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Color Me Yummy
Ride the retro-dessert craze with happy-hued boxes of mini bundt cakes (homemade or store-bought—you choose). For extra oomph, trim each box with ribbon and seal it with your new monogram.
The Elephants in the Room
Love the colors and fizz of an Indian wedding? These votive holders filled with Himalayan salt totally give off a marrying-in-Mumbai vibe.
For a new spin on this classic treat, place candied nuts in cellophane tubes and tie the ends with ribbon, then customize by wrapping them in DIY mash notes, lyrics, or some other matrimonially appropriate missive.
Tat's All, Folks
How much do you heart these personalized tattoo cookies? They're easy to make—honest!—but if you'd rather spend your time on other wedding to-dos, ask a baker to whip them up for you. Showcase the iced goodies in little plasticpackages trimmed with ribbon.
Whether you're throwing an outdoor fete or going for a homey summertime feel, these make-your-own-sun-tea carafes are the perfect parting gift. Just add a tea bag of your choice and a recipe tag (e.g.,"Fill with water, steep in sunlight, enjoy, relax!"). Seal with washi-paper tape and label the lid with your initials.
Nestled in gingham and tucked into a beribboned berry box, this fruit-filled all-American treat is one charming send-off. We used clip art to make the geek-chic gift tag.
Prettify candy favors with a fabric pouch: Snip 10-inch squares of material and tissue paper with pinking shears, add candy, and tie them with ribbon. Finish with astamped thank-you card created with a craft punch.
Dress up your tables and give pals a prezzie to remember with individual rosemary plants. They're a symbol of fidelity—and superhandy whenyou're throwing together a roast chicken. Wrap each pot in lively ribbon (use double-sided tape to make it stick), and string on a tag made with a craft punch.
Show guests some love. Send 'em home with a sackful of unshelled walnuts or pecans. Decorate each with a rickrack belly band, then attach a cracker and a tag to the drawstring.
Oil of Olé
Festive, fun, and filled with flavor, these colored-glass bottles of jalapeño-infused olive oil are embellished with raffia and crafty tags. To make them, cut folded cards from kraft paper, punch out heart shapes, and paste glitter paper inside—sparkly!