Monday, July 25, 2011

25 Weeks 'Til Christmas: Week 22 Flavored Oil

I cant believe we are 22 weeks away from Christmas!  Are you getting ready for it? 
This week, for the 25 Weeks 'Til Christmas series are directions on how to make your own flavored olive oils!  I found these directions on WikiHow and cant wait to make our own!

Flavored Olive Oil

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Start saving up your wine bottles and getting ready to dry some of the herbs from your garden.  No herbs?  Start growing them! They are super simple and dont take up much room in a pot or even in your garden. 

We have found that vineyards in the State of Ohio arent allowed to recycle their wine bottles in-house (reusing the wine bottles for the next batch of wine they make).  We have been able to get cases of empty wine bottles for free. It never hurts to ask!

Every Monday through the week of Christmas will be a new homemade gift idea/project.  Be sure to check them out!  Happy Crafting!

Also, stop on over at The Way Grandma Does It to see her Christmas in July gift ideas!  She is brilliant!!


  1. Don't limit yourself to using just wine bottles. I would think any bottle would work. Why not reuse an empty Olive oil bottle? This looks like an easy thing to create for a great gift. You could even pair it with a loaf of homemade bread or a baguette and/or add a saucer and they could pour the oil in the saucer and dip the bread into it just like at some restaurants. If you want an even bigger gift..get a basket and add the oil, bread, pasta and pasta sauce for an Italian Gift Basket.

  2. Great point(s), Vicki.
    I actually bought some vinegar & oil glass pourers while at a garage sale to use for this purpose. It will make 2 beautiful gifts.
    (They are in front of the marriage recipe picture listed in this link.)

    And I absolutely love the italian gift basket idea! I was going to be making some homemade spaghetti sauce for gifts anyways, so great idea!!

  3. Those will work great Meg! I have a few of them myself that are antiques.