Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIY: Christmas in a Bag

Are you looking for a useful, aesthetically pleasing, easy and thoughtful DIY gift to make this year? How about the gift of the Christmas scent? These easy to assemble bags are great for stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, hostess gifts, etc. All the recipient has to do is add water and simmer on the stove (or wood stove) and their house will fill with the delicious smell of the holidays!


5 cinnamon sticks
1 dried lemon slice
1 dried orange slice
1/2 cup whole cloves
1 tbs. nutmeg
1/4 cup whole allspice
1 tbs. bay leaf pieces
3 dried apple slices

Bonus: A couple of sprigs of fresh pine needles


1. Slice your apples, lemons and oranges into thin slices and either dehydrate them or bake them on non-stick parchment paper in the oven at 200° until dry, approximately two hours.
2. Assemble bags with the amount of items listed above.
3. Attach a tag with directions to add water and simmer.

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