Holiday Stovetop Simmer

Holiday Stovetop Simmer - Kailey Marie Designs

It’s that time of year again! Bring on allll the holiday stovetop simmer goodness. I wasn’t planning on posting this for another couple of weeks, but I made these as favors for my sisters bridal shower last weekend and I’ve been getting tons of texts and emails asking for the details. So, here you have it… 🙂

I’ve been doing this holiday stovetop simmer for a couple years now and it’s always a huge hit. The bag itself is so pretty, and the scent it creates on the stove is even better! I designed an updated tag for you to use this year (download here!), but if you prefer last years, I linked it here.

Holiday Stovetop Simmer - Kailey Marie Designs


  • Cranberries (I buy bulk from Costco)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (Also buy bulk from Costco and break in half)
  • Whole Cloves (Our grocery store has these in bulk as well)
  • Cuties
  • Rosemary (if you’re making a lot, invest in one of those cute rosemary trees. Credit for that idea goes to Jenn Castor).
  • Large Clear Bags (I used these)
  • My cute tag! Download it here!


Fill your clear bags with cranberries-I like to put at least 1 cup in each bag. Add a cutie, 2-3 cinnamon sticks, a big pinch of whole cloves, a couple sprigs of rosemary and tie shut with a cute ribbon! You can either put a little hole in the corner of the tag and attach to your ribbon, or put it right in the bag. Easy enough right?!  And if you aren’t going to make them into gifts and just want to do it for your home, throw it all in a pot of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 hours.

Holiday Stovetop Simmer - Kailey Marie Designs

Well, there ya have it! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and be sure to tag @kaileymariedesigns if you post on social media. Last year it was so fun seeing all of the different variations everyone put together. I did have a request to sell these completely put together and ready to go (Ahem, Annie…), and I totally would if someone could figure out how to add 12 hours to my day. 😉 Maybe next year!

What is everyone doing for the Thanksgiving holiday? We are hunkering down for a low key next few days and I couldn’t be more excited. Hope you all have a lovely day and weekend doing things that make you happy! Happy Turkey Day! xoxo


1 thought on “Holiday Stovetop Simmer

  1. Amy DenUyl

    Mine is currently on the stove and just hit the two-hour mark -mmm, mmm, mmm! So fresh and natural and freaking delicious-smelling. Keep the bomb-ass ideas coming!


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