Saturday, December 14, 2013

Homemade Mulling Spice Bouquet Gift Jars


We took a tiny break away from our beloved red and white, peppermint candy cane crafting theme to interject a little silver and gold sparkle! 

At Christmas time there are many traditional scents, flavors and favorites. One of them being spice, in the form of Mulling Spice Bouquets and since it is the giving season we wanted to gift them to a few favorite people.








Crafting materials/instructions for gift jar


Jars with lids {spray paint the lids to your color theme. We had two gold lids and spray painted 2 a bronze gold color}

Paint made for glass and glitter color of your choice

Sponge paint dabber

Sparkle gift wrap string

Pre made hang tag or cut one from paper

Washi tape or other decorative tape

Paper to print or write mulling spice instructions on

Pencil with new eraser

Scissor

Seasonal rubber stamp and ink pad

 On clean dry jars, apply paint dots a few at a time and than go back over dots with glitter. Continue until jar is covered. Allow to dry.

Print out or write out the directions for using mulling spice bouquet. Using the eraser end of the pencil, dip it into paint and stamp on the instructions paper to give it a festive look. Allow to dry.

Apply to hang tag Washi tape and than stamp as desired.

Use your sting to hang the tag on the jar.






Mulling Spice Recipe


10 - 15  + 1-2 extra sticks per bouquet bag organic cinnamon sticks like these

2 big handfuls of organic star anise like these

2 cups organic whole allspice like these. 

Mulling spice bouquet bags like these

                                             Directions

In a big glass bowl, break up 10- 15 cinnamon sticks.
Add in the star anise and the whole allspice.

At this point feel free to add in other dried items such as: citrus peels, cranberries, etc.

Mix well and add a good amount to each bag leaving some room to tuck in a whole cinnamon stick.
                          



Packing Mulling Spice Gift Jar



Place bouquets in jar.We used 2 bags per jar.



Next, slip in the instructions and place the lid on the jars.




Mulled cider is not just to be enjoyed only during Christmas... oh certainly NOT! But meant to be enjoyed all cold Winter long!



We hope we have given you some inspiration for making some very thoughtful and enjoyable mulling spice gifts!



For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

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1 comment:

  1. I like this idea, but I especially like your decorated jars. They're gorgeous! I love how you used polka dots and glitter. Fancy!

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