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4 Stylish Ways To Wrap Macarons As Wedding Favors

Macarons. There’s something very luxurious about these meringue-based French confections. And if you’d like to hand them out as favors at a wedding or other special event, you’d better make sure the packaging is as sophisticated as the treat. Try one of these four elegant ways to wrap macarons without hiding the sweetness inside.

1. Wrap each macaron individually in cellophane so they look like candies. Cut a square of cellophane large enough to wrap around the macaron, then twist each end and tie with ribbon. Because the confections are so fragile, you have to be very careful as you wrap them so they don’t get smooshed or crack; be sure to have extras to allow for mistakes.

2. Show off a pair of macarons in a clear pillow box tied with a ribbon.


3. A frosted gable box gives a hint of what’s inside while keeping the sweets protected. A little wood fill or paper shred on the bottom acts as a cushion, while ribbon and a leather rose broach dress up the outside.


4. For a variation of the gable box, try a frosted Chinese takeout container.


Toronto-based gift stylist Corinna vanGerwen provides gift wrapping services for editorial, advertising, marketing and events, as well as designs custom-packaged favours for weddings. Her clients have included Indigo Books and international fine paper wholesaler The Japanese Paper Place, and her work has appeared in publications such as Canadian Living and Food & Drink. Read more of her wrapping tips on her blog ‎Corinna Wraps.

Image(s): Corinna vanGerwen

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