Somehow, Tim knew that Dentyne Ice in the black package is the right kind of gum to use. I tried different types of pens and found that Sharpies are the only ones whose ink doesn’t disappear off the plastic.
If you want to put tags on, you just need something very small. I cut the one in the photo out of white paper. If you like the look of baker’s twine, you can pick some up at a craft store (I’ve seen it at Michaels) or Target. I bought baker’s twine last year from The Twinery during an after-Christmas sale.
Of course, this opens up the possibility of putting faces on gum—or any packaging—for all the holidays. Hearts for Valentine’s Day. Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. Pumpkins for Halloween. I’d better buy more gum!
Did you see anything during the holidays that made you say, “I have to make that next year?”