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12/22/11

A great hostess or guest gift idea

Are you looking for an inexpensive quick gift for a hostess to a party you are attending? Do you need an idea for a little something to place at the placesetting for each of your guests at your Christmas party? Or perhaps you have someone you want to offer a simple "thinking of you at Christmas" without making them feel like they have to return a gift in return. Give the gift of homemade fragrance.

I purchase a square deep white gift box and place some rumpled tissue paper for a cushion in the box. Then I add a couple of oranges with pretty skin.
I tie up a handful of whole cloves in either netting or tulle


Then I bind about 3-5 cinnamon sticks together with a red or green ribbon.



I take some type of card stock and handwrite the instructions.

Slice oranges into thin slices and place in a saucepan or small crock pot. Add the cloves and the cinnamon sticks. Cover with water, let simmer to fill your home with the smell of the holidays. Remember to keep water replenished.





3 comments:

Leslie said...

What a fantastic idea! Have a merry Christmas!!

Rachel said...

Good idea!

Mary said...

What a great idea!! I'm storing it away in my memory bank for future use....Merry Christmas!