May 04

Craft Fairy Series – Make your own dip mixes – Wholesale

I went to a craft fair two weeks ago.  I had to pay to get in. $5.00.  They charge the vendors to set up, then they charge the customers to get. Oh well, I don’t like that but now that it is off my chest, I feel better. I wouldn’t have minded paying the $5.00 so much if when I entered, I had entered into the world of wonderful homemade & handmade delights. That wasn’t the case. I didn’t keep a tally sheet but my guess would be of the 100 vendors, 20 vendors were selling their homemade wares. Everyone else was selling products made elsewhere. It is hard to complete with products made in China or with products being mass marketed. I will not go  back next year since I’m a supporter of artists and small business. Yes the people selling the mass marketed items are small business owners but I felt cheated. This was a craft fair.

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Typical Craft Dip Mix Booth

Anyway, the method to my madness or the reason to my rambling is the dip mix vendors. There were 9 vendors selling dip mixes. All had big lines in front of them with customers dipping and tasting and buying. The first row I traveled down had 3 dip mix vendors.  Two were directly across from one another. (Personally I would have been a tad upset if I paid for a spot and they put me across from another identical vendor.) Didn’t seem to matter though as both booths had customers.

I went to booth #1 and tasted the ranch dip. Delicious.  I went to booth #2 and tasted the ranch dip. Delicious. Hmmm. Both delicious but what was funny was that they tasted the same amount of deliciousness. So I bought the pack from booth #2.  So as not to appear a creep, I sat down and wrote all the ingredients of the ranch dip in my phone. I then went back to booth #1 and looked at the ingredients in their ranch dip. Casually looking at my phone, I compared the ingredients.  They listed the same ingredients in the same order.  The little package labels had different names on them but the back of the label looked very similar.

Phone in hand I continued browsing the fair.  At the end of the row, another dip mix vendor. All those delicious dips sitting there for tasting. I went for the ranch again. Delicious. I said to the girl “This is delicious, do you make these yourself?”. She said she didn’t but her aunt makes them. I picked up the pack, pretended I got a text and again looked at the ingredients. Same ingredients, again listed in the same order.

Her aunt may make dip mixes like I make dip mixes but she isn’t selling them. These people are buying these dip mixes wholesale. It never occurred to me that the vendors selling dip mixes were buying the mixes. They simply were repackaging them. Maybe not everyone selling them is buying them wholesale but from my experiment, 8 of the 9 had the same back label as others at the craft fair. I tasted every vendor’s ranch dip and looked at all the packages. It didn’t appear they all used the same wholesale vendor as some were different from vendor #1, vendor #2 and vendor #3. Unfortunately only one didn’t match any other pack.  I should have bought her dip mix but I make my own and I had already bought one.

Dip Mix Business Idea

If you haven’t followed along, I’ve posted lots of dip mix recipes. You can find them here.  This post will link you to all dip mix posts.

There is nothing wrong with making money selling wholesale dip mixes.  Maybe that is the easier route.  To make dip mixes at home, it is easy and inexpensive.  Delicious and fresh too. You can’t beat them. Whenever I make a batch, I always quadruple the recipe. I have a stash on hand for myself or I give them away as gifts.

In the past two weeks I have done some research and found several wholesalers and I have contacted them about prices.  When I get all the information and pricing back, I’ll be posting my finding with contact info.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

 

Jan 29

Make Romantic Burlap Silverware Holders

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Romantic Burlap Silverware Holders are so easy and quick to make.  They make any place setting look romantic.  Gosh you could even use plastic silverware and these holders would make them look cute and sweet.  Wanna make your own?  If so, follow along.

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Look how crooked my burlap was.  It is easy, however to straighten it.  Simply take a fiber from the edge and pull completely out of the fabric.  You can see the lightened line.  Cut there.  Straight burlap. :)  That is your first step, straighten your burlap.

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Springs Creative Mustaches Printed Burlap

 


Springs Creative Damask Small Leaf Printed Burlap

You now have a straight edge and from that edge, measure in 4 inches and pull a fiber again to have another straight edge.  You need one 4″ x 16″ piece of burlap for each silverware holder. Be sure to cut off any salvages too.

