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Favor Tree

There's no such thing as too many holiday treats.




Made from wrapping paper, these simple containers can hang from a Christmas-tree form, holding candy or very small presents.


  1. Step 1


    Using a straightedge and a utility knife, cut a piece of wrapping paper into a rectangle. Roll the rectangle into a cylinder, and tape lengthwise with invisible tape.

  2. Step 2

    Tape inside of one opening: The piece of tape should equal the diameter of the opening and be positioned so that one-half the width of tape extends beyond edge of paper; fold exposed tape back over itself, and press the top edges of the cylinder together.

  3. Step 3

    Fill cone with candy or gift. Close the other side the same way, but make the end perpendicular to the first.

  4. Step 4

    Hold two pieces of string together, and fold in half; knot the resulting four lengths just below the fold, leaving a loop at the end.

  5. Step 5

    Position cone so one end abuts knot of strings; place two lengths of string on each side of cone. Tie off the string, and hang from the loop.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1998/1999



Reviews (12)

  • Alana Waters-Piper 9 Dec, 2012

    This wire tree is for sale on my shop's website:

    Nest Vintage Modern

    Merry Christmas all!

  • maynee 4 Nov, 2012

    o. it was in the post itself.. .. got it :D

  • maynee 4 Nov, 2012

    I would love to give this a try... can someone point me where i can find the directions to make the cones to hang?..

  • Alana Waters-Piper 2 Dec, 2011

    I'm sorry, here's the direct link as well:

    Happy decorating, everyone! :)

  • Alana Waters-Piper 2 Dec, 2011

    I run a site called Bluebird Goods and we carry the exact same tree pictured above. It's really pretty. We use it for all seasons, not just Christmas. At Easter we hang blown and decorated eggs.

    Just go to, then look in "seasonal and celebrations" or search for "wire tree".

    Happy Holidays all!


  • Rayelynn 27 Dec, 2010

    I know this is a little late but I did find a tree very similar if not identical to this. Check out Look under Christmas category. They have a 33" tree. Enjoy!

  • sjkkkk 29 Nov, 2010

    I made this today and yes I had a metal tree. It came out great, I added numbers to my packages and little treats inside for this years advent calendar.... Thanks for the great idea!

  • byelihandworks1 24 Nov, 2010

    just wondering if EMG530 got an answer to where the metal tree came from ..... thanks

  • EMG530 16 Nov, 2010

    Where can I get the metal tree form??

  • Elephantcloud 20 Dec, 2008

    This could make a nice advent calendar if each package was numbered...

  • Elephantcloud 20 Dec, 2008

    This could make a nice alternative to an advent calendar if each package was numbered...

  • maricruz 17 Nov, 2007

    These sweet little packeages would be great my son to take to school for his classmate a little gifts for the holidays!