Posts in the ‘Christmas’ Category
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!
Garnish + Happy Holidays!Pin It
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!
Garnish + Enjoy
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.
Garnish + Enjoy
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!
Garnish + EnjoyPin It
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!
Garnish + Enjoy
We know you all love this one….so we are -posting one of our favorites!
We realize there are only so many bottles of wine and poinsettias that a host or hostess can receive at your next holiday get together. So how about next time, you think outside the box, or rather, in it! They say there are no guarantees in life, but we’re pretty sure that you have all the ingredients right in your own pantry. One of our favorite gifts to give is homemade cookie dough…we’ve probably told you this already. It’s so easy to whip up a quick batch of sugar cookie (or any flavor) dough and package it up in our large no soup for you containers. Double the batch, double the amount of gifts you’ll have on the ready! Hosting a cookie swap? This makes a great addition – cookies for when the others run out.
We just wrote the simple instruction for baking on one of our square kraft labels and tied it up with a pretty bow. When your host’s sweet tooth comes calling, this will be on the ready. And, we couldn’t let you leave without giving you one of our favorite sugar cookie recipes, thanks to Martha!
Sugar Cookies from The Martha Stewart Cookbook
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. brandy
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Sift together the dry ingredients. In a n electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light; add the egg, brandy, and vanilla and beat well. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix until well blended. (note* at this point, we scoop the dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet to freeze. Once they are frozen, we pack them up…if you want to do it the old fashioned way, keep reading!) Wrap and chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
Preheat the oven to 400F. On a lightly floured board, roll out one third of the dough at a time. Roll to about 1/8 inch thick and cut out with cookie cutters. Put the shapes on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Do not allow to brown, cool on racks.
Garnish + Enjoy
Yikes! Is it already Wednesday? We are scurrying around trying to get ready for Christmas…but we always have time for a quick post. And this one is perfect for those last minute gifts. Appropriately…it involves coffee, which you probably feel like you need a whole pot of by now! Have you picked up some of our coffee clutches? They are so much fun.
If you are giving out some coffee gift certificates this holiday (cause..who doesn’t love Starbucks!), why not gift them in our paper coffee cups with a personalized coffee clutch. Whew! That was a mouthful! You can stamp the recipient’s name, add some ribbon or why not have your child draw a picture on their teacher’s coffee clutch. There are so many possibilities, and we promise, they will be quick and easy!
Garnish + Enjoy
We are in the final countdown before Christmas…and if you celebrate with stockings, you are probably thinking of things to fill them up with.
Here is a quick and easy idea for Monday morning….why not use our clear candy tubes, they fit a couple of nail files just perfectly!
Garnish + Enjoy
Today’s post is super fun! Remember pixie sticks? Well, you can make your own, and it’s SUPER easy! And at holiday time they make the perfect stocking stuffer, party favor or present topper. Here’s how you do it. Mix one cup of sugar with one package of unsweetened drink mix (like Koo-Aid). Next, get a bunch of our paper straws, fold over one edge of the straw so the filling doesn’t come out. We made a funnel out of paper to fill our straws, but if you have one that is small enough that would work great. Finally, fold over the top edge of the straw. That’s it!
The best thing is that you can make all kinds of flavors! One cup of sugar will fill up lots of straws, but you can easily adjust the recipe to suit however many you want to make. And remember, this is a great idea for anytime of year, and really inexpensive. Could be fun for a birthday party, picnic or even a special treat any night of the week. What flavors will you be mixing up?
Garnish + Enjoy
16 Days people….that’s right. Christmas is just around the corner! Now don’t forget the hardest working man this season…Santa! Trust us, he will love some Garnish’ed up cookies and milk at your house. Here’s a spread that we think he will enjoy.
We put some cookies in our flat treat bags. Be sure to leave more than one. You know, Santa has some elves helping out that are probably famished too! And don’t forget a little something for Rudolph, Blitzen, Comet and the others. Some reindeer food packaged up in our glassine bags is just the thing. We just printed off the bags on our printer, it was super easy! And we all know that Santa is uber busy on Christmas Eve, so put that milk or hot cocoa into one of our to go cups…I’m sure that sleigh has cup holders!
This made us think of when we were in grade school and living in Switzerland. We used to leave our shoes by the fireplace with carrots in them. When Santa came, he would take the carrots for his reindeer and leave us some candy in our shoes to thank us. What kind of traditions do you have at Christmas? We would love to hear some of them!Older Posts »