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20 March 2013

We have to confess, we love Easter Brunch!  And it’s even better if you get to enjoy it by keeping little hands busy, right?

Why not leave the kiddos something fun to do while you savor that eggs benedict.  A couple of fun and easy crafts (ie. don’t require parental supervision) in one of our french fry scoops is just the thing.  Whether it’s some dollar store crafts and stickers, little puzzles or something fun to eat, the younger set will enjoy this special treat.  We personalized these with some puffy paint…it is easy to write with and stays put.  Now…go enjoy another mimosa on us :-)

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15 March 2013

We have to admit…we went a little crazy at the craft store.  There is just so much cute Easter stuff and our mind was buzzing with ways to decorate our Garnishes!

We decided to dress up our wooden serving boat.  We found this great product called Smooch Spritz.  It’s a shimmery accent spray that works perfectly for small craft projects.  We sprayed the bottom of our wooden serving boat and added some festive Easter decorations.  This would be a so pretty for your Easter table.  You could also use the same idea on our wood paper cup and fill it with some pretty spring flowers.

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8 March 2013

We are trying to think of ways to jazz up your Easter gifts…so today we added some glitter!  This DIY was a lot of fun and pretty easy.  Here are the details…

We used our white box for this one, the perfect blank canvas.  First we drew our words in pencil on the box.  We used block letters, so it was was simple.  Just remember to draw lightly so the pencil won’t show through.  If you’re not confidant in your penmanship, print something out on the computer and trace it on.  Second, we used basic white craft glue and painted it on top of our drawn letters.  It’s okay to go a little outside the lines on this step, it will help to cover up your pencil marks.  Don’t skimp on the glue, you want to make sure your glitter sticks!  We did one letter at a time, as we wanted to try out different colors.  The final step is to sprinkle on your glitter.  If you do it over a tray, you can be generous in your sprinkling and put the extra back in the bottle once you shake it off.  Now all you have to do is fill your box with some fun Easter gifts!

We had a lot of fun with this DIY and we think we might use this idea in some future blog posts.

Garnish + Enjoy

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30 January 2013

Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday…a school day and a work day.  Why not send your loves out the door with some heart!

We found the cutest paper hearts at Target.  They were inexpensive and you get a ton in the package.  If you can’t find something similar, just grab the construction paper or even some paper doilies, and you are good to go.  We cut up our paper hearts and glued them onto one of our paper cups, adding the perfect polka dot straw to match of course!  Or, why not package up lunch in our white box, and seal it with a pretty heart.  We call it, love to go!

Garnish ♥ Enjoy

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28 January 2013

Happy Monday everyone!  What do you have in store for the week?  Are you looking for some inspiration for Valentine’s Day?  Well, we have a recap of some of our faves…

Top:  Our version of the “love shack”.  It was super easy to make with wafer cookies.  We also used the rub on letters you can find at the craft store.  Check out the full post here.

Bottom Left: Simple and sweet…conversation hearts and cinnamon hearts in our candy tubes.  Check out the post here.

Middle Bottom: Fancy up some of our paper straws with hearts.  So easy!  Check out the post here.

Bottom Right: This is a DIY.  We traced hands out of construction paper and made a flower.  How fun!  Check out the post here.

Stay tuned, because there will more Valentine inspiration to come this week!

Garnish ♥ Enjoy

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24 January 2013

Yes, it’s hard to believe that January is almost over!  (thankfully, as we are in a deep freeze here)  That means it is time to think about what you’re going to give your valentine…

Here is a fun and quick idea for you.  Rice Krispie Treats mini heart cakes.  Rice Krispie Treats are just about the easiest thing to make.  Here is a recipe for you.  Make a large pan of squares and simply use three different sizes of heart cookie cutters to cut out your shapes.  Stack them on top of each other.  Next  melt some red chocolate in the microwave and drizzled it on top.  Finally, place into one of our small acetate boxes with some cinnamon hearts.  We had this pretty ribbon that we found at our local craft store to complete our Valentine treat.  Aren’t they cute?  These would be adorable for your child’s class or your favorite co-workers.

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19 December 2012

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!

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13 December 2012

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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7 December 2012

Here at Garnish, we believe that gift baskets need not be boring.  Long gone are the days of packaged cheese, crackers and cocktail franks!  Garnish is the perfect blank canvas to bring out your inner crafty.  Cyd, from The Sweetest Occasion is getting her gift basket on…just check out her blog post here.

photo from Cyd Converse of The Sweetest Occasion

Cyd used our kraft wine box as a blank canvas for her creations.  Using some simple craft items like stamps, washi tape and ribbons, she created one of a kind gifts for everyone on her list.  Be sure to check out the full blog post here for more details on the how-to.  Thanks Cyd for showing us how you Garnish!

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For more gift basket ideas, check out Kris of Young Married Chic on the Today Show last week.  She used Garnish to create some very unique gift baskets!

 

 

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29 November 2012

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

 

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