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Take a 4″ x 16″ piece of burlap and fold in half.  I pressed mine to square it up since burlap can get wiggly on you.

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From your piece folded in half, fold down one side 2-1/2 ” and pin in place.

Romantic Burlap Silverware Holders @ wowilikethat.comUsing a very narrow zig zag stitch, stitch all raw edges. You must stitch the folded one edge first.  Unpin if necessary, stitch along the edge with the zip zag stitch.  Use the edge of your presser foot as a guide. Pin back in place.

Now stitch both sides and the top.  I start on the bottom of one side, stitch up and off the fabric.  Rotate the fabric, stitch along the top, starting at one edge and stitching off the fabric. Rotating the fabric again and stitching all the way down and off the fabric again.

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Pull all the fibers out up to the zig zag stitching.  This gives the silverware holder that nice country chic look.  Before to pull the fibers out on the piece you stitched down too.  They pull right out from under the stitching with a little tug.

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I followed these instructions for making the flowers.  I didn’t put felt behind them though.  I hot glued them down.  That is it. You are done.  These take only a couple minutes to make from start to finish.  Not only are they perfect for Valentine’s Day, they would be a perfect hostess gift or for selling at craft fairs.  I made these last week and just yesterday I saw some almost exactly the same in an Etsy ad.  They were selling for 4 for $18.00.  That isn’t bad for only a few minutes of your time.

Springs Creative Mustaches Printed Burlap

Springs Creative Scattered Dot Printed Burlap

Springs Creative Damask Small Leaf Printed Burlap

I made these with what I had on hand. It was snowy and oh so cold here and I wasn’t going anywhere.  Today I was looking for fabric for a quilt and was looking at Online Fabric Store and came across this burlap fabric. Oh my gosh. I almost gasped out loud. Are they not spectacular?  These would be so beautiful with the printed burlap. And this burlap is only $3.95 a yard.  Beautiful. (Click on the fabric swatch and it will take you to the site.)

As always, if you have any questions, just ask.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

Jan 16

Scrappy Happy Heart Key Chain

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These key chains are so darn cute they make me smile.  Quick, easy, and inexpensive to make. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or also great to make for selling at craft fairs.  The instructions take 10 times longer to write than it does to make one.

What you need to make: scraps of fabric,  Pellon Peltex, key rings, snips of ribbon and buttons.  Nothing needs to match. If it doesn’t match, it looks better.  You don’t need great sewing skills either. If it gets crooked, doesn’t matter as it only makes it look scrappier. Too cute.

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Gather up some scraps.  Any ole fabric will do for the top. I used mostly cottons. For the base, you need something a little more stable.  I used some wool fabric that someone gave me. The fabric was in good shape but wool makes me itch so I wasn’t going to use it for a suit but I didn’t want to waste.  Denim works well too as does scraps of decorator weight fabric.

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To make the heart, sandwich together two 3″ squares. Fold in half and cut out your heart shape.  You want them the same so cut out together.  Once cut, take one heart and cut around the edges to make slightly smaller than the other. You now have your two pattern pieces.

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Use the larger heart to trace the hearts on the Pellon Peltex (which is a very stiff interfacing that feels almost like card board but you can stitch right through it). Also, use the larger heart for your base fabric – mine was the suiting.  Two pieces of base fabric are needed for each heart and making is much easier if you trace and cut these two pieces together. One on top of each other, wrong sides together. Try as you might, small pieces are hard to cut perfectly and if you cut together you know your set matches perfectly. Use the small heart piece to trace the top heart.  Cut a piece of 3″ ribbon for each too.

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Lay your sets together as shown above. Take to the sewing machine. Remove the top piece.  With your base fabric, rights sides facing out and with the Pellon Peltex in the middle, place your folded ribbon as shown and stitch very close to the edge. If you think it will shift or if you are unsure of your sewing, place a pin in the center to keep it together. I did for the first one but after that, I didn’t pin.

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Center your scrappy heart on top and again stitch very close to the edge.Scrappy Happy Heart Keychain @ wowilikethat.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut a small square of a different fabric and place on the top of the heart opposite the ribbon.  Zig zag or stitch randomly in place.

