I just bought my organic vanilla pods on eBay. I'll make vanilla essence and maybe some vanilla salt scrub too.
I also make a massive batch of super hot chili sauce each year for Christmas presents. I bottle it in little spice jars or small baby food jars. It never goes off if you keep it in the fridge. I have some still from 2006 when I first started making my chili sauce.
so many great ideas on here - im subscribing!
I have a pinterest board (Homemade Gifts) that I started if anyone wants ideas (some may have already been mentioned), my username is caketin
You can also make jars of vanilla sugar. Just fill with castor sugar and place a vanilla bean that you have halved inside. Shake every few days. Perfect for those that like to bake, or even just to add to coffee.
Bought these jars from the reject shop today. Perfect for my scrub!
I've really enjoyed reading all these awesome ideas!!!!
I think $1.50 a jar!!! :O
I have a new idea I want to try making - Christmas wrapping paper bunting! I love the look of bunting but can't sew so want to try making a nice paper version to hang around the walls, alternating with tinsel. I will give it a try tomorrow and see how it turns out! I am really starting to get into this Christmas spirit now!
Ooooo love the paddle pop tree!! :-)
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