Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

Leave lines to the mall shoppers: Almost everything you need to make these crafty, do-it-yourself presents -- including food gifts, yum! -- comes straight from your kitchen.

Tea light candles
Tea-Light Delight

Scented teacup candles are so easy to make they'll become your new go-to gift.

To Make: In a double boiler, completely melt your candle wax. Place a wick in the center of a demitasse tea cup, then pour in about 1/4-inch layer of wax. Add a layer of coffee beans and chopped up vanilla beans and fill the rest of the cup with the wax. Using a chopstick, stir the wax to distribute the beans. Let the candle harden, about 2 hours.

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