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DIY Simmer Pot Gift

DIY Simmer pot gift

There’s something so cozy about a beautiful simmer pot on the stove and the fragrant aromas. Especially in winter time. This DIY simmer pot is a great gift idea for the holidays and super easy to assemble!

And  for more Christmas ideas, scroll to the bottom to check out a 14 Days of Christmas blog hop!

What is a stovetop simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with those warm spices but they can be enjoyed all year long.

DIY simmer pot gift

In the past I’ve done simmer pots in any old ordinary pot but recently I got this glass pot on Amazon. It’s soooo pretty and I thought it would make a great hostess gift.

What you need to make this DIY Simmer Pot:

  • Simmer Pot (linking it here)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • Dried cloves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ribbon or twine

How to make a DIY Simmer Pot Gift

Fill your pot with the oranges, cranberries and sprinkle in some cloves. With a ribbon or some twine, tie together the cinnamon sticks and rosemary and place in the pot. You don’t have to use this pot you can absolutely put together the ingredients and gather in a mason jar as well. Wrap and tie with a ribbon. If you want, you can also add a little tag with the instructions for simmering (listing the instructions below).

DIY simmer pot gift

Instructions:

Fill a pot with about 3-4 cups of water. Add all ingredients to the pot and allow to simmer. Keep an eye on the water and add more as needed. You can reuse for a few days, just add more water. Enjoy!

DIY simmer pot

 

DIY simmer pot DIY simmer pot gift DIY simmer pot gift

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

For more holiday DIYs or gift ideas check out

My homemade Irish Cream – my family and friends look forward to this every year!

These personalized DIY tea bags

Dried orange slice ornaments

 

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14 Days of Christmas Ideas

15 minute baked brie – A Loverly Life

Red Solo Cup Lights – Chas’ Crazy Creations

Pampas Grass Christmas Tree – This Dear Casa

DIY Ornament Arch – Design of Your Life

Christmas Oven Mitts – Happily Ever After

Tips for a Christmas Mantel – Shop at Blu

How to paint a Christmas Star – The Fifth Sparrow No More

Christmas lists to organize your planning – Living Large in a Small House

Poinsetta Decorating Ideas – From Farmhouse to Florida

Christmas Place Settings – Adorn the Table

DIY house ornaments – Perfecting Places

Winter Tree Decorating – Sweet Valley Acres

Dried Orange Slices – Pure Happy Home

 

14 In DIY

DIY homemade tea bags

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

These DIY homemade tea bags make the perfect thoughtful, personalized gift idea for Mother’s Day or birthdays. Scroll down to see how I made them. This post contains affiliate links.

 

I have always appreciated receiving handmade gifts, to me they are more meaningful. Our mom loves tea and growing up we used to do always have tea parties. This year we surprised her and threw our Mother’s Day celebration a few weeks early with a Mother Daughter Tea and these DIY homemade tea bags. She loved them and they looked really cute on the table too!

If you make these, be sure to share a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest so that I can see how they came out! If you’re not following me already, click here to follow me on IG 🙂

You will need:

  • Coffee filters
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Twine
  • Cardstock or printed photos
  • Stapler

dIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day gift idea

Directions:

1.) I started by printing out some of my favorite photos that I wanted to use for the tea bags and cutting them into small squares for the tags. If you’re not going to use pictures, you could also do cardstock and write little personalized messages on them.

2.) Take a coffee filter and scoop 1 1/2 teaspoon of loose leaf tea into the center of the coffee filter.

DIY homemade tea bags

3.) Bring the edges of the coffee filter up to make it into like a blossom and pinch the center to close it off.

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

4.) Take a piece of twine and wrap around the part of the coffee filter that you have pinched off and tie closed leaving enough of the twine coming off the tea bag for steeping.

 

5.) Using a stapler, staple your picture or cardstock to the end of the twine.

DIY homemade tea bags

We chose to have them all set out on the table. I think they would also be cute made into a basket with a tea canister, a tea cup, some biscotti and maybe some macaroons.

