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HHiday Gii Guide

2012


Cover Photography by: Andrea Dozier andreadozier.com

Stylying by: Caitlin Buck

simplyphotographybycaitlin.com


Sometimes the Holiday shopping madness can steal away the peace this time of year can bring. My hope is that this gift guide can offer you a fun alternative that will make gift giving more personal and enjoyable, as well as offer support to small businesses and artists.

GIVE YOUR NEAREST AND DEAREST THE GIFT OF YOUR TIME! PRINT THE FREEBIE, S I G N, A N D PAC KAG E!

If you think about the very first night of Christmas, those first gifts to the infant King were very humble, simple, and full of love. These factors may be difficult to capture in a gift, but they are what make a gift so special. This year, I am deeply grateful for the contributors who have offered their time and talent to share some very clever and beautiful ideas for your loved ones this Holiday Season. I hope this gift guide inspires you to try something new or add a little handmade to your gifts- the kind that seem to leave a lasting impression. Wishing you the type of Christmas that generates more joy and hope, and cheers to you and yours! Anna L. In Honor of Design


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Hot Chocolate Geometric S tir S ticks

You will need: • Striped paper straws • White chocolate chips • A smidge of Crisco • Glass measuring cup • Hexagon ice cube tray

Jenny Batt hankandhunt.com I found this little geometric ice cube tray and can’t stop thinking of ways to use it. Since the weather has a chill in the air, we broke out the hot chocolate this weekend. Here is a new take to add interest to your cocoa mug.


Directions: Measure out about 1 cup of chocolate chips. Add a knife tip sized amount of Crisco. Microwave chips and shortening until melted at 50% power at 30 second intervals, stirring between each. Watch it like a hawk, making sure it doesn’t burn. Pour melted chocolate into each spot in the tray about half way. Cut each straw in half and insert cut end into the center of each. Set in fridge to harden. Pop out of the mold by pushing up from the bottom of the tray. Add garnish and make a batch of cocoa. Serve and enjoy. I hope this warms you up this holiday season! xo


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cicely bracelet, $30

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GoldDipped

twig pencil set, $13


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Giving a Special Christmas Dinner

The Setting Amanda Marshall marshallsabroad.com This was an unforgettable night of fun and fellowship with some of my girlfriends. My gift to them was to create a beautiful dinner, with the hope that they would know how special and loved they are. They said it was one of the best Christmas gifts they’ve ever received!

I chose one of my favorite beaches near our home for a natural and breathtaking dinner setting. Depending on where you live, you could give a dinner {or breakfast or lunch!} in your backyard, a park, a field, your apartment patio or any place that you can create a special atmosphere for those you are cooking for.


The Details

My theme for the evening was Fresh & Simple. I used rosemary sprigs on red napkins for the place settings, lanterns, flowers in recycled green bottles, and fresh cranberries & pine branches that I cut for the table. I wrote heartfelt notes that I stuck in wine bottles for their Christmas cards, doubling as their place setting. You could attach a card to a pine cone, a small pine branch, a glittered pear, or even a small potted poinsettia plant. There are so many ways to get creative for loved ones within the location that you live.


The Food

Keeping with my theme and the beach setting, I made a simple pasta with fresh shrimp, basil and tomatoes from my potted garden, a crisp and refreshing Christmas Sangria, homemade bread sticks wrapped in prosciutto, a peppermint brownie cake with berries and mint, and a big, green salad fit for the season with pomegranate seeds, apples, walnuts, goat cheese, and tossed in my champagne vinaigrette. {All recipes can be found on MarshallsAbroad.com}


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Peppermint Truffles

Kiersten Frase o h m yveggies.com

1. Bring heavy whipping cream to a simmer over

medium-low heat, whisking occasionally to keep film from forming. Once cream has started to simmer, whisk in butter.

You’ll Need:

8 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (I use 60% cacao) 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

2. Remove from heat when butter has melted.

Pour into bowl with chocolate and stir until completely smooth. Stir in vanilla extract.

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract starlight mints or candy canes (about 20 mints or 6 candy canes) Prep: Start by finely chopping the chocolate, crushing the peppermint candy into a coarse powder, and cutting the butter into 4 tablespoon-sized pieces. Transfer the chocolate to a large, shallow bowl or Tupperware container and place the crushed candy onto a plate.

3. Cool truffle mixture to room temperature, then

cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until solid but malleable, about 2 hours.


4. Use a spoon or melon baller to scoop truffle

mixture from bowl; shape into a ball. Place truffles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.

5. Roll each truffle in crushed candy, using gentle pressure to make it stick. If you’re giving truffles as a gift, wrap each one individually in cellophane.

