We’re thrilled to be deep in holiday season. It’s just such a fun time of year! Although this time of year is usually filled with friends, family, laughter, and good times, it can also be stressful, especially if you’re playing host or hostess to out of town guests or throwing dinner parties, etc. We love to create delicious, yet super simple dishes to help to alleviate some of the holiday stress and today we have our easy Honey Roasted Delicata. We absolutely love roasted squash and our addition of pomegranate seeds, toasted pepitas and shaved ricotta salata turn this simple and tasty dish into an explosion of flavors and textures. We love how versatile this dish can bee too; just, chill in the fridge overnight, toss in a handful of mixed greens and you have yourself a great little winter salad! So easy, right?! Just hop on over to My Habit’s THE FIX for this simple and delicious holiday entertaining recipe for Honey Roasted Delicata!
This year we posted these DIY Dip Dyed Thanksgiving Place Cards, and I thought it would be fun to turn them into gift tags for Christmas. This DIY is sooooo easy, and that is why I love it so much. You can find all the directions for the dip dye process here. For these ornament gift tags I did more layers of color than for the place cards. I also kept my dye pattern pretty horizontal to create a kind of stripped look. I designed the ornament toppers, and you can get that right here. I just cut them out and adhered them with double sided tape. The coasters I used here are all the 3.5 inch size. I wrote the names in pencil because I thought gray looked better than say a black ink. I used a smaller gauge hole punch to create holes on either side of the coaster for ribbon to run through. You could also just do one hole if you prefer. This is just such a super easy way to create such nice looking gift tags. I hope you guys will try this super easy DIY!
Hi Everyone! We are super excited because today we have a little DIY on how to wrap wine bottles from our good friend and lifestyle blogger Anne Sage of The City Sage. Anne was nice enough to do a little guest post for us and we LOVE what she has come up with! Aren’t these wine bottles beautiful!
This is such an easy and stunning way to wrap wine bottles. I think we all have the same issue when it comes to wrapping wine bottles and that is what the heck do you do when you get to the top? It’s a totally different size than the base, and I know we all just end up scrunching the wrapping paper around the top and slapping a bow on it. So I am super excited to let Anne show you how she makes her wine bottles look so awesome. Messy wrapping paper no more! :)
Here are the super simple directions:
1. Position bottle flat on paper with about one inch overhang on the bottom and at least 8 inches overhang at the top.
2. Secure vertical edge of paper to the side of the bottle with tape, roll bottle in paper until covered, tape closed.
3. To close paper at the bottom of the bottle, tuck overhang down in triangular segments as you rotate the bottle. Secure with tape.
4. For the fan effect, press the top overhang of paper into a single flat panel and crease both sides. Starting at the top edge, fold down in segments, alternating fold direction as you would a paper fan. When you reach the neck of the bottle, secure center of fan with tape.
5. Open fan out from the sides to create a single arc. Optionally at this point you can add ribbon along length of bottle and tie it where the fan arc meets, or simply seal arc with tape along the center fold. Add desired bow or ribbon flourish and gift away!
Thank you so much Anne!!!!! :)
You may remember last Thanksgiving we post a little DIY on how to make these super cute Rosemary Wreath Place Cards. This year I thought it would be really pretty to reprise the Rosemary Wreath DIY and make them into gift toppers! You can find the entire Rosemary Wreath DIY right here, with all the instructions and links.
For this gift topper DIY, I decided not to tie it off to cover the floral wire because the Rosemary I got was very bushy and it was easy to hide the wire under the leaves. I then printed out to and from’s on regular letter sized paper on my printer (I used the font “Frosted”). You totally don’t have to print them out, but I did because my handwriting is really terrible and it looks like what I imagine an insane persons handwriting would be like. After I printed the to and from’s out I just took the wreath I planned to use and kind of loosely traced it lightly on the paper so I knew where to cut. I just cut the paper to the size of the circle and stuck it to the package using double sided tape. I used red bakers twine to tie the wreath to the package but you can use any ribbon. If you loop it around either side of the wreath and then tie it at the bottom of the package I think that looks best.
The best thing about this DIY is that if the box your gift came in is kind of nice, you don’t need to wrap it, you can just do this instead. I plan to make a bunch of these wreaths and wrap presents as little as possible this year. ☺