December 2, 2014

Tray Tuesday.....Spiced Tea Mix

Hey there, I'm back today with a fun Tray Tuesday share.  I've been making this Spiced Tea Mix ever since I can remember.  I use my mom's recipe and it was always my job to mix the tea and store it in the Tupperware container.  I love this stuff and I'm not sure now if it's the actual tea or the memories it evokes that I love so much.  Recently I packaged some up in a gift basket I made for a friend to give to her apartment tenant.  The renter texted my friend and told her how much it reminded him of his mom and that he loved it.  Then our little friend Brayden came over with his brother while I was making a new batch.  He was curious so I made him a cup.  He loved it too.  So I sent him home with a little batch of his own.  Good stuff and good memories happen with this stuff, I tell ya. 
 Sooo...what better gift to give than a little jar of my Spiced Tea Mix.  I reached for a Modern Wrappings Kit from my shop to create my packaging.  I also carry a Vintage Wrappings Kit which uses all vintage fabrics.  I took one of the strips of fabric and ran it through my sewing machine, creating folds as I fed the material through the foot feed.  I left about 4" on both ends plain.
 I wrapped the fabric strip around my jar that is filled with Spiced Tea Mix and some cinnamon red hots.  I added a red sprig from the kit and a Gold Glitter Clothespin for embellishments.
 The ruffled strip of fabric looks fun and festive wrapped around the jar.  I like to leave the lid free of embellishments so it can be screwed on and off with the wrappings left in tact. This way it looks cute sitting out during the holiday season.
 I like these gingham lids from my stash.  They add an instant holiday feel to my jar gift.
 I tied a few candy canes up with a white tag from the kit and some Candy Cane Baker's Twine. I sat the jar on a white doily from the kit. I sat all the goodies on a pretty, vintage tray.  Just the perfect gift for a teacher or friend who comes over to visit.
Here's the entire Modern Wrappings Kit from my shop.  You can see my previous posts for some additional wrappings ideas.
The Gold Glitter Clothespins come in a set of ten here.
 You can find 5 yards of the Candy Cane Baker's Twine here.
I love to give handmade gifts and wrap them up with unique wrappings.  This year though I'm all about keeping it simple.  This little gift jar took about 10 minutes or less to assemble, including sewing time.  Here's to a handmade Christmas.  Thanks for stopping by today. 

5 comments:

Connie B said...

will you share the recipe?

Annette Stewart said...

Connie B. Click "my mom's recipe" in red above. You'll see it there!

Wendy Bellino said...

This is just too cute! I love the vintage wrappings. My mom used to make this recipe too! Smells like Christmas!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

lovely!!!

Joann6274 said...

What a cute gift idea for sure! I love your vintage fabrics, so cute!
Definitely will try your mom's tea recipe, sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing it.
Hugs,
Jo
xox

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