This holiday season I’m participating in a DIY gift blog hop! Hooray! Every monday until December, myself and the Canadian Home Decor and DIY bloggers will be sharing a DIY gift for the holiday season. They’ll be small, hostess appropriate gifts that you can make easily.
Let’s be honest, you probably have a million and one holiday parties and events lined-up, so instead of buying your standard box of chocolates we thought we’d show you what you could make!
My gift idea this week is peppermint vodka in a jam jar. We gave these last year as a gift to all of our friends in time for the holidays. Think of the possibilities! Candy cane martinis, spiked peppermint hot chocolate, the list goes on!
- Vodka – I bought a bottle of Absolute to make about 20 little jars
- 6 Oz Large Hexagon Glass Jars – 12 pack
- Peppermint Extract
- Decorative ribbon
- Mccormick Red Color, 1-Ounce (optional)
Step 1: Pour two ounces of vodka into a clean Bernadin jar. You can add more of less depending on how generous you feel as a gift giver. I usually make the allotted amount that I need to, and if there’s any leftover vodka after I’ll divy it up between the jars.
Step 2: Add once teaspoon of peppermint extract to the vodka. I find 1 tsp is strong enough for 2 ounces of vodka. If you add significantly more vodka make sure you increase the peppermint extract.
If you’re adding red food colouring this is the time to do it.
Step 3 : Seal with a bow!
If you got one of these last year or are getting one of these this year you are a lucky duck.
Hint! Someone please give me a delightfully alcoholic christmas gift.
Now it’s time for some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. Get ready for some wonderful handmade gift inspiration for your holidays!
From the top, they are:
Peppermint Vodka from PMQ For Two –> that’s me!
What would you give as a hostess gift?