Here's a project I put the finishing touches on last weekend. I wanted to share some delicious mulling spices with friends, so I put together little gift packets. I decorated each one with a tea dyed paper doily, crinkle ribbon (also tea dyed), little wooden button (also tea dyed), and mini-tag (...yes, tea dyed). The mini-tag is stamped with a sentiment from my holiday Whipper Snapper set called Got Mistletoe?.
I added little silver glittered sprigs of fern, a yummy cinnamon stick, and even some glitter for sparkle! Not only are mulling spices wonderful added to cider (and red wine), but I use them to scent up the house for the holidays. A few tablespoons of mulling spices added to a pot of simmering water on the stove makes the house smell "perfect" all day long! In fact, I have a kettle on the stove right now, and the house smells all warm and festive.
The mulling spices are inside a clear bag which is the same size as the glasine packet. Since the packets were being mailed, I wanted the package to have a bit of extra strength to keep the spices inside. And, the clear bag inside seals in the freshness of the spices. When they arrive, the spices will be as fresh and fragrant as possible! And hopefully just as cute!
The decorated packets were inspired by the letter "Mmmmm", and by my friend Michelle (Mish), who loves paper doilies.