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It’s happening…ONE DAY ONLY…today, November 19th! Come on by and check it out!
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We were VERY excited to see Garnish in print his holiday season! So excuse us while we toot our own horn a bit…
We had Garnishes on four pages of Southern Living Magazine. Featured are our two for the road drink carrier, cellophane bags, glassine bags and our hip 2b square geometric bowl. This issue of Southern Living is full of great holiday gift giving, decorating and yummy recipes…so you definitely have to check it out. A big thank you goes to out to Southern Living for having as much love for Garnish as we do.
We were featured on three pages in All Recipes Magazine as well!
All Recipes shows you how, with a little DIY, you can make these Garnishes your own. They used our two for the road drink carrier, our wooden berry basket, cellophane bags and our windowed gable box. Thank you to All Recipes for showing us how you Garnish and including some yummy recipes too.
We’re feeling extremely grateful for all of YOU..without whom we wouldn’t be here to have such lovely features in these magazines. Thank you so much for continuing to think of Garnish and for continuing to cross our welcome mat into our little home.
What are you going to Garnish this holiday season? Share with us your creative ideas and you just might see them here on our blog!
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Categories: Bright Ideas!,Christmas,DIY,Holiday Ideas,Packaging,Party Ideas,thanksgiving,Uncategorized
Tags: cellophane bag, drink carrier, gable box, geometric bowl, glassine bags, wood pint berry boxes
With the entertaining season about to be in full swing, it’s fun to think up new and simple ideas that will impress your guests. Who knew our burlap bag could be so versatile?
Not only is the burlap bag great for holding sweet treats or gift cards, it also makes the perfect holder for all the cutlery on the buffet line, or at a place setting. We did it up three ways…using easy to find, craft store items. Stick on jewels and buttons come in all sorts of colors, perfect for the Thanksgiving or holiday table. We also tried some glitter paint and found that the dark colors works best (we also tested silver, but it was too light). You can free hand it or use a stencil like we did. It’s easy, fun and the perfect thing for the kiddos to help out with. And most importantly….you are creating a special moment for your guests, and that’s what Garnish is all about!
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You will be the hippest parent on the block when you suggest to your children they host a gingerbread house party. You don’t need to have a birthday to host a kid’s party.
We have a few tips and tricks for you to carry this party off with ease.
- Build the houses out of graham crackers ahead of time. Use two crackers split in half for the four walls and another split in half for the roof.
- Cut a cracker-half diagonally, creating two triangles to be used as the gable ends of the roof.
- Royal icing is an excellent glue to hold everything together. Make a batch and fill plastic bottle containers, which is done easily if you put the icing into a piping bag, or plastic bag snipped on the corner, and squeeze into each bottle.
- Give each guest a bottle of icing and some double dip white cups filled with candies to decorate their gingerbread house.
- Provide gingerbread men or other holiday cookies to be decorated.
- For the trip home, package the gingerbread houses in our frankly my dear windowed gable box. Two houses fit perfectly in one box.
- Children love anything with their name on it so go ahead and personalize the box using stickers or rub-on letters.
- Place the gingerbread men along with any other crafts or creations in our hello cello cellophane bags, tie with some holiday ribbon or our in the knick of twine.
This party is so easy and guaranteed to fill your house and heart with laughter and smiles. Just like that, you took a moment, and created a memory.
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With the weather turning a little chilly, nothing warms you up quicker than tea and cookies, Garnished up, of course!
Packaged up in our contessa container, with some red and white twine and a fun label, anyone would enjoy this tasty gift. We found these fun chalkboard labels at Target, but you can use one of our oval labels as well. As for the cookies…well you can go homemade, or pick some up at the store (we won’t tell). One of our favorite brands is Tate’s Bakeshop, have you heard of them? If you live in the Northeastern United States, you just might of had some of their tasty cookies. Our favorite are the “Chipless Wonder” cookies. Think chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips (sounds crazy to leave out the chocolate, but trust us!)
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We are less than a week to Christmas! Yikes! Are you still picking up last minute gifts? Well, if you are looking for a way to make that gift card look special, we’ve got just the thing. Why not use our kraft treat bag…
All we did was add a DIY snowflake to our kraft treat bag, tied on a little red and white twine, and now it looks special! We used this tutorial for our snowflake (yes, we had to look it up on the internet…can you believe we don’t know how to do these!). We found that a 5″ square worked best for this project. You could jazz up your snowflake with a little bit of glitter, or let little hands be creative with crayons, markers or even stickers. A great way to personalize a gift for the teacher, bus driver or babysitter!
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We’ve got a DIY for you today, and it involves glitter! You might remember last year Oh Happy Day did a glitter DIY with some of our Garnishes. We decided to to add some festive color this year and try it ourselves. Here is what you will need.
We used spray glue, but if you are doing this with children, you might want to use white glue or even double stick tape. Remember, if you use spray glue, do so in a well ventilated area. Spray glue is awesome…but it stinks! We used a lined cookie sheet to dump the glitter on to. Then we sprayed our Garnishes and rolled them around in the glitter. You can also use a soft brush to get rid of any excess glitter. Just let it dry and you’re good to go! We used the wooden cups, but this would work great on the berry boxes, cutlery or wood cones. You can even add some glitter to the lids of our no soup for you containers. How fun would they be filled with cookie dough at your holiday cookie swap.
We decided that our glitter cups worked perfectly on the mantle as candle holders. They are wood, which catches on fire….so please, use battery operated candles in these ones!
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Today’s holiday treat is a fun one. We were inspired by the fun little spatula that we found at Target that was less than $2. Next we found some holiday duct tape in our stash. You can find these patterned duct tapes everywhere now, and they are a fun way to personalize your Garnishes!
We used this recipe for gingerbread mix and put some inside our small gable box (inside a bag of course!) printing out the baking instructions on a card. We wrapped the duct tape around the box, slid in the spatula and tied it all up with some red and white bakery twine. Wouldn’t this be a fun teacher gift? How about leaving it inside your mailbox for a sweet surprise for your mail carrier? Either way, it’s sure to put a smile on someone’s face this holiday season.
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First of all, we want to send out a whole bunch of Garnish good vibes to our friends who had to brave Hurricane Sandy. We hope you are all safe and sound. We know there was A LOT of devastation on the east coast and our thoughts are with you
Now, on to something a bit more cheery…and easy to do (we love that!). It’s tape. We know…you’re thinking we’ve lost our minds, but the new (or old…we might be late to the tape craze) paper tapes or “washi” tapes are all kinds of awesome.
We know there are some super fun patterns out there, but we found our tape at Target, which also means it was inexpensive. We loved the simple dots and lines and thought it was perfect for our Garnishes. We used it on our cutlery and coffee clutch, but you could add it to just about any one of our Garnishes. How cute would it be to add to our glassine or cello bags with your holiday baking tucked inside? (Did we just say Holiday? Yep, we’re going there folks!) What we really like about this tape, is that it peels of easily, so if you screw up putting it on, you don’t damage anything. Cute and goof proof? That’s our kind stuff!
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We would like to take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Our posts may be a little light over the next week as take time to celebrate the season and enjoy time with family (shipping is still following our regular schedule). We hope that you were able to add a little Garnish to your holiday…and if not, don’t forget about New Year’s Eve!
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