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15 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Simple, stunning and sentimental ... this year, craft the perfect handmade gifts for the loved ones in your life.

| November 1, 2006

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    A homemade lavender sachet makes a great holiday gift.
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Here are 15 homemade holiday gift ideas to craft or assemble for family and friends this holiday season:

1. Craft personalized greeting cards: Use card stock, available from any office supply store and add your favorite photographs, used greeting cards or magazine photos.

2. Create themed scrapbooks depicting a favorite vacation, holiday or family celebration.

3. Write and illustrate handmade books: Use your imagination to write stories based on personal experiences and adventures. Illustrate the book with photos, magazine pictures or your own hand-drawn illustrations.



4. Make home-brewed soda, cider, beer or wine, or give a brewing kit. To learn how, read Brew Better Soda at Home.

5. Simmer some mulled wine or spiced cider for a warm holiday drink.

BROWSER Es
11/26/2006 12:00:00 AM

Goat and beef fat can be rendered to give you lard. Cook the fat until it turns to liquid, pour off the clear liquid through a strainer into a clean container. It will congeal back into fat.


GAIL Erman_1
11/24/2006 12:00:00 AM

Question" I have a supply of goat and beef fat. CAn I use that to make lard? If so can I use it in baking and other cooking so that I do not have to use hydroginated shortening? Thanks


JOAN Vogt
11/24/2006 12:00:00 AM

I always thought it was NOT good to ever burn pine or cedar or any other evergreen, as the rosen will coat your chimney and create a potential fire hazard.






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