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Sew a button at the top of the heart, same side as the ribbon.  I sewed mine using my sewing machine.  Some machines come with special feet to do this.  Mine has one but I simply remove my foot, drop my feed dogs, set my machine to zig zag and stitch down. Much quicker than hand sewing.

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That is it, all done!  One little note, I didn’t like that white Pellon Peltex showing on the sides therefore, I colored the white with a Sharpie. :)

These cost almost nothing to make.  My only cost was the Peltex which I get from Amazon.  You get a lot out from a small pack.  The rings I bought for something else at JoAnn Fabrics.  I don’t remember the cost but they are inexpensive.

I have sold these for $5 and $6.  They sold quickly.  They are cheap and cute.  If you plan your time and do the tracing and cutting while you watch TV, you can easily make 50 in an afternoon.

Any questions, just ask.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

Jan 07

Now that is a Mug Rug

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Now this is a mug rug.  Something cute and sweet to sit your cup of deliciousness. These little mug rugs use snippets of fabric and are a breeze to make.  This is a great beginning sewing or quilting project since anything goes and you really can’t go wrong. There are also great to make as a gift.  Pair one with a new coffee mug and some flavored creamer for a little hostess gift.  Or pair several with a little sign (Tutorial coming soon so sign up for email notification so you don’t miss.) and they make an adorable housewarming gift for next to no money.  I have also made this for a craft show and they were good sellers.  I paired 4 with a sign and sold them for $25.00.  I had no cost involved since I used scraps and old fabric and my time per mug is about 5 minutes once my fabric is cut.

So here is how you can make your own.

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Pick some scraps.  I started with some fabric I had left over from this quilt.  The black fabric I bought last week at the thrift store.  I got 12 yards for $.99.  Yea! Once I started making my squares, I wanted even more random looks so I picked and found some snippets here and there and added them too.  There are no rules. Just sew a snippet here or there and then cut out your squares.

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I am fortunate enough to have the Go Baby.  I got the Go Baby because when I wanted to quilt but my cutting skills weren’t the best. I am however getting better at it. Cut four 2-1/2 inch squares for each mug rug.

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I cut enough squares to make six mug rugs. Lay all your squares out little puzzle pieces and match together sets that you like.  Make a stack of your squares. Two top pieces, two bottom pieces, two top pieces, two bottom pieces, etc. Take them to your sewing machine.

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When I start sewing small thin pieces of fabric, without fail my machine will try and eat the first piece.  To prevent this, start sewing on a scrap piece of paper. The paper rips right off when done.

Place your two top pieces right sides together and stitch a quarter-inch seam. When you get close to the end, place your two bottom pieces, right sides together up to the edge and keep stitching.  This will chain all your pieces together and stop the machine from eating your fabric.  It also makes it quicker by not stopping your stitching flow.  No need to back-stitch.  When done, snip the connecting threads and you have sets of two squares. Press seams flat, then press all seams open.

If your pieces got mixed up, lay them all back out and make your sets of mug rugs.  Place 2 sewn top pieces to 2 sewn bottom pieces right sides together.  Make another stack and go back to your sewing machine.  Same process. If needed, use paper to start and continue stitching and chaining your pieces together.  Match your center seam when placing them together.  I didn’t pin  but you could or when your iron is hot, place a small drop of white school glue on the seam and press, it will hold the fabric enough so you don’t need to pin. It washes right out too.  When done stitching, snip connecting threads and you have 4 pieces sewn together for a 4-1/2 square.  Press all seams flat  then press all seams open.

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For every mug rug you need one 4-1/2 piece of backing fabric and one 4-1/2 piece of batting.  If you don’t have  batting, a piece of flannel works too.  If you have the GO Baby with the square dies, the 4-1/2″ die is included.

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Place pieces together. Batting, backing fabric-right side up, pieced square -wrong side up.  See above.  It is a bit hard to tell on the backing but you want the fabric right sides together and the backing behind.

To make the cup, make a pattern from a piece of 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ paper.  Fold square in half and trim the corners on one side only.  See example above.  This is now the pattern.  Put pattern on top of your stack of fabric (batting, backing right side up, stitched square right side down) and trace the corners and cut on your marking line.

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Cut a 4-1/2 inch piece of 1″ wide ribbon for each cup handle.

