Posts in the ‘DIY’ Category

20 November 2013

We were blown away by the Garnishes on Pizzazzerie!  How fun do these Thanksgiving leftovers look…


photo from Pizzazzerie

Please click here to check out the entire blog post and get some of these free printables for yourself.  Then all you have to do is add them to your Garnishes and you’ve got lots of Thanksgiving fun!   Featured are our mini milk jugs, bio pack containers, ripple paper bowls with lids and our paper take out bag.  Thanks to Pizzazzerie for choosing Garnish :-)

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15 November 2013

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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13 November 2013

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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25 October 2013

We love when you show us how you Garnish!  Karen just sent us this picture to show us her version of Garnished s’mores.

Karen used the kraft ripple bowls to hold her fixings.  She also punched holes in the lid of one of the kraft ripple bowls to hold her roastings sticks.  This is a super fun grab n’ go treat!  Thanks for sharing.

So, how do you Garnish?  Drop us a note and show us how.

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Categories: Bright Ideas!,DIY,Holiday Ideas,July 4th,Memorial Day,Party Ideas

25 July 2013

We have a super fun Garnish In Action for you today….and it’s got a DIY! Cyd from the Sweetest Occasion let us know that Garnish was featured on their blog.

photo by Studio DIY via Sweetest Occasion blog


How cute does our kraft rectangle box look?  The blog mentions that this is the perfect  idea for new neighbors.  Doesn’t it seem everyone makes a big move in the summer?  It just so happens we happen to have new neighbors ourselves…we might just have to use this idea!

Thanks to the Sweetest Occasion and Studio DIY for letting us know about this Garnish In Action!

Categories: Bright Ideas!,DIY,Friendship,Garnish Pal's,Packaging

25 June 2013

Summer has finally begun, and the kiddos are out of school.  That last week is always a crazy one…especially trying to find the perfect gift for all the teachers and teaching assistants.  We like to give to gift cards, something the teacher can use for the classroom and something they can use for themselves.

What better way to package them, then in our new paper card sleeves.  Remember, you don’t always have to do something up on the computer, or add fancy flourishes…sometimes a colorful Sharpie does the trick!  That’s just what we did with ours, and we think they look pretty great.

What are your summer plans?  Are you heading out to the lake, a road trip or sticking close to home?  Whatever your plans, we know that the new issue of Garnish – the magazine is going to have lots of fun summer ideas for you.  Look for it in this space soon!

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Categories: Bright Ideas!,DIY,Gifts,Packaging,Teacher Appreciation Week,Teacher Gifts

20 June 2013

How awesome do our white cups look in the July/August issue of Martha Stewart Living!

So many fun ways to spice up our cups for your summer parties, or just hanging by the pool.  Thanks so much to the folks over at Living, and can we say, we are loving the redesign of the magazine.  Make sure to pick yours up for some great summer reading.

Categories: DIY,Packaging,Party Ideas

12 June 2013

We just had to share Jackie’s DIY for our wooden spoons.  Perfect for 4th of July!



Check out the blog Pleasure In The Simple Things for the how-to.  Thanks for sharing Jackie :-)

How do you Garnish?  Send us an email and show us how!

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Categories: DIY,Garnish Pal's,Holiday Ideas,July 4th,Memorial Day

10 April 2013

Do you have a birthday party, shower, pot luck or picnic on the horizon? Why not have some fun with confetti!

We glued some confetti onto our glassine bags and used them as cutlery pouches.  So cute, right?  Or what about sending some favors home in our burlap bags, decked out in confetti of course.  We didn’t use any special tools here…just a hole punch to make our confetti and a glue stick to attach them.  This is a perfect project for the kiddos to get involved in.  So go ahead…have some fun with confetti!

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28 March 2013

Temperatures are warming up and Spring is definitely in the air!  It’s time for some fun with flowers (albeit the faux kind).


We gave some Spring flourish to our paper cones by adding some pretty flowers and ribbon.  Perfect for hanging in the window, a doorknob or anywhere you want to feel a little sunshine.  How about adding some flowers to our white box?  Just punch some holes in the top, add your favorite flowers and some ribbon.  Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift this pretty!

Enjoy your Easter weekend, and pass on those leftover jelly beans to us :)

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