Sunday, December 14, 2008

neighbor gifts 2008

this year my list of gifts given to neighbors went from 'anyone and everyone in a 3 block radius' to actual neighbors. i decided i didn't need to make 60+ gifts. i opted for 30 instead. here is what i gave. and to those of you who got one, i hope you enjoy it!


really, it's just a pretty way of packaging up 'yummy holiday smell'. (it's all about presentation, really.)

take an orange, a lemon and a lime. slice them up and layer them in a quart sized mason jar. add a handful of fresh cranberries on top. fill the jar with water and put a lid on. in the spice bag i put 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 whole nutmeg and a couple of tablespoons of mulling spice (bought at the local nutrition store). cinch the bag strings, tie around the jar, tie ribbon around the jar, add a cute tag and voila! just dump the contents of the jar and spice bag into a small saucepan. put on the stove to simmer on low and enjoy the smell. pretty simple and let me tell you, it smells wonderful!

2 comments:

i'm janetha. said...

oh you are so crafty. where did you get the idear?

Nicole said...

That is such a good idea! I am going to have to file that one away for next year. Crazy me decided cinnamon rolls was the way to go this year.