Monday, December 15, 2014

Quick & Easy Holiday Gift: Vanilla Extract

Hi Everyone! Laurie here with a quick and easy gift you can make that will surely impress. And best of all, it's also really useful!

This holiday season you can make and decorate cute little bottles of vanilla extract! This makes a great gift for neighbors, teachers, friends, co-workers -- anyone who deserves a little gift this December.

You'll need small glass bottles (I bought mine off Amazon), whole vanilla beans, either vodka or bourbon (I used vodka) and your favorite SEI winter collection to jazz up that plain glass bottle to something totally gift-worthy!

First, you'll need to take your vanilla beans and slice them long wise. Place one or two beans in each bottle and cover them with the alcohol of your choosing. Let them sit and -- like magic -- you'll have vanilla extract in no time! Since that was easy-peasy and took no time at all, now you get to do the fun part -- DECORATE!

I used the SEI Chalet collection on my bottle. The Chalet Sundries pack even comes with small little tags that are perfect for gifts. Who wouldn't love to get one of these little cuties in their stocking this year?

A little foam tape helps make the stickers really pop off the tag with extra dimension. A few gemstones add that holiday glamor. And that foil printed craft paper that wraps the bottle? Well, it's simply divine! I love how this turned out and I can't wait to give it to a special friend.

Happily holidays to you and yours!



Jenny B said...

I really like this idea. How long does it last?

laurie danielle said...

Jenny -- it lasts FOREVER. Really, you can keep adding alcohol into the jar and it'll keep infusing. I start fresh every few years just to keep things potent.

Jenny B said...

Thanks! I'm going to try it!


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