Linking some of the items from our tea party below

 

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

 

 

DIY homemade tea bags DIY homemade tea bags

Tea pot

Mckenzie childs tea kettle

Tea cups

DIY mother's day tea

Tiered cupcake stand

tiered cupcake stand

Tea Cannister

tea cannister

 

For more Mother’s Day Ideas check out:

My Mother’s Day Gift Guide

These DIY Coffee Scrubs

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Amazon Prime Day picks

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Amazon Prime Day is here! And while, we certainly don’t need much, I did do some digging and already bought a few Christmas presents. I’m sharing some of my favorite Amazon Prime Day Picks below.

As always, thank you for shopping through my links 🙂

Womens fashion

Levis ultimate western shirt$28.49 ($59.50)

Amazon Prime Day Picks

3 pack high neck sports bras $23.19 ($28.99)

Amazon Prime Day Picks

Daily ritual hem tunic (not a prime day sale but one of my favorite tops)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Daily Ritual tunic

Core 10 build your own leggings (not a prime day sale but my holy grail)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Core 10 build your own leggings

Orolay womens coat $103 ($129.99)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Mens

Not much caught my eye other than this

3 pack of  Calvin Klein vneck tees for $17.99

my Amazon Prime Day Picks

Kids

Bentgo lunch box $24.99 ($39.99)

Amazon Prime Day Picks bento box

Amazon fire 7 $59.99 ($99.99)

Amazon Prime Day picks - Fire 7

Osmo Little Genius Starter Pack $83.99 ($119.99)

Amazon prime day picks Osmo little genius starter pack

Magnetic tiles (100 pack for $49.99 from $99.99)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Magnetic Tiles

Bounce House ($219 from $399)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - bounce house

Dino kinetic sand kit $23.90 ($35.99)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Kinetic sand

Beauty

Beauty blenders (5 pack for $5.99)

Amazon prime day picks - beauty blenders

Nyx butter gloss $3.39!!! (My fave is “Fortune Cookie”)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks Nyx butter gloss

Sio Beauty Facelift $45.49 ($49)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Elemis collagen cleansing balm $44.80 ($64)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks - Elemis collagen cleansing balm

 

Home

Pillow covers set of 2 for $10

My Amazon Prime Day Picks

Rubbermaid set of 10 pantry organization $45.15 ($59.99)

my amazon prime day picks

Anova Sous Vide $139 ($199)

My Amazon Prime Day Picks sous vide

Ninja Foodie $149 ($269)

My Amazon Prime Day picks - Ninja foodie

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Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother's Day gift guide 2020
This post contains affiliate links meaning I make a small commission.

Mother’s Day no doubt is going to be very different this year. Whether you’re looking to show your love and appreciation to your mom, grandma, mother in law, sister or friend, there’s something on this list for everyone. Check out the list of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas below. And as always, click the links to shop.

Mother’s Day gift ideas

 

 Yeti Mug

So she can keep her favorite beverage warm

yeti rambler mug - mothers day gift ideas

 

Name rings

these pretty stackable name rings that can be personalized

stackable personalized rings for mothers day

Recipe plate

Make her favorite handwritten treasured recipe into a momento and beautiful plate

personalized recipe plate mothers day gift guide

Magnolia Table

for the Joanna Gaines lover

Magnolia Table cook book Mothers Day gift guide

 

Mom and me journal

A journal that you can pass back and forth between you and mom. I would have loved this when I was little and love this idea to start between my mom and I now.

Mom and me journal mothers day gift ideas

 

 

For the gardener

How sweet is this personalized garden tool set?

personalized garden tools mothers day gift guide

 

 

Roses

send mom or grandma roses right to her door that she can plant and have every year.

Roses mothers day gift guide

 

Belt bag

the perfect bag for a busy mom.

nordstrom belt bag mothers day gift guide

Tote bag

For once the Farmer’s Markets open back up.

Mama knows best tote bag mothers day gift guide

 

 

Pretty loungewear

so she can be comfy and chic at home

Loungewear mothers day gift guide

 

 

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