Posts Tagged ‘twine’

19 July 2012

On the theme of gifted meals this week…we have another idea for you.  A super easy dessert is pound cake with berries and whipped cream.  We used blueberries, because they are in season right now, but stone fruits like peaches and plums are also in season right now as well.  This treat is just the thing to bring to your next dinner party or weekend away.

We packaged up the pound cake in our quart size rectangle berry box.  Here’s the best part…a Sara Lee (the best!) pound cake fits perfectly into the basket!  We just took it out of the packaging and wrapped it up in some parchment paper tied with twine.  Now it’s up to you whether you want to confess to store bought or homemade…we promise, we won’t tell!

In our small no soup for you containers we packaged up some blueberries and whipped cream.  Just like we said in our last post, grab a carton of whipping cream,  use your hand mixer to whip it up and you’re done.  If you want to go a little bit fancier, you can choose to bring some crème fraîche or mascarpone cheese.  Both of these things are pretty easy to find at a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, and even some supermarkets carry them now.

What is your favorite thing to bring for a weekend away? Is there a speciality in your neck of the woods?  We’ve heard a rumor that at the Jersey shore it’s all about the sticky buns…

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18 June 2012

Sometimes going simple is best.  We were digging through our stamp stash and found this “thank you” stamp we’ve had for years (we purchased this at Paper Source.  They no longer stock this one on their website, but they do have similar ones).

This simple stamp on our kraft rectangle box, makes such a chic statement for a party favor.  We added some of our brown and white twine to finish it off.  There are so many fun stamps available, and they are the perfect way to personalize any of our Garnish products.

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11 June 2012

Why does it always seem so much harder to find a gift for Dad than it does for Mom?  With Father’s Day on June 17th, we’ve been racking our brain on what to give…goodness knows he doesn’t need another screwdriver or wrench set!  Sometimes the best gift is to just let Dad know you’re thinking about him…and that he deserves a medal!

So, put Dad’s favorite drink in one of our kraft ripple cups, and print of a medal using our round labels.  Attach it to the cup using our twine.  Now Dad can show of his prize while he’s at the baseball game, lacrosse game or just mowing the lawn!

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1 June 2012

When you’re going through a hard time, whether it’s a break up or a bad day at work, sometimes you just need a little chocolate!

If you know someone who needs a smile back on their face, send them an emergency care package.  There is nothing better than something sweet and a cheesy playlist (you know the ones…they usually involve a little Wilson Phillips “Hold On”).  We found these fun chocolate bars at our local card shop, but frankly, if you’re having a bad day, any chocolate will do.  We used our clear labels for our “prescription” on the outside of our metal CD containers.  Add a some twine and your friend will have a little joy in their heart in no time!

So, if you were to make a cheesy playlist, what would you be listening to.  Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone :)

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30 May 2012

The end of the school year is approaching very quickly.  In fact, in some parts of the country, your children may already be on summer vacation.  Well, if you are in need of a teacher’s gift, we have an idea for you.  What about some jam and scones?!

If you are really ambitious, you can and your children can make some homemade jam.  Refrigerator jam is quick and easy to make yourself.  You can pick up some yummy scones at your local bakery or supermarket (or make those yourself too!).  And if you want to add a little something extra, what about a gift card to a coffee shop.  We used our small no soup for you container for the jam, our french fry scoop and a cello bag for the scones and we put it all inside one of our berry baskets.

This is also a great favor for a bridal shower, or a BBQ with friends.

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24 May 2012

We love a picnic!  And so many of Garnish products are just made for grabbing a bite outside.  From our gable boxes or bio packs, to our berry baskets or even an old fashioned paper bag….we’ve got you covered.  So we were thrilled when Monica showed us how she Garnished a birthday picnic and a desert picnic!

photos via Homespun Heart

 

Monica cleverly used our food trays, small ripple cups, paper straws, small plastic bottles, glassine bags, berry baskets and some twine.  We love the way it all turned out, and her color scheme (she is a self proclaimed patriotic color lover)is perfect to inspire you for this Memorial Day weekend. You can check out Monica’s blog posts on Homespun Heart here and here.

Keep sending us your ideas, we can’t get enough :)

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4 May 2012

Whether you are looking for a party favor, or just want to Garnish the everyday (our favorite!), tea and cookies is always a welcome gift.

We’ve made this one to go…all they need to do is add water.  We’ve included a tea bag and two cookies in our glassine bag.  Attach your treat and a spoon with some twine to our ripple cup.  That’s all you need.  Now, someone special can have a break at the office, or a fun treat when they get home.

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29 February 2012

Here is our second post all about bags….Garnish ones that is!  We are always looking for something different to send our guests home with, and we found these pizzelles at our local grocery store.  They are the perfect treat, and wouldn’t you know…fit right into our cello bags!

Set some in the large loaf pan and put out a few of our new bamboo tongs.  Then all you need to do is leave out some bags and twine.  Your guests can do the rest…and that’s so much easier for you.  Don’t you think?  The question is, how many of these will be eaten on the car ride home?

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1 February 2012

Told you we were going to talk hearts this week!  Cookies are always a welcome treat, and when they look like hearts, they are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

We used our glassine bags and some twine to  package up theses yummies.  If you are going to bring a bunch into school or to work (won’t you be popular with a basket of these on your desk!), why not stack them up inside our rectangular berry box.  Heart cookies are definitely a sweet surprise!

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9 January 2012

It’s that time of year again….Jan 21, 2012 is the 6th annual Soup Swap Day, so it’s time to think up some creative recipes and get cooking.  We were trying to think of a different take on the soup swap…and we have an idea.  Instead of making several batches of soup, why not get a group together and draw names…you only swap with one person.  Kind of like a secret santa type of deal.  This is especially fun if you’ve been getting together with the same group of people for the last few years.

Then you can make your soup gift a little extra special…the Garnish way!  Of course we have our container of soup in our large Contessa container, but we’ve also added some yummy bread sticks wrapped up in our tissue and tied up with a little twine.  We included a pretty serving spoon and a tea towel, and placed it all inside our drink carrier.  You can add one of our labels to personalize your gift.  How fun is that!?  Not only is this a good idea for Soup Sway Day, but it would also make a very welcome gift to a friend who might not be feeling so great.  A warm bowl of soup always makes everything better!

Check out the Soup Swap on our “ideas” page here.

 

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