For a unique fall favor, wrap tapers in vellum; dress up with blossoms or a matchbox covered with paper, florets, and real leaves. Tie the box to candles with a cord threaded through the box's underside.
Wrap seasonal fruit in tissue for a sweet (and healthful) gift for guests.
Have an office-supply store make a rubber stamp with your names, wedding date, and a drawing or clip art illustration (the entire design should be 3 inches in diameter or smaller). Stamp image onto squares of tissue paper. Cut off stems, center fruit on tissue, wrap, and twist.
Undamaged leaves, when covered with a coat of fabric paint in a favorite color, will make unusual and varied imprints on absorbent textiles, such as canvas, cotton, or linen. Give your guests a bag that they will use again and again as a favor or as a welcome gift in their hotel room.
Tea is twice as nice coupled with cookies flavored the same way. These Earl Grey tea cookies were made by mixing tea leaves into the shortbread batter.
Customize a box with corrugated paper to form sections for cookies and tea bags. Ours is wrapped with damask paper and ribbon. Monogrammed tags, shaped like ones for tea bags, reveal the gift inside.
Favor boxes wrapped in yarn give your takeaways a homespun feel. Many of these ideas use the same technique: Attach an end of yarn to the bottom of a box with a clear round mailing seal; wind yarn around box several times, cut off, and affix the other end to bottom with a second seal. Precut all of your yarn before wrapping.
Pecans start falling in early September, which is why so many of our favorite autumn desserts show them off.
Miniature pecan pies from a bakery in custom-stamped bags make for tasty favors that are easy as pie to assemble in advance. When you receive the pies, add extra pecans, tuck them into wax-lined bags (ours are decorated with a custom-made rubber stamp), and seal them with double-sided tape.
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