Brown kraft paper. It’s pretty much the wrapping paper of choice in my house. It’s cheap. It works for any occasion, and you can dress it up a million ways. This Christmas we’ll be embellishing our gifts with cinnamon ornament gift tags.
Remember those cinnamon ornaments that you made in elementary school? It’s those, only in gift tag form. They smell fantastic, and they’re really easy to make. Here’s the drill.
What You’ll Need:
- Ground cinnamon
- A mixing bowl
- A rolling pin
- Cookie Cutters
- A drinking straw
What You Do:
Mix together equal parts applesauce and cinnamon to form a dough. We used two cups of each, when we made ours.
Sprinkle cinnamon on your work surface. Then, roll your dough out to a 1/4-inch thickness. If you own a Silpat, it makes a great no-stick surface for rolling out dough.
Use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of your dough (bonus points, if you use a chicken cookie cutter). Then, use a drinking straw to poke two holes in the center of each tag. This will give you a place to thread your ribbon through.
Place your gift tags in a 200 degree oven, and bake them until they feel dry and firm. This will take at least a couple hours. If you aren’t in a hurry, you can also air dry them. This will take a couple days, maybe longer. It just depends on the humidity.
Whichever way you decide to go, you’re house is going to smell amazing.
To use: Just thread a ribbon through the holes, and tie them around presents. Leave them plain, or use a marker to add your to and from info.
These are for decorative purposes only. They should not be consumed.