Step Up Your Gift Giving Game With These Gingerbread Men Gift Tags
Spread some joy and laughs this holiday season with our totally baked gingerbread gift tags. The cute little dudes are the result of our partnership with Hallmark Gold Crown for some extra fun this season. Not to mention, the gingerbread gift tags are the perfect way to step up your gift-giving game. Check out the video to see how it’s done.
Want more details on how to craft these tasty yet functional cookies? Scroll on to get the full scoop.
Gingerbread Gift Tags
Ingredients + Materials:
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup softened butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- cookie frosting
- bakers twine
- drinking straw
- letter stamps
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt.
- In a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add molasses, egg and vanilla, and gradually beat in flour mixture until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- When you’re ready to roll out your dough, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Flour a surface and roll out the dough evenly to about ¼ inch.
- Use a cookie cutter to make your shapes, then imprint your words of choice and use the straw to cut a hole for the string.
- Move your gingerbread tags to a cookie sheet and space them evenly. Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
- Use the cookie frosting to decorate and add embellishments to the gingerbread people.
- Find colorful and fun ribbon to tie your gingerbread gift tag onto your presents.
Collect your ingredients. Sugar, spice and everything nice!
First, mix together most of your dry ingredients in a medium bowl: flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add molasses, egg and vanilla, and gradually beat in flour mixture until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours.
Once your dough has hardened, pull it out of the fridge and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Flour a clean surface and roll out the dough evenly to about ¼ inch. Use a cookie cutter to make your gingerbread people, then imprint your words of choice. Use a straw to punch a small hole at the top — this is how you’ll string these tasty tags onto your gifts!
Bake the gingerbread tags on a cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes, and then, let cool on a rack. Once cool to the touch, add embellishments to your gift tags with the cookie frosting.
Thread ribbon or baker’s twine through the hole and attach to your gifts, like these So Baked Gingerbread Man Toe of a Kind Sock. Look how cute they are!
These little guys take these gifts to the next level. Not to mention that the gift wrap and accessories (also from Hallmark Gold Crown) are on point!
These tags are such a delight — they really add a little extra fun to this season’s gift giving.
Want more DIY gift-giving inspo? Check out our Pinterest page for our favorite seasonal ideas.
Video: Caroline Hetzel, Katie Booker + Michael Sullivan
Production + Styling: Caroline Hetzel
Photography: Chris Andre
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)