January 7, 2011

christmas crafts round 4

what do you get for sweet grandmothers who spend too much time spoiling all the rest of us?
how about something to pamper themselves

first up - lavender rice pads that you can warm up for a few minutes in the microwave and it's aaaamazing. emily made one for me and i often go to sleep with it - james has to pry it from me after i've fallen asleep :)

who wouldn't love some lemon hand scrub and peppermint bath soak?

lemon hand scrub:
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice

bath salts:
2 cups epson salt
1 cup sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 ounce or 20 drops essential oils

pour into mini mason jars

and add simple tags with fabric scraps and paper

i saw this cute spoon project from i heart nap time and they were really simple to make with some cheap spoons from walmart, needlenose pliers, beading wire, and beads because you definitely need a fancy spoon to dip out your hand scrub

some fancy, over-the-top slippers top everything off. i saw this idea on ruffles and stuff

cut pedals of different shapes and sizes in 3 types of fabric

layered them largest to smallest

put a few stitches in the middle

added some fancy-shmancy pearls

and stitch them onto some wal-mart granny slippers

ooooh yea, these are fancy

put it all together and you've got a little box of pampering


Katie said...

Such cute ideas. I love your blog and added you to my list!

Tracy said...

I'm loving your blog! Great projects, and you definitely have a talent with creating! :) Enjoy the upcoming snowy weekend!

The Gardners said...

I 'borrowed' grandmother hand scrub and it was wonderful! Thanks for posting the recipe!


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