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Remove the pieced top piece. (They are place altogether and cut so that the pieces match up when sewing).  With batting on the bottom and backing face up, measure 3/4″ from top of cup – one side only.  Place the top of the ribbon against this marked line.  Stitch using narrower than the regular 1/4″ seam.  Making sure the same side of the ribbon is facing up, give some space for the handle and stitch the other side down.

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Pin the pieced side on top of the backing and batting.  This needs pinned down as the ribbon makes it too hard to stay in place otherwise.  I prefer to leave the top open, but you can always leave a 3″ opening on the side opposite of the handle for turning.

Stitch using a 1/4″ seam. Be sure to leave either the top open or a space for turning.  Clip the curves.  Turn & Press.

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That is it.  When giving the final press, turn under the opening and press too.  You can either top stitch to close or do like I and do a quick little hand stitch.

5 minutes.  Super duper cute gift.

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Any questions, ask.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

 

Dec 26

Thrifty Thursday – Make money to start your craft business

I read a lot of blogs and I look at all the beautiful pictures of the beautiful homes and wonder where in the world do these people get all their money.  (And I wonder…where is the clutter and dirt and animals?  Where are the kids & the dirty socks? The wonder list never stops.) Anyway, not everyone has lots of money.  You are very talented and make beautiful things and you would like to start making money on your craft yet you simply don’t have enough money in your monthly budget to buy the supplies you need.  I know what that is like, I’ve been there.  This post isn’t craft or sewing oriented however it isn’t random.  I wanted to share some of the ways I made a little extra money here and there which I saved to buy supplies.  You won’t make enough money on any of these or even all together to live on but if you make an effort and try them you will find you have some extra supply money.  Make yourself a money jar and put in every penny you make and don’t tell anyone.  This is your money to start your craft business, blog or whatever dream you have.

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I am the queen of frugal and would like to help you realize your dreams and help you find doable ways of reaching them, and with little or no money or to at least do it as inexpensively as possible.  A tip I can offer is  have an email address designated just for sign ups.  I do this so my regular inbox doesn’t get jammed with things I don’t necessarily want to read.  Here are some good sites to start with for getting some extra cash in your pocket. Remember money saved is money earned so money you saved should go in your jar too.

Have fun.

 Bing Rewards.  Do you use Bing?  I do.  It is my preferred search engine.  I work full-time and I use Microsoft Office all day long. (I only had to work 1/2 a day today – hip hip hooray:))  I do lots of graphic work and while looking for images, Microsoft directs me to Bing to search.  It is just easier for me to use it.  I also seem to have an easier time finding what I want on Bing.  Anyway, Bing has a Reward Program.  You get rewarded for using Bing to search. The points add up quickly and monthly you can cash in for discounts at restaurants, Amazon and a ton more.  Go here to register.  Do a quick search and look at your stats.  It is an effortless way to get free things and/or money off things.  Yeah for free!!!!

 Cash Crate.  I have done this but haven’t done recently because of my limited time these days.  However, when I had more free time I would do the surveys and I did make money. Not tons of money but $20 here and there does help.  If you have some extra time and want to make some easy money, try it here.   Once you sign up, come back and read this article on Wiki How.  They explain in detail how to make sure you getting all the money you are working for.

Ebates. I’m not a big mall shopper. I do 99% of all my shopping online other than grocery shopping.  I didn’t get my check yet this year from Ebates for my holiday shopping but last year my check was over $90.00.  That is a lot.  If you are big online shopper, you have to register.  Any store special is available with Ebates too.  You get the sale price plus the refund.  It is a win win kind of deal.  For example, if Footlocker is having a sale, you log in to your Ebates account and click the Footlocker link.  Ebates lists the % back you will receive.  Make your purchase on the Footlocker site, and it is tracked back to Ebates who refunds the % agreed back to you. No effort just money.  Go here to register for your Ebates and start making money on what you are already buying.

Quick Rewards Network. Quick Rewards Network has been around for years and years.  Again, you do this or that on their site and you get paid and you get paid quickly.  This is a legit company with constantly changing offers.  You may get paid to read emails they send you (again, this is why you have a special email account for these), or you take a survey.  They have a long list of opportunities that are easy to complete.  Go here and register.  It is free and remember to save the money and we will work together to get your business going and growing.

