Wednesday, September 17, 2014

homemade gifts...

Hey y'all, how are you today? I'm doing good, my hand is finally better and today it isn't even sore to the touch! WOO-HOO! I can't wait to break out some goodies and play the second I get a chance! My house has suffered so dusting and general cleaning is first on the list of things to do...sigh

I do however have something fun and new to show you! I wanted to wait until closer to Christmas for this because I think homemade gifts are great and this is perfect for gift giving! However, with my hand not cooperating I haven't been getting crafty so it's time to break out my "back ups", lol!

What do you think about sugar scrubs? Easy to make and with pretty little jars, perfect for gift giving, right?
I found a recipe online for this one. Just sugar, olive oil, vanilla fragrance and a drop of food coloring:

In a mixing bowl add -
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
vanilla essential oil or cooking vanilla to reach desired aroma strength (I used Vanilla scent from the soap making section at a big box crafty store)
1 to 2 drops of food coloring to desired color

*Stir together thoroughly to incorporate all ingredients 
*divide into jars

Yup, that's it...easy!! I purchased these little jars at Michael's for $1 each and the little spoons are from little individual Blue Bunny ice-creams. The spoons already had a little hole from being attached to the underside of the lid on the little single serving was perfect! I punched out little tags then stamped them with some DeNami goodness ;). I used the polka dot back ground then in a darker ink color stamped the decorative flourish over the top of it. I then punched a couple of circles, layered them and stamped a sentiment from the everyday petit four set and attached it to the tag. I tied the little spoon onto it then tied it to my little jar. You can't get any easier than this and it's cute to boot! 

That's it for me today, I'll see ya back here on Friday!


  1. I love sugar scrubs and your are too cute Tina! Glad to hear that you hand is all better too. Hugs, Brenda

  2. Sorry about your hand, hope you heal up REAL SOON!! These are darling little gifts Tina! My DIL did this last year for her 1st grade students to give their moms for Mother's Day, it was a hit!

  3. Now I'm just going to have to eat more ice cream as I'm definitely going to be making these and will need the spoons. Hehehe