Homemade Christmas Gifts

This year my mother and I made a few of our friends a homemade Christmas gift………Homemade Madagascar Vanilla Extract! Yup you heard me right and it was so easy…..almost so easy that I don’t want the “giftee” to know! HA!
We ordered a bulk wholesale order of beans because they are so expensive at the stores. You start by splitting 3 beans……….

You are going to need a whole-lotta Vodka on hand………..A measuring cup will help too

This is Santa’s workshop also known as my moms kitchen! I ordered these wonderful Italian glass bottles from the container store, love em! You will fill each bottle with the vodka and place the beans inside! Easy peasy!

They will need to be stored in a cool, dry place for about 6-8 weeks until they darken!

We also ordered in some labels from a place I had all my wedding labels made……they add something special to the gift!

Lastly, we got these cute stocking gift bags….everyone loved their gifts and I can’t wait to use mine sometime soon!

1 Comment

  1. Becky
    December 22, 2010 / 10:34 pm

    I can't wait until my has matured enough to use!!! And I am so stealing this idea!! Maybe not next year, but it will be stolen!! hehehe

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