Right before Thanksgiving I get in the most insane Christmas crafty mood. I research, prepare and make list after list of what DIY projects I'll do that Christmas season. This year my list of things was HUGE. I have not finished everything on the list, but I'm staying positive I will!
Anywoo- I've been meaning to make my own vanilla for ages now. Not that I really bake (actually the last time I baked was last Christmas) but I sure love a good DIY project. But seriously, I wanted to make them for stocking stuffers.
This might be the easiest project ever- one stop at Trader Joe's to pick up Vodka and vanilla beans, then a jaunt over to The Container Store for
airtight bottles and I was in business.
Make sure to sanitize the bottle beforehand. Once it's clean just add the vanilla bean, fill 'er up with vodka and wait.....
Obvi I added a ribbon and a cute little label.
I think they turned out adorable, if I do say so myself. Such a darling little bottle, made with love.
(PS- You'll notice these are only light brown in color- that means they aren't quite ready to bake with yet. Directions online say to wait at least 4-6 weeks. You'll know they are ready when they smell divine and are a nice dark brown color)