Chic Tip with Holtwood Hipster

Hey there, everybody! Happy Monday to you. 
Err, that is if you like Monday. If not, then I have just what you need to brighten your day! 
It's another installation of....
Today, Erin, author of Holtwood Hipster, is going to share one of her favorite Chic Tips. Erin is a great writer and the graphics on her blog are always amazing. She's pretty ingenious when it comes to DIY projects, too. Just keep reading to see what I mean! 

Hi there! My name is Erin and I blog over at Holtwood Hipster. I've long been a fan of Trissta and her blog - namely because girlfriend keeps it real. She chronicles her decorating and design aspirations with both feet on the ground, willing to dream out loud, but ever mindful of what might be in the average reader's budget. She's funny and relatable and that's what makes her blog such a delightful place to visit. 

As a blogger myself, I try to write from a similar perspective and share ways to make big impacts in your home or while entertaining without necessarily spending a wallet-ful. 

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite tips to cut corners while planning a chic soiree.

We host a lot of parties in our home and we are often left with dozen or more glass votives at the end of the night. Instead of throwing them out, I like to clean them thoroughly and creatively re-purpose them for our next shindig. 

But first- clean them well. If you are left with a good amount of wax, turn them over onto a cookie sheet and pop them in the freezer overnight. This should help make removal easy the next day. I like to then scrub as much of the residue out as I can before popping them into the dishwasher for a more thorough cleaning. 

Consider individual portions next time you are entertaining. Typical votives are the perfect size for a bite of dessert or cold soup shooters - we've even used them for mini-shrimp cocktails. When thoughtfully presented, smaller portions like this help make a big impact, while helping to stretch the party budget. 

A big thank you to Trissta for reaching out to me to participate in this series. It's been such fun sharing my Chic Tip with you all today.

See what I mean?! Simple, easy and chic!
To see more projects and some awesome inspiration, check out Holtwood Hipster.
You won't be sorry. ;)


Kristen said...

OK this is genius. I actually thought about how fun a taste party would be but couldn't wrap my head around buying a ton of new little dishes. And I do have a ton of left over votives! May have to give this a try!

jackie jade said...

this is such a good idea - i love anything mini and this is a great way to present smaller portions in a fun and pretty way! visiting from erin's blog and following now :)

Jane Droll said...

that little votive-for-food idea is so clever! and so do-able! love it!

Kecia@CoutureZoo said...

Excellent! Bueno! Me loves! Clearly you throw a faboosh gathering!


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