Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgivingI’m so grateful for your readership! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

Many Blessings,

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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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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

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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.

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 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.

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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. 🙂

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A few simple steps and you’ll have a festive treat that’s great for Holiday gift-giving this year!

hannah

(C) 2012 Pocketful of Motherhoood

Holiday Fabric Wreath

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…

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I only needed a few items:

10″ Styrofoam Wreath

Holiday Fabric (1/4 yard of each fabric)

Scissors

Fabric Mod Podge

Foam Brush

then a little mod podge and cutting…

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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…

Finished WreathI 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.

Project Complete!!!

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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. 

hannah

(C) 2012 Pocketful of Motherhood