T&T on SMP! DIY Homemade Vanilla Favor

February 20th, 2009

Here’s are a couple pictures of my latest contribution for Style Me Pretty. This tutorial includes directions for making Homemade Vanilla Extract and a free PDF of the labels to put on your own bottles. This would make a great wedding favor or even a good Christmas gift. Click here for complete instructions and the full article.


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25 Responses to “T&T on SMP! DIY Homemade Vanilla Favor”

  1. S Says:

    I love this! What a great idea. My friend and I have always talked about making our own vanilla extract but this has definitely encouraged me to do so, ASAP. Love your work!

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  2. Kerry Says:

    I absolutely adore these. Now I need to find an occasion to make these for. As always, thanks for inspiring me!

  3. AmberLee Says:

    oh. these are so beautiful and so classic. thanks for sharing! I’ll be passing this on.

  4. Hostess gift: DIY Vanilla Extract | giverslog.com Says:

    […] instructions and templates for making these lovely bottles of homemade vanilla extract from Twig & Thistle. These would be perfect as a wedding favor, as Katleen says, and even nice enough to give to a […]

  5. Claire Says:

    What a sweet & practical party favor! I never knew how it easy it was to make homemade vanilla extract! Will try it very soon!

  6. Carolyn Clark Says:

    I am in awe of your talent! Thank you for constantly inspiring me.

  7. Meghan Says:

    This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be trying this out 🙂

  8. Laurel Says:

    Looks like such a great gift.

  9. ning fathia Says:

    This is waht I’ve been searching for all this time! Thank you so much!

  10. Marian Says:

    What a great (and pretty) idea. I’ve never thought to use them as favors or give as gifts but I’ll definitely keep that in mind. I’ve used homemade vanilla extract before and I’ve been to to the Hawaiian Vanilla Company (only commercial vanilla farm in the U.S.) and it was amazing. They hosted meals using vanilla beans, extract etc. It made me even more addicted to vanilla…now I have another great way to use it!

  11. Joyce Says:

    Definitely on my list of potential wedding favor. Can you tell me where you buy your corks from though?? Thanks very much!

  12. Kathleen Says:

    I found the corks at Home Depot actually and I know that Ace Hardware sells them too. I’m assuming most hardware store will have them. Good luck!

  13. Victoria Says:

    This is hands down the cutest idea I have seen…I never realized you could even make your own vanilla extract…and then to make it so cute! I love all your designs and your blog, and this is something so practical and fun! I’ve shared it with all my girlfriends and mom! 🙂

  14. Carol Says:

    I LOVE this! your jars and photos are pretty too! I am thinking about doing this for my bridal shower favor. Love it! Thanks!

  15. Kelly Says:

    These look amazing!
    How big are the jars you used? 4 oz or 8 oz?

  16. Kathleen Says:

    Oh, good question Kelly! The jars I used are 4oz jars. Good luck!


  17. Jessica Says:

    Do you take out the beans before funneling the extract into the bottles as presents?

  18. Kathleen Says:

    You can leave the beans in if you like but since my jars were so small they wouldn’t fit.

  19. Jenn Says:

    I was wondering if you filter it before putting it in a jar. Mine is not very appetizing looking with all the little vanilla from the pods floating around.

  20. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Jenn,

    Yes, I think putting it through a sieve is a good idea or test one out and see if it settles after a day or two. Good luck!

  21. Jane Says:

    So beautiful – I definitely want to put these in my wedding goody-bags. I’ll be sure to keep one for myself though! Where did you get the bottles? I can’t find any in that kind of shape.

  22. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Jane, I purchased the bottles from Packaging Specialties. I don’t believe the bottles are online but you can order them over the phone. Hope that helps and congrats on the upcoming wedding!!!

  23. ButterYum (Patrincia) Says:

    Gasp—STUNNING Presentation! I love them!!!!

  24. ButterYum (Patrincia) Says:

    I found the bottles on their site here:


  25. patti Says:

    I found some at –