You can store truffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week, or at room temperature for 2-3 days. Yield: 30 truffles


Homemade Berry

Syrup + Tag Freebie

Makes: 3 - 8 . 5 o z b ot t le s of s y r up Ingredients:

6 c up s f re s h bl a c k b e r r ie s (or 2-16 oz bags f ro z e n bl a c k b e r r ie s) 2 1 / 2 c up s g r a nu l at e d s u g a r 1 / 2- c up l i g ht c or n s y r up 2-t e a s p o on c or n s t a rc h 2 v a n i l l a b e a n s- s pl i t & s c r a pp e d

Decorative Supplies:

3- 8 . 5 o z . b ot t le s C r a f t Pa p e r for pr i nt i n g t a g s D ow n lo a d a ble PDF Ta g s B a ke r s T w i ne

Sources:

Su rl at a ble .c om p a p e r-s ou rc e .c om

Leah Bergman

Freutcake.com

I think the bes t h o m e m a d e holiday gifts a re t h e e d i b l e ones! What co u l d b e s w e e te r than giving bo t t l e s o f f re s hly made black b e r r y s y r u p to friends and fa m i l y w i t h the hopes of w i s h i n g t h e m a Berry Merry C h r i s t m a s? T his syrup is p e r fe c t p o u re d over pancakes , w a f f l e s , crepes or a sc o o p o f v a n i l l a ice cream. Hap p y Ho l i d a y s !


Directions: 1.I n a me d iu m s auc e p a n combine

bl a c k b e r r ie s , s u g a r, c or n syrup and v a n i l l a b e a n s e e d s & p o d s.

2.Br i n g b e r r ie s t o a b oi l over me-

d iu m he at a nd c o ok s t i r r ing with a wo o de n s p o on a b ou t 10 -1 5 minutes or u nt i l f r u i t b e g i n s t o break down a nd t h ic ke n . *I f you a re using froz e n bl a c k b e r r ie s , a dd ¼ c up of wat e r t o he lp t h i s pro c e s s a long.

3.W i t h t on g s or a fork , remove and d i s c a rd v a n i l l a b e a n p o d s .

4.C a re f u l ly p ou r hot l iq u id into

ble nde r a nd pu re e i n 2 b atches. *Hold l id t i g ht w i t h a d i s htowel to pre ve nt a ny hot s pl at t e r.

5.S t r a i n pu re e d b e r r y m ixture

b a c k i nt o p a n t h rou g h a fine mesh s ie ve a nd re t u r n t o s t ove .

6.O ve r me d iu m he at , wh i sk in

c or n s t a rc h a nd c ont i nue cooking u nt i l s y r up t h ic ke n s 5 more minutes.

7.Re move f rom he at a nd allow s y r up t o c o ol s l i g ht ly.

8. Us i n g a f u n ne l , f i l l b ot tles leavi n g 1 ” s p a c e at t he t op.

9. At t a c h “ Have a B e r r y Merry

C h r i s t m a s ” t a g s w i t h b a kers twine a nd a l low s y r up t o c o ol c ompletely!

Note:

Th i s re c ip e c a n e a s i ly b e doubled if de s i re d a nd s hou ld b e re frigerated.


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Metallic Patterned Table Runner & Napkins

Supplies: Sturdy paper, scissors, repositionable spray adhesive, spray paint (color of your choice--we went for metallic gold), tarp, fabric for a table runner (approx 13” x 72” depending on table length) or cloth napkins (approximately 13” square) or you can purchase a solid color table runner or napkins to opt out of sewing!

Morgan & Carrie Ampersanddesignstudio.com The holidays are all about entertaining for us, so we wanted a unique way to make our table look festive! As pattern designers, we couldn’t resist making our own modern print and nothing says holiday glamour like a touch of metallic!

Directions: First, cut out triangle shapes from strips of paper. They can range from 4” to 2” across.


Next, head outdoors or to a well-ventilated spot. Lay out your triangles on a tarp and spray them with repositionable adhesive on one side. This will prevent your paper from shifting in the next step. Then arrange the shapes in a pattern of your choice with the sticky side down! We did the table runner by stacking triangles in lines, and for the napkin, we did an all over scattered placement! Once you are happy with your pattern, grab the spray paint and paint all areas where the fabric is exposed. After the paint has dried, remove all of your paper cut outs to reveal your gorgeous, graphic pattern! If you opted for pieces of fabric, hem the raw edges 1/4� with matching thread on your sewing machine. If you used store-bought solid color table runners or napkins, you are all set! Now it’s time to invite your friends and get the party started!


Holiday Gift Wrapping Paper

Materials:

Roll of craft paper Paper doilies Glitter glue Scissors Small container Foam brush 2 colors of glitter paint (acrylic paint will work too)

Natlaie Pirvey cremedelacraft.com

Make your loved ones feel extra special this holiday by making your own custom wrapping paper!


S teps: 1. Lay out craft paper on a flat surface. Cut to desired size and place a doily on top. 2. Pour the first color of paint in a small container, dip your brush in and lightly dab over the open holes of the doily, using it as a stencil. 3. Peel back the doily to reveal your pattern. 4. Continue to randomly place the doily on the paper and paint until most of it is covered. 5. To add an accent color, grab a new doily along with your second color of paint and continue painting until you’ve reached your desired look. 6. Add dots of glitter glue to add dimension and extra sparkle.


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