Monday, July 5, 2010

Hand Scrub


I came across a blog back in May that was featuring gifts for teachers and I found this particular...easy gift! So I memorized what I needed and tucked it away for a rainy day!! It is a sugar scrub mix that can be used on your hands or feet....and it smells divine!!

Being on a budget sucks...I mean stinks, so when birthdays and such come along we are always looking for a way to give our loved ones a gift but on a budget...doesn't that word leave a nasty taste in your mouth? So I decided to use this sweet little project for our mothers and grandmothers for Mother's Day. I didn't take pics of those, but I did take pics when I made them again for Finley's teachers and preschool director the last day of school. It is such a fun project to do and the kiddos can easily help. You need sugar, whatever dish soap fragrance you like, and mason jars {and if you want to decorate them...material, hot glue and gun, string, ribbon and tags}. The original post I saw (but can't remember the name of) said you could buy very inexpensive SMALL jars at Walmart...but I already had some antique mason jars on hand.

Instructions: pour sugar 3/4 of the way up the jar, then add soap the rest of the way. Stir with a butter knife (this worked best for me...a spoon didn't mix it very well). Easy peasy cheesy!!

I decorated each with different material I already had. I laid the lids over the material and glued away!



The actual mason jar lids were great at keeping the material on...but I had one jar that was not a mason jar...so no lid to keep it secure! So I wrapped it with black ribbon...and it worked great!! I wrapped the others in black ribbon as well to make them uniform.



Below are the tags and embellishments i used. I had all this on hand because I LOVE LOVE LOVE to scrapbook...wish I had more time to do it though.


Anywhoo....fill out the cards and tie them on with string! Voila!!




I hope that everyone we've given them to and everyone we WILL give them to will enjoy them!!

12 comments:

  1. So simple! I can't bring myself to buy scrubs any more. I have 2 scrubs posted on my website, a lip scrub (inspired my Lush) and a full face & body scrub. Check them out if you're interested! :) envirocraftiness.blogspot.com

    ~JILL

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  2. Awesome idea - I love this and will be sure to use it....maybe as a "welcome gift" for my children's teachers this fall!

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  3. Crazy easy - I love that! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  4. I can't wait to try your scrub ideas! Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles!

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  5. Such a great idea! Affordable and luscious -- what could be better!

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  6. Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #14!! ~Bridgette

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  7. Most excellent! I will be gifting these scrubs to all the family's ladies for sure! And budget doesn't sound too bad. Call yourself a Budget Queen and it sounds classy! lol! We all have to be smart savers these days.

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  8. Very clever! From one budget bound friend to another, this is great! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. Oh how great! I've seen different ideas for scrubs, but I haven't seen this one yet! Thank you for sharing! I'll have to remember this.

    Thanks for stopping by for Friday Favorites!

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  10. I came back to let you know that I'm featuring you this week! Come by and pick up my "featured" button if you like!

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  11. i really like scrubs. I have played around with a few recipes, but I will def try yours next time. Thanks for sharing and linking up with 6 inches of ribbon

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