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Candle Favors


Wedding guests will appreciate a simple, thoughtful favor of beeswax candles and personalized matches.


  • Beeswax candles
  • Decorative paper
  • Ribbon
  • Matchboxes
  • Craft glue
  • Dresden foil flowers


  1. Step 1

    Choose candles, decorative paper, and ribbon in colors that match the palette of your table setting. Also purchase enough matchboxes for each guest to get his or her own.

  2. Step 2

    Cut strips of decorative paper, sized to fit around the matchbox sleeve plus 1/2 inch for overlap. Wrap the sleeve of each matchbox in a strip of paper; glue at the overlap.

  3. Step 3

    Tie the matches to the candles using the ribbon. Finally, add a short length of decorative Dresden foil flowers, just enough to fit atop the box, using craft glue.

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2002