Mulled wine + apple cider spice sachets.

How about an inexpensive, festive and super easy DIY Christmas gift?

Mulled wine or spiced cider sachets are jus that!

I recently put some together with some other ladies for a Vision First fundraiser. 

We, of course, had to cook the books and try a few different recipes / wine / cider ratios until we ended up at this one! 

–4 broken cinnamon sticks (2 total)
–10 cardamon pods
–2 tangerine petals
–12 cloves
–1 star anise
–12 peppercorns
–6 allspice.

I got mine inexpensively at Yaun Heng Spice Co. in Sheung Wan. If you’re in the States, I recommend buying your spices at Cost Plus Market. Then it’s easy peasy; cut up some cheesecloth or fine linen (I used pinking shears for an extra decorative touch), fill with spices and tie with kitchen string.

We had a stamp made for a few dollars down in the lanes… and then tied up five sachets with a pretty ribbon for quite elegant packaging!

I think they make perfect hostess gifts or stocking stuffers! And the fact that they work in wine or juice makes them perfect for everyone.

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2 responses to “Mulled wine + apple cider spice sachets.

  1. Dear Natasha:

    I found your website a while ago through reading LMLD, and I’ve really enjoyed reading through your archives. You have beautiful taste and a lovely home. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas and suggestions with the rest of us.

    The red blanket with the cross pattern you showed in this post is just stunning. I have looked all over for a similar pattern, with no luck. Do you happen to remember the pattern you used?

    May you and your family have a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas.

  2. Hello,

    I love this idea for Christmas in Hong Kong!
    Please can you tell me where in HK I can find cheesecloth or the right linen?

    Thank you

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