Cool and Clever! Ideas for Presenting Sweet Treats

Doily wrappers for candy

Candies are already so irresistible! So, it’s quite a challenge and a thrill to pretty them up even more. But lucky for us who are ever on the look out for fresh favor packaging ideas, there are dozens of super-creative blogs out there that keep coming up with the cutest ways to present sweet treats. Get ready, then, for a whole lot of creativity and cuteness! We found ideas using DIY boxes, pouches, cones, doily and tulle wraps, recycled bottles, and store-bought containers that you can decorate and personalize. Choose one that suits your theme, budget, and the type of candy you’re giving. Happy packaging!

Find Your Favorite Way to Present Candy

Creative favor packaging ideas for candy

1 – Love these pretty wooden boxes for presenting salted sea caramels! Perfect for a nautical wedding as a “gift from the sea!” Check them out via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

2 – So sweet and interactive! These candy checkers’ boxes would be great as a chic favor at a pop-art inspired wedding. See the instructions for making them via The Alison Show.

3 – Check out these charming hand-stamped cello bags, perfect for giving candies and cookies! They can be DIYed, as shown on Sweet Tidings, using a special all-surface ink. Plus, you could have your stamps customized to suit your wedding theme or say a special thank you!

4 – Quaint old-fashioned treat bags would be just the thing for a Sweets Shoppe themed bridal shower or a Valentine season wedding. These country-style designs are downloadable from The Farm Chicks, all ready to cut, fold, glue, and fill!

5- Candy cones aren’t exactly a new idea. But like these examples found on Casa e Cose, it’s the paper patterns, pretty embellishments, and fun display ideas (like hanging them up in a row) that make them extra special.

6 – Love the cheery chevron pattern and chic shape of these candy pouches! And the great thing is, I Still Love You (Melissa Esplin) provides a complete step-by-step guide to make these using their downloadable printable.

7 – The humble brown paper bag can get all prettied up for favor giving! Nice Package shows how to pull this off using creative cutting, taping, and assembling of paper cutouts, ribbon, and twine. Just use your imagination!

8 – Recycled bottles are another neat way to give candy as favors! Let the bright candy colors and fun shapes serve as the focal points, like these from You Are My Fave. Then, add labels that you can either DIY or download from online suppliers.

9 – These aren’t just boxes of candy. They’re actually make-your-own-candy-necklace kits! Each clear acetate box contains an assortment of hard and soft candies, plus cereal, ready to be strung together on embroidery floss. Such a cool idea from Paper and Cake!

10 – Treats wrapped up in doily packets are such a simple and sweet idea, as seen on Lovelorn Unicorn. We love how they tied the packets closed with simple string dyed with food coloring, and attached handwritten favor tags.


  1. We so agree! Love finding and sharing all these clever ideas!

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