See you next time.

Debbie

Dec 14

Make your own craft fair dip mixes for gifts or sale. Part 7

Hi All,

This is part 7 of my dip mix recipes.  Besides being great sellers at craft fairs, dip mixes make wonderful hostess gifts.  I make a batch to take with me and bring some dip mixes as a gift.  I have tags that I have created and will be posting those soon for you to print and give with the mixes so be sure and check back soon.

I also have a few more recipes that I will be posting.  If you have one that you know is tried and true and you would like to share, please email it to me and I’ll post it along with all the recipes.

If you missed the other dip mix recipes, you can find them here: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, & #6.

 

Sesame Cheese Dip

2 T. Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp pepper

4 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

1 tsp celery salt

1/4 tsp. garlic power

If you need to toast your own sesame seeds, you can do so by microwaving the seeds for about 20 to 30 seconds.

Combine all the above ingredients and mix till well blended.  Place in a zip lock baggie and seal.

To serve: Combine the dip mix with 2 cups sour cream.  Stir till well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hours before serving.  Serve with chips, crackers or veggies.

 

Bacon & Chili Cheese Dip

1 T plus 3/4 tsp. minced onion

2-1/2 tsp. bacon bits (imitation works well too)

1-1/4 tsp. garlic powder

2-1/2 tsp. Cheddar cheese powder

1-1/4 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

Mix the above ingredients and stir till well blended.  Place in a ziplock baggie and seal.

To serve: Combine the dip mix with 2 cups sour cream.  Stir till well blended.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.  Serve with veggies, chips or crackers.

 

Spicy Mexican Dip Mix

1 T. minced onion

1 T. chili powder

1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1-1/2 tsp. dried cilantro

1-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1-1/2 dried parsley

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

Mix the above ingredients and stir till well blended.  Place in ziplock baggie and seal.

To serve: Mix dip mix with 1-1/2 cups sour cream.  Stir till well blended. Refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours before serving.  Serve with veggies, chips or crackers.

 

Veggie Dip Mix

1 T. dried chives

1 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 tsp. dried dill weed

1/2 tsp. paprika

Mix the above ingredients and stir well to blend.  Place in a ziplock baggie and seal.

To serve:  Combine the dip mix with 1 T. lemon juice and 2 cups sour cream.  Stir till well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.  Serve with crackers, chips or veggies.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

Oct 25

Craft Fairy Series – Naming your craft business – Part 2

I have already posted about how I picked the name of my site which is also the name of my craft business.  My name doesn’t follow all the rules you read on how to pick a name.  It is hard to settle on a name because it isn’t something you can easily change once you pick it.  I read constantly on starting and growing a business and  2 basic rules remain constant:

1. Keep it simple and easy to remember. Don’t mix up the spelling to make it cute.  That would be ok for a craft booth but if you ever want a blog or website, you will lose people who aren’t good at bookmarking or going back to find their pins.  They simply won’t remember the name or how to spell it.

2. If you have lots of interests and skills don’t limit yourself by picking a narrow name.  For example, you make wild crazy fun wallets and you decide to name your business “Wanda’s Wild Wallets”.  Easy to remember but what happens if 6 months down the road you decide you like making  wild & crazy tote bags? Who would think of looking for  totes at “Wanda’s Wild Wallets”?  “Where The Wild Things Are” would be a better choice. Still easy to remember but now you can sell all the wild and crazy things your creative little mind can think up.

If you only like making things for children, including Kids, Tikes, Tots, Little Ones etc., in your name is great. Those names give you lots of room to grow.  Same as with cooking or baking.  If you really are only going to make cupcakes by all means use the word cupcakes in your name but if you also like making cookies and cakes, use something along the line of Delectable, Yummy, Tasty etc. in the name.

You decide you are going to call your craft business “Where the Wild Things Are” and you know you want to blog too so your business can grow and your customers can find you.  You do a quick domain search and you find that WhereTheWildThingsAre is already taken. Ohhhh nooooo. Don’t worry, this is ok. This little hurdle won’t stop you.  You make handmade wild things. Right?  Now if you do a domain search for WhereTheWildThingsAreHandmade.com you find that it is available. Hip hip hooray.  Even if you have no idea how to build a blog, buy the domain.  You don’t have to do anything with it at the moment and you can buy a domain for a year for 99 cents so buy it before someone else does.

