DIY Hostess Gifts That Will Get You Invited Back

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    DIY Relaxing Gift Basket

    DIY Relaxing Gift Basket
    DIY Relaxing Gift Basket. Julie Blanner

    Hostessing a wonderful dinner party for a group of people takes a lot of work, from cleaning the entire house, to planning the perfect entertainment and cooking up a feast for everyone to indulge in the least you can do is say thank you to the person or couple hosting the party. One easy way to say thanks is help them relax once everyone is gone by filling an empty basket with a bottle of wine, a DIY bath scrub and some beautiful cut flowers from your garden.

    Read the tutorial at Julie Blanner.

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    DIY Bath Salts

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    This easy recipe uses only 3 ingredients and makes a wonderful gift for your hostess. Who doesn't love a relaxing bubble bath? Follow the recipe here and make some extra for yourself while you're at it!

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    DIY Pumpkin Cranberry Bread In A Mason Jar

    DIY Pumpkin Cranberry Bread In A Mason Jar
    DIY Pumpkin Cranberry Bread In A Mason Jar. Cul De Sac Cool

    A quick last minute gift idea to bring to your party hostess is to fill a mason jar with everything they would need to make their own tasty loaf of pumpkin cranberry bread. Get all the details of everything you need to put in the mason jar and the printable label at Cul De Sac Cool.

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    DIY Assorted Coffee Kit

    DIY Assorted Coffee Kit
    DIY Assorted Coffee Kit. A Pumpkin And A Princess

    In a small box assemble some instant coffee or coffee pods to create a mini coffee kit so your hostess can have a delicious cup of coffee in the morning. 

    Read the tutorial and get the printable label at A Pumpkin And A Princess.

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    DIY Cinnamon Spice Muffins Kit

    DIY Cinnamon Spice Muffins Kit
    DIY Cinnamon Spice Muffins Kit. Positively Splendid

    Fill your hostess home with the delicious scent of cinnamon by making them a cinnamon spice muffin kit that includes all the dry ingredients they need to make a batch of muffin, and to top of the mason jar add some beautiful patterned muffin cups. 

    Read the tutorial at Positively Splendid.

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    DIY Polka Dot Napkins

    DIY Polka Dot Napkins
    DIY Polka Dot Napkins. Freutcake

    Clearly your hostess enjoys to entertain people at their home, so make them a set of beautiful gold polka dot napkins for them to use to set the table with.

    Read the tutorial at Freutcake.

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    DIY Beeswax Candles

    DIY Beeswax Candles
    DIY Beeswax Candles. Oh Happy Day

    Help your hostess dress up up their dinner table by making a set of beeswax candles in just a few minutes for them to use to light at dinner to provide soft candlelight.

    Read the tutorial at Oh Happy Day.

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    DIY Homemade Lavender Soap

    DIY Homemade Lavender Soap
    DIY Homemade Lavender Soap. Pink When

    Tie together two homemade bars of luxurious lavender soap to give your hostess to use in their home with a piece of twine. The soft smell of lavender is excellent at promoting relaxation which is exactly what they will need after hosting a dinner party.

    Read the tutorial at Pink When.

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    DIY Caramel Apple Kit

    DIY Caramel Apple Kit
    DIY Caramel Apple Kit. Lil' Luna

    Does your hostess have a sweet tooth? If so they are certain to be thrilled with this DIY caramel apple kit that includes everything they need to make caramel apples, which would make for fun activity for them to later try.

    Read the tutorial at Lil' Luna.

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    DIY Jar Of Caramel Sauce

    DIY Caramel Sauce
    DIY Caramel Sauce. Creature Comforts

    Whip up a jar of sweet caramel sauce that would be perfect for dipping apples on, or drizzling on vanilla ice cream.

    Read the tutorial at Creature Comforts.

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    DIY Coconut And Lime Sugar Scrub

    DIY Coconut And Lime Sugar Scrub
    DIY Coconut And Lime Sugar Scrub. The Idea Room

    Say thank you to your friend who invited you for dinner by giving them a jar of tropical smelling coconut and lime sugar scrub so that they pamper their skin.

    Read the tutorial at The Idea Room.

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    DIY Cookie Butter

    DIY Cookie Butter
    DIY Cookie Butter. A Beautiful Mess

    Make some delicious cookie butter out of cookies such as Oreos, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies and bottle it up in a small jar to give as a gift. Homemade cookie butter is a sugary spread many people might not have tried before, but it works well on toast, or as a dip for fruit or pretzels.

    Read the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

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    DIY Indigo Tea Towels

    DIY Indigo Tea Towels
    DIY Indigo Tea Towels. Francois Et Moi

    Beautiful tea towels are always a welcomed gift for people who enjoy working in the kitchen, and these DIY indigo tea towels are simple to make and provide a rich blue accent to any kitchen.

    Read the tutorial at Francois Et Moi.

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    DIY Herb Planter

    DIY Herb Planter
    DIY Herb Planter. Precious Sister

    Show up at the next dinner party you are invited to with a DIY herb planter perfect for your host to use in their kitchen.

    Read the tutorial at Precious Sister.

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    DIY Chalkboard Napkin Rings

    DIY Chalkboard Napkin Rings
    DIY Chalkboard Napkin Rings.

     What is wonderful about these DIY chalkboard napkin rings is your hostess can use them for both a napkin ring and a place card as the party host can write each person's name with chalk onto the napkin ring and wash off the names after the party is over. 

    Read the tutorial on how to make a set of napkin rings at Green With Envy.

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    DIY Home Sweet Home Jar

    DIY Home Sweet Home Jar
    DIY Home Sweet Home Jar. The DIY Playbook

    Perfect for a housewarming party, decorate a glass jar to say home sweet home and fill it with some essential items that people need when moving to a new house.

    Read the tutorial at The DIY Playbook.

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    DIY Cheers Coaster Set

    DIY Cheers Coaster Set
    DIY Cheers Coaster Set. Design Love Fest

    Give a colorful set of coasters as a gift, where each coaster says cheers in a different language. Your wanderlust party host will thank you for such a beautiful gift.

    Read the tutorial at Design Love Fest.

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    DIY Flavored Sea Salt

    DIY Flavored Sea Salt
    DIY Flavored Sea Salt. The Paper Mama

    Flavored sea salts are a luxury kitchen item as they are often fairly costly in stores but are very simple to make. Next time you need a small gift, create a few jars of assorted flavored sea salts such as a rosemary or lemon to give as a present.

    Read the tutorial at The Paper Mama.

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    DIY Wine Gift

    DIY Wine Gift
    DIY Wine Gift. Sarah Hearts

    In a hurry but want a way to make that bottle of wine you picked up to seem extra special? Create your own custom DIY wine label to go over the existing one to say thank you to your party hostess for inviting you.

    Read the tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

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    DIY Infused Vodka

    DIY Infused Vodka
    DIY Infused Vodka.

     You can easily create an assortment of infused vodka flavors in mason jars as an easy gift. When making DIY infused vodka, make sure to save yourself a jar to use at home later so you can pour yourself some cocktails with either your homemade pomegranate, green apple, raspberry, ginger or pear vodka. You will not regret giving this amazing DIY a go.

    Read the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.