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Use paper to give favors colorful details. These ideas use rose and chocolate brown, evoking an earlier era.

Stamp tissue for one-of-a-kind wrapping.

Tissue-Paper Favor How-To

Twisted just so, these treats will stand up on their own.

1. You'll need large, box-shaped candies, such as these Neopolitan coconut squares. Cut two sheets of 71/2-inch square tissue paper in contrasting colors. With brown ink and a rubber stamp in any design you like, decorate one corner of the lighter paper, as shown.

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2. Lay with stamped side face down. Stack candies in the corner opposite stamped section. Fold paper against side and then bottom of candies, as if wrapping a gift box.

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3. Roll candies up in the tissue, holding them carefully so they don't shift.

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4. Twist top of tissue paper above candies to secure -- no tape is needed.

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A trio of envelopes encloses sweets and serves as a place card.

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Envelope Favor How-To

You'll need hot pink, pale pink, and brown 31/2-by- 5-inch envelopes.

1. Create a template (for making many favors): Trace envelope onto paper; cut out, and make two holes using a 1/8-inch hole punch. Lay template over front envelope; mark holes with pencil.

2. Lay front envelope over other two, staggering so tops show. Using a paper clip to hold in place, punch holes through all three envelopes.

3. Add candies to each envelope; seal.

4. Tie together with ribbon. Print label on a computer (use clip art for fancy designs); affix with a glue stick.

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You can find a wide selection of candies in both pink and brown. Of course there are myriad chocolates; and jelly beans, M and Ms, and dragees come in almost every color (food for any palette). Use all one hue, or mix the colors in flavors that go well together.

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