Making Stuff: Vanilla Extract

by This is Carrie on June 8, 2010

This year, I thought it would be nice to make vanilla extract for teachers and staff to take home from the school Teacher Appreciation luncheon.  The rest of the parent board thought it was a good idea too (definitely better than the random tchotchkes handed out in the past). So I went to work using directions from Clotilde at Chocolate & Zucchini, rum from my local Bevmo, Madagascar Vanilla Beans from Penzeys and 4oz amber bottles from Specialty Bottle.

For the labels, I used Avery Printable Sticker Paper and was overjoyed to find a fabulous pre-designed, downloadable, label over at Design Mom (I just had to edit the “8oz” to a “4oz” & resize for our smaller bottle).

With the bottle of homemade vanilla extract, we included a little recipe for vanilla scones and the instructions that the vanilla wouldn’t be ready to use for 8 weeks, but if they encountered a really tough day before then, considering it’s alcohol content, it could be used in an entirely different way. :)


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Cupcake Activist June 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Awesome idea! You never cease to amaze me!


Sarah June 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm

You’re so stinkin’ cool.


jonita mortensen June 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm

You’re AMAZING!!!!


Jana @ The Summer House June 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I would love a copy of your resized 4 oz label. Wanna share?


Andrea June 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm

This is such a great idea! I think I’ll use it for some Christmas gifts this next year! Thank you


Rhonda June 9, 2010 at 3:24 am

Wow. Seriously, wow. What lucky teachers…


Gwen June 9, 2010 at 9:44 am

I’m a new follower. Love your blog!


brenna June 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Love love love this. Also, great picture!


Natalie June 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I love that! I think that would be a great favor idea too!


Sara Cox Landolt June 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm

What a great resource, thanks for sharing!


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