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Homemade Gifts

January 9th, 2018

I’m always making gifts, sometimes they come out of my sewing room, sometimes I crochet them, sometimes they come from my kitchen, other times they’re just creative things I come up with. Most recently, I made a set of spice jars for a good friend. The jars originally came filled with delicious local mustard, I’ve been saving them for a year just for this project. For those of you that love mustard, give Raye’s Mustard a try, I’ve tried most of their flavors and they’re FANTASTIC. Old World Gourmet is the most used variety in my kitchen, but I always have a few others around as well.

The labels were designed on Avery’s website, I printed them here at home, then added a few details with a gold pen. Overall, they turned out beautifully and she LOVED them.

I’ll keep saving jars and keep printing labels. She’s been wanting to organize and beautify her spice cabinet, so I gave her a good start and will continue to add to her collection.

Have you come up with any creative gifts recently?

3 Comments to “Homemade Gifts”
  1. Joan on January 9, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I’ve been knitting lots of hats lately, and am now working on a scarf… Every year I plan to grow peppermint and other herbs to make up some herbal tea blends for Christmas, but never get around to it!

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  2. bonnie knox on January 9, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Those are very pretty!

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  3. Kelsey on January 29, 2018 at 3:38 am

    These look amazing! I love the design of the labels.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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