Ok, let me see if I can get this right this time.
Isn’t this beautiful. You should hop over to Whipperberry.com (click on the word Whipperberry.com) and see how to make Homemade Vanilla Extract. This is where I got the inspiration to try and make my own homemade vanilla for gifts to give to the ladies at the office.
I followed Whipperberry’s instruction for getting the cheap Vodka and ordering the vanilla beans. Ordering the vanilla beans off the internet was a lot less than buying them in the store.
I found these little jars at M’s and thought they would be perfect; however, they did not seal as well as I thought they would (after all they had a rubber seal).
I stored them in the entry hall closet and once a week I would give the little bottles a shake. As you can see they turned to vanilla extract (and yes it took about 2 months for it to homemade vanilla extract).
So since the little bottles were leaking and I decided to us Glad’s press and seal to see if that would help. It did but it still made me a little nervous.
I didn’t have time to make the beautiful labels she made but I did make some that turned out pretty cute. I simply used a Waltzing Mouse Labels 4 and printed the Homemade Vanilla Enjoy! out on cardstock.
Probably should have included the word extract….duh!
A little assembly line and before I knew it, they were ready to put on the bottles.
Punched a hole in one end and some Baker Twine wrapped around the lid and you are done.
I think they came out so cute and everyone like them at work.
I also used some in my Christmas Cherry-O Cream Cheese pie and it was excellent!
I love giving unique gifts but this one may be one that I do every year. I’ve already started looking for some cute bottles. I also think I may use vanilla Vodka to make ….”vanilla extract”… genius!
If you try making Whipperberry.com homemade vanilla, let her know and be sure and leave me a comment.