DIY Gifts

Hibiscus Marshmallows

The hibiscus will make these treats a beautifully rich pink with a bright citrus note. Be sure to read through all the directions before making this recipe; the steps move very quickly at the end! 

Homemade Grenadine

Did you know real grenadine, the sugary sweetness that defines a Shirley Temple, is actually made from pomegranate juice?  Make your own at home and avoid the cherry flavoring and preservatives of store-bought varieties!

Homemade Sprinkles

Sprinkles are fairly easy to make and are fun to hand out as gifts!  If you want them to be colored, use food coloring gel or liquid (or try experimenting with natural dyes derived from foods like beets, red cabbage, and turmeric).  The recipe below will produce plain white sprinkles.  Package in a festive little bag or jar.

Spicy Ginger Maple Syrup

Try this spicy ginger maple syrup infusion and kick up your syrup experience!

Blackberry and Thyme Maple Syrup

Take your maple syrup up a notch with this blackberry and thyme infusion!

Apple Cinnamon Bourbon

Create your own tasty alcohol infusion! This was taught in our recent Infuse Your Booze class, taught by Jessica LaBrie of Blackbird’s Botanicals.

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is tasty and comforting to sip on when battling the common cold.  Take 1 tsp per day to keep your immune system strong.  Elderberry is a great source of vitamin C!  Or, try adding some to seltzer or a mixed drink for an adult version.

Vanilla Extract

Did you know that the ubiquitous vanilla extract that is used in baking is actually really easy to make at home?  Dressed up in a pretty jar and a ribbon, it makes a fun gift for the bakers in your life!

Cyclone Cider Delux

Take your fire cider to the next level with this "Cyclone Cider" version!

Apple Cider Vinegar

If you are looking for a fairly easy, hands-off DIY project that may save you a few bucks, consider making your own apple cider vinegar!  Learn more about apple cider vinegar.


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