We love homemade candies and gifts, but sometimes when you're already cooking for a dinner party, there's no time for from-scratch favors. Here are four adorable ways to take store-bought candy and make them look like custom gifts. They'd be sweet little place settings for a Valentine's Day dinner.
Any of these would make adorable birthday party favors, too. None of them take long (the photo wrapper is the most complicated) or cost much money.
We'd scatter them across the table as decoration for a dinner party or pile them up in a glass bowl as a pretty, colorful centerpiece. We don't think anyone will complain when they open it up and find a familiar treat. (Who doesn't have secret, nostalgic love for Rolos?)
• 1. Mentos wrapped in hand-striped tissue, from Oh Happy Day.
• 2. Lindt truffles wrapped in crepe paper, from Such Pretty Things.
• 3. Photo chocolate bars, from Martha Stewart Weddings.
• 4. Rolo scrolls, from Disney Family Fun.
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(Images: Joke Vande Gaer/Oh Happy Day; Jessica Enig; Marcus Nilsson/Martha Stewart Weddings; FamilyFun Magazine)