8 homemade gift ideas plus 16 baking treats


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Show your love to friends and family, with  a home made gift idea for Christmas.  Find here eight DIY projects plus 16 baking ideas that will make them smile.

Make a knitted cotton facecloth

 

Wrap some scented soap inside one of these soft-as-silk knitted facecloths and you have a beautiful gift.

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Make your own natural moisturising bars

Homemade moisturiser bars

Use natural beeswax and coconut oil to make your own luxe moisturising bars.

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How to infuse vodka at home 

Vodka infusions are surprisingly simple to create and are hugely rewarding. Plus, they can make a great gift.

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DIY: Make your own soap

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Expert soap maker Gina Roberts shares the secrets to making soap at home.

Making your own soap is easy, affordable, doesn’t require any special equipment and is quite addictive.

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READ AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD FOR MAKING SOAP HERE


Make a knitted fox scarf 

Fur coats are frowned upon, but what about a fox scarf – a knitted one that is? Jane Wrigglesworth’s winter knitting project is a scarf shaped like a fox. Knit one for yourself or the junior fox in your life.

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How to make herb vinegars

These vinegars look fantastic, taste great, and are very easy to make.

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How to make solid beeswax perfume

 

Learn the basics of fragrance making with these solid perfumes made from beeswax and essential oils.

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Create a refreshing rosemary hydrosol

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Learn how to make a zesty distillation of this aromatic herb.

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Bake a treat

Pictured: Cacao Nib Bliss Balls, Bolo de Coco cake, Ginger Crunch, Chocolate Stout Cake.

Serving up some baking inspiration for the holidays.


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