection of these foil wrappers is at Easter. They abound on so many Easter eggs, bunnies etc


  1. hmmm, makes me tempted to run out and get some chocolate ;-)--pretty ideas.

    1. Surely we have an added incentive now to enjoy lovely chocolate- Don't forget to ask your family and friends to save their easter egg wrappers which is when & where I get probably 90% of foils from.

  2. Thanks for such a simple yet SWEET idea! I will inform about your post to my friends and all the best for your future posts..
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