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Dragee Favors: Pretty Packages

Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2004

At traditional Greek weddings, dragees (or koufeta, as the Greeks call them) are handed out in odd-numbered amounts. The indivisibility of the numbers shows the newlyweds will be partners for life. For a chic sweet, fill 3 1/2-inch boxes with an odd number of different dragees.

For the lining, photocopy the template (linked, below) at 250 percent, and cut a sheet of vellum to the same size. Lay the vellum over template, and crease at dotted lines with bone folder. Fold inward at a, b, d, e, g, and h, then outward at c and f. Insert vellum in box; add dragees. Fold flaps over top of candies, and close box. Tie with coordinating raffia ribbon. To finish, adorn the ribbon with a decorative clasp.

Dragee Box Template

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