See how easy that was.  I’m good at thinking up names and if you need help, just ask and I will be happy to offer some suggestions.

Check back soon as I have a notebook full of craft names I like.  I don’t know if any or all of them have available domains, I simply like looking at names and I write them down so be sure to check back for some inspiration.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

Aug 03

Make your own dip mixes – Part 6

Hi everyone. Be sure to eat your veggies, with dip of course!!!

I’m back to the Craft Fairy Series offering ideas for making crafts your business.  Every time I am shopping at a craft fair or show there is someone there (usually more than one vendor) selling dip mixes.  Why?  Because they are easy to make.  Inexpensive to make and are big sellers.  I recently paid $10 for 3 little packets of dip mix that cost pennies to make.  I wanted to see if they were better than mine.  They weren’t.  Quite the opposite, I think my recipes were better.

If you need a quick, easy and sure fire seller at your next craft fair, mix up some of these dip mixes.  You can see all my previous recipes here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.  Dip mixes also make great gifts.  Or you can just make them and eat them all yourself.  Don’t yell at me if you gain weight though. :)

Dill Dip Mix

  • 2-1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 2-1/2 tsp minced onion
  • 1-1/2 tsp Spice Islands Beau Monde Seasonings (My larger local grocery store carries this but if yours does not, you can get it on Amazon – there is a link at the bottom on this page.)
  • 2-1/2 tsp dried parsley

Mix above ingredients and stir  till well blended.  Place in zip lock baggie and seal.

To serve – Mix dip mix with 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing and 1 cup sour cream.  Stir till well blended.  Cover at refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.  Serve with veggies or crackers.

Woman chopping vegetables for a salad

Curry Dip Mix

  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 2 tsp minced onion
  • 2 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp curry
  • 1/8 tsp tumeric
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients and stir till well blended.  Place in zip lock baggie and seal.

To serve: Mix dip mix with 2 cups sour cream.  Still till well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.  Serve with veggies, chips or crackers.

Bacon & Chili Cheese Dip Mix

  • 1 T plus 3/4 tsp minced onion
  • 2-1/2 tsp bacon bits (You can use real or imitation.  I usually use the imitation because I often make these weeks before I use them and I am fearful that the real bacon won’t stay fresh)
  • 1-1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-1/2 tsp Cheddar cheese powder (Again, I can get this at my larger local grocery store but if yours does not carry it, you can get it from Amazon (There is a link at the bottom of this page.)
  • 1-1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients and stir well.  Place in zip lock baggie and seal.

To serve:  Mix dip mix with 2 cups sour cream.  Stir till well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.  Serve with chips, crackers or veggies.

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Debbie

Jul 07

Make your own dip mixes – Part 5

Here are more dip mixes.  Again, these are great sellers at craft fairs, church bazaars and even flea markets.  Cheap to make, easy to put together and delicious to eat.  You can see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of my dip mix collections.

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Herb Veggie Dip Mix

  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 1 T dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 tsp. tarragon
  • 1-1/2 tsp. onion (minced)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder

Mix above ingredients and stir until well blended.  Place in ziplock baggie and seal.

To serve-combine dip ix with 2 cups sour cream & 2 tsp. lemon juice (in the bottle kind is ok).  Stir until well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.  Serve with crackers or fresh veggies.

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Italian Dip Mix

  • 2-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2-1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2-1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 4 T Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. celery seeds
  • 2-1/2 tsp. sesame seeds

Combine above ingredients well.  Place in ziplock baggie and seal.

To serve-Combine dip mix with 2 cups sour cream.  Stir until well blended.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.  Serve with crackers, chips or veggies.

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Bacon Dip Mix

  • 4 T bacon bits (imitation ones work too)
  • 2 tsp. beef bouillon granules
  • 2 T minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp. minced garlic

Combine ingredients and mix well.  Place in ziplock baggie and seal.

To serve-Combine dip mix with 2 cups sour cream.  Stir until well blended and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.  Serve with veggies, chips or crackers.  

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See you next time.

Debbie