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Homemade Vanilla Extract

With the holiday season quickly approaching, {hurray} there are many ways to go about gifting. Continue for recipe & packing.

Vanilla extract is an essential and must have for all bakers. Although, this particular DIY does take quite sometime to create {6 months} the results are well worth the wait.

What you will need:

How to:

With a sharp paring knife cut each bean lengthwise, leaving about a 1/2 inch of space between the end of the bean {keeping them intact}.

Place 9-12 beans in a 750 ml. vodka bottle, you may need to pour out a little of the vodka so the beans will fit. Tightly seal and store in a dark cool place for up to 6 months. 

Every once in awhile shake up the bottle. This particular recipe will last you for quite some time.

Once it's time to gift your vanilla work on assembling your labels. I used the 2" round glossy labels from


 which you can find at any major office supply store. The company offers user-friendly 


, which you can access from their website. 



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