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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

 

0 In Easter

Easter basket ideas

I’ve gathered a list of some of my favorite Easter basket ideas for your little ones.  Click the links below to shop them all. As always, this post contains affiliate links.

Easter Basket Ideas

Easter Basket Ideas

Pop its – These continue to be all the rage! And I just love the cute bunny one.

Easter basket ideas Easter pop it

 

Squishy Easter bunny with water beads – I used to love squishy things like this when I was little and these are so addicting to play with.

easter basket ideas sensory easter toy

 

Playdough kits – the cutest playdough kit from my girl at PaytonParkePlaydough

Easter basket ideas for kids

 

Easter glasses – these are made by my friend Christine. Her shop is currently closed while she’s on vacation but will be back open March 31st!

Easter basket ideas

 

Egg sidewalk chalk – it’s easy for little ones to grab too

Easter basket ideas

 

Easter bath bombs – my kids love bath bombs and these have sweet little Easter surprises inside.

Easter basket ideas - Easter bath bombs

 

Peep soaps – I’ve never seen soap so cute

Easter basket ideas

 

Paint by sticker easter kids book – I got this for my boys. Mess free!

Easter basket ideas paint by sticker book

 

Squishmallow – this is great for babies for toddlers.

Easter basket ideas squishmallow

 

Carrot sorting game – how cute is this sorting game? Perfect for ages 1-3

Easter basket ideas carrot sorting game

 

Bunny Gloss – the cutest bunny lip gloss.

Easter basket ideas bunny lip gloss

Bunny Earrings – I think this would be a cute idea if you’re wondering what to get pre-teens or teens.

Easter basket ideas bunny earrings

Creator Easter bunny – perfect for kids ages 6+ and those who love legos

Easter basket ideas Lego creator

 

Bunny Purse – this is the cutest purse

Easter basket finds bunny purse

Easter pajamas – it wouldn’t be a holiday without cute jammies.

Easter basket finds Easter pajamas

 

Sunglasses – these are flexible, polarized and come in a variety of colors.

Easter basket finds kids sunglasses

 

Baseball hats – perfect for spring

Easter basket finds kids baseball hats

 

Native shoes – these are the best shoes for little kids! We’ve been getting them for a few years. They come in so many colors too!

Easter basket ideas Natives

Click here to see what I put in my boy’s baskets

For more cute Easter ideas check out

My Easter Bunny Bait

DIY bunny treat jars

These DIY floral Easter eggs

 

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0 In Amazon/ holidays/ valentines day

9 Valentine’s Day card ideas for kids on Amazon

9 Valentine's card for kids on Amazon
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I’ve rounded up 9 of the cutest Valentine Card Ideas for the kids for school. The best part – they’re all available on Amazon! So if you’re not the DIY type, or if you tend to wait til last minute, I’ve got you covered!

In the past, I’ve made fun little Valentine’s for the kids to give to their friends. Some of my favorites have been the You’re the Bomb Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb, and A-doh-able playdough valentines. You can download the free printables on the blog. This year, I’m just not feeling too crafty or inspired. Who else is with me? So I turned to my trusty friend Amazon.

Check them all out below.

9 Cutest Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids on Amazon

 

Pop its – My littles are obsessed with pop-its. I bought these for them to give out to their classmates.

Valentines day cards for kids - valentines pop its

 

 

Fidget Tubes – these are another fun sensory/fidget toy.

Valentine Fidget Tube

 

 

Puzzle – A variety of jigsaw puzzle valentines.

Valentine puzzle

 

 

Love Bug Valentines – for the one who loves all things bugs and butterflies.

Valentine card ideas for kids on amazon - love bug

 

 

Hatch and Grow Sea Creature – each sea shell contains a sea creature with a heart to pack it all in.

Valentine Hatchimal

 

 

Pencils – these are a great Valentine idea for the classroom or for teachers to give to their students.

Valentine Pencils

 

 

Valentine building blocks each valentine comes with all the pieces to build a safari animal.

Valentine Card Building Blocks

 

 

Love these Valentine bubbles

Valentine card ideas - bubbles

 

 

Valen-slime – if you want to be that mom and give the gift of slime.

Valentine card ideas for kids on Amazon - slime

 

For more Valentine’s day ideas check out

Valentine’s Gift Ideas for the Kids

My Red Velvet Waffles

My Valentine’s Popcorn

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0 In Christmas

4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

Easy gift wrapping ideas

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Christmas is the season of giving. I love watching people’s faces as they open their gifts and you’ve given them something that they truly wanted and wished for. And when a gift is beautifully wrapped, it just makes it even better. It shows that the person truly took the time to make them feel special. I’m sharing 4 easy gift wrapping ideas below.

4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

I like to use Kraft Paper. I think it’s so simple and there’s so many different ways you can style and decorate it. Scroll down to see my favorite ideas.

Here I tied some twine, dried orange slices, a bell and sprig of rosemary.

Bells are from Amazon – Linking them here

Click here to see how I made the dried orange slices. They’re perfect for garlands, ornaments and gift wrapping.

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

This is another one tied using puffy loop yarn and a candy cane.

Click here for the yarn

4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

The next two ideas are from two of my favorite friends on Instagram. They add the perfect whimsical flair.

I love this idea from my friend Lynn @snapsbylynn. She drew some eyes and antlers and added a little pom pom for the nose.

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

My friend Lana at The Whitewood Cottage used a white marker to draw some cute gingerbread houses on her package. It came out super cute!

4 easy gift wrap ideas

I hope this gives you some inspiration! Now I need to get to wrapping!

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