My mommy-hands can definitely use a little pampering from time to time, especially in the upcoming cold winter months. I’ve found that sugar scrubs are a great way to fight off unwanted dryness and the best part is that they are so simple to make! In light of the Holidays, I found a great recipe for a Candy Cane Sugar Scrub here that smells great and will leave your hands feeling wonderfully soft. It makes a great gift too!!!
To make the scrub you need:
2 Cups of Granulated Sugar
1/3 Cup of Light Olive Oil
1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil (melted)
1/2 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract
Red Food Coloring
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl expect for the food coloring. You can adjust the ingredients a little until you get consistency you’re looking for.
Take about half of the mixture and place it in another bowl so you can make some red sugar. Add the red food coloring a drop at a time until you reach the desired color.
The last step is to package the scrub. I used a 16 oz. mason jar and I had a little left over to use on my hands. 🙂
A few simple steps and you’ll have a festive treat that’s great for Holiday gift-giving this year!
(C) 2012 Pocketful of Motherhoood
I was inspired to make my own wreath this year after seeing one made of fabric on etsy. What a creative idea! It cost me about $7.00 and a few hours of my time to make this wreath.
first the supplies…
I only needed a few items:
10″ Styrofoam Wreath
Holiday Fabric (1/4 yard of each fabric)
Fabric Mod Podge
then a little mod podge and cutting…
First I used a foam brush to cover the back of the fabric with a thin layer of Mod Podge. This will prevent the fabric from fraying at the edges and will also make it a little stiffer so the fabric will hold up better on the wreath. Once dry, I cut the fabric into strips. I made my strips about 13″ long x 1″ wide.
finally a little tying…
I tied a ribbon in the middle of the Styrofoam wreath for hanging purposes and then I started tying on the fabric. I used a criss-cross type pattern so the the fabric would fill-out the wreath evenly. I used about 70 fabric strips total.
The final result: A festive wreath that is sure to brighten up any home this Holiday Season!!!
Note: Since this wreath is made of fabric it may not do well in an area that is exposed to harsh weather conditions. If you have a covered patio that is mostly protected from the snow then it will probably do fine. Otherwise, it makes a great indoor decoration.
(C) 2012 Pocketful of Motherhood