Collecting Paper Pulp or Papier Mache Santas




A while ago, I shared with you some of the larger finds for the month of December and tucked in among the inventory were these little Santas.  Well, not just ANY Santas.  These guys were candy containers and they are made of paper!  Small pieces of candy were put inside the Santas on the bottom and then sealed up with a sticker. Some people refer to the material these Santas are made of as paper/papier mache and yet others refer to them as pulp paper. Regardless, they are becoming increasingly collectible and a challenge to find.

While some of these candy containers can be quite old -some  from the 1800s- these Santas shown here are likely from the late 1940s and 1950s.  I thought their round little tummies made them so endearing.  Here is a great article talking more about the different candy containers and their origin – which can include Germany or France!


Of course, in addition to Santa candy containers, there were Santa’s boot candy containers.  There were also containers for every season.  Easter rabbit containers, turkey containers and more. So, if you are out and about in an antique store and are lucky enough to stumble upon   some candy containers – you m

ay want to buy them while you can!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today.  I hope these little candy containers inspire you this holiday season.

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