Less Noise, More Green: Week of Gift Giving, Day 3: Homemade Gifts for Cooks

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Week of Gift Giving, Day 3: Homemade Gifts for Cooks

I really appreciate gifts I can use in the kitchen. I spend so much of my time thinking about what I'm going to cook and then even more time actually cooking, that anything that makes my time in the kitchen more enjoyable is a very thoughtful gift. To see each project, click on the title, or go to my Pinterest board Homemade Gift Ideas for Cooks to see photos and access all the tutorials at once.

Gifts to Sew and Knit

Dish cloths are a great beginner knitting project and are a great gift when paired with soaps.

French Farm House Dish Cloth Knitting Pattern

I have made and given potholders as gifts and they have always been well received.

Pretty Potholders

I LOVE this apron. I may make one for my self after the Holidays!

Kitchen Apron Tutorial

This is a perfect way to use up beautiful scraps of fabric and to personalize a very useful kitchen staple!

Four Easy to Make Dish Towels

Give the Gift of Ingredients

As a cook, I love working with new ingredients. Use some herbs from your own garden to make it even more special.

14 Herb and Spice Mix Recipes

Home Infused Vinegars and Oils

 How to make Vanilla Extract

Gift for the Cook's Hands 

Put this soap in a pretty dispenser and everyday becomes luxurious. 

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Gifts for the Kitchen Wall 

This is such a clever idea. Is there a special recipe handed down through the family? Turn it into wall art. Does it include a secret ingredient? Black that line out to keep those not in the know guessing!

Framed Recipe Cards as Wall Art

Here is another chalkboard paint project. Very cool!

Cookie Sheet Chalkboard

 Remember, you can see and access all the projects from my Pinterest board Homemade Gift Ideas for Cooks. If you have a favorite project you like to make and give as gifts, please share with us all in the comments!

Tomorrow's homemade gift ideas are for kids and I have some really cute ideas to share with you. If you missed it, here is yesterday's post on Homemade Gift Ideas for Gardeners.

Have a great day,


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