Sugar is sweet on its own, but when paired with dried berries, and the most adorable printables I’ve come across to date, you have a lovely little DIY gift on your hands, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
The idea for this DIY was inspired of course by the one of a kind Valentine’s prints (see below) from Erisha of A Thing Created, who I’m always delighted to work with! How fabulous are her illustrations?! I love the way she incorporated the heart signage and paired the gingham skirt with the ankle strap heels using her fashion forward approach. Ahh, aren’t these prints just the epitome of sweet, chic and stylish?! And such a fun and modern way to dress up gifts and packages.
My bottles of sugar were immediately transformed into mini Valentine’s fashion moments when I attached them. Like a makeover for the bottles, which tied in beautifully with the red and pink shaded sugar. How fitting for Valentine’s Day and how perfect for the ones you love. These sugars paired with the prints are certainly pretty enough just sitting atop a counter, but they’ll be adored once tasted and used as a surprising replacement for anything that requires sugar! Posh indeed.
Berry Infused Sugar – DIY
The sugar infusions only feature two ingredients and are naturally colored. They instantly add a posh twist to baking recipes such as cookies and cakes and also an extra bit of flavor to morning grains, or plain yogurt.
4 washed miniature bottles with seal (8 inches tall). I found mine at Michaels $1.99 a piece.
4 cups organic white sugar (divided into 2 separate bowls).
1 cup dried strawberries & 1 cup dried raspberries (only use the kind that are crisp and freeze-dried) (divided into 2 separate bowls).
Magic Bullet or blender.
Using a Magic Bullet or similar, blend strawberries until they turn into a fine dust (about 30 seconds).
Simply pour blended berry dust into 1 of the bowls of sugar and stir until incorporated.
Repeat these steps to make the Raspberry sugar, being sure to run the raspberry powder through a fine strainer to remove the seeds.
Place funnel into each empty bottle and pour infused sugar over top.
Each bottle will hold approximately 1 cup of the sugar and berry blend.
Once the bottles have been filled and sealed, they’re ready for packaging.
Makes 4 servings.
Valentine’s Printables from A Thing Created – Etsy
Four 12 inch pieces of ribbon or bakers twine.
Cut each printable into shape.
Using hole punch, punch one hole into the top left and top right side of each print.
Thread ribbon/twine through the front side of each printable and wrap around the upper neck of the bottle.
Tie tightly and attach any additional embellishments to the side opposite of the printables.
I added leftover glittered clothespins and mini labels to mine for a finishing touch.
Another option would be to actually write and personalize right on the valentine’s prints.
These babes are ready for gifting!
The Valentine’s printables are available for purchase in a variety of colors in Erisha’s Etsy shop for just $1.99 a piece! Such a fab deal and a darling and very fashion forward way to say Happy hearts day to friends and loves ones! Find them here. For inspiration and to see more of Erisha’s stunning art, visit A Thing Created.
And, if you loved today’s DIY, please check back shortly. I’ve got a Hearts day treat recipe to share, that features these berry infused sugars, and more packaging with the printables from A Thing Created.
And…of course, just a quick mention about Superbowl Sunday! I was absolutely delighted that my local team the Seahawks won Superbowl 48 for the first time in franchise history! Such an exciting moment for all of us fans!
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