DIY – Homemade Bath Salts

I’ve had these vintage pill bottles around in my craft room for ages and decided to finally do something with them.  Originally I thought to make a sugar scrub but it would be hard to get the sugar scrub out of the small opening so I changed the plan to bath salts.

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You need:

Coarse Sea Salt – I found this on the seasoning aisle
Epsom Salt – I found this in the health and beauty aisle
Essential Oil – I used lavender
Food Coloring – you probably have some in your cupboard right now
Glass containers of your choice – I found mine at a garage sale
Embellishments to decorate

I measured out how much sea salt I had, because it was a smaller container and then added that much epsom salt.

Food coloring and you are just using this to give the mixture some color.  The amount and color you use is your personal preference.  I was going for a “pinkish” color so I added red.  When I first added it, it kind of clumped up so I had to really mix it well to coat all the mixture.

Add some essential oil to the mixture.  This step is optional but I chose lavender as it is soothing and calming.  How much you add is up to you, based on how strong you want the scent.  I then mixed it really well again to make sure it coated all the salt mixture.

I happened to have some bottles that I purchased at a garage sale but you could use any container that you like.  The bottles I used had a small mouth and I really should have used a funnel to fill the containers but I made it work.

All that is left is to embellish.  I had some stickers that I attached to the front of the bottle and then just added a ribbon to it.  Very simple and easy and they make nice little gifts!

hugs -lisa

 

 

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DIY – Makeup Brush Cleaning Board

I want to show you how I made a super quick and easy DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner Board. You just need a few things:

* I also created a template to guide me as I glued onto the clipboard

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I know that I need to be better at regularly cleaning my brushes but for me it was always so messy and time consuming because I didn’t have a tool to help me.  I saw a DIY on Facebook one day and then I watched several videos on YouTube and thought, “I can make that!”  So I did!

I glued dots, squiggly lines, spirals and zig zag lines onto the clipboard.  I let it thoroughly dry and then cleaned my brushes using baby wash.  It worked really well and it was easy to use.  A lot less mess than me doing it by hand.

Here’s my video showing you how I did it!

 

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Snowman DIY Glass Jar Christmas Craft

All you need is a glass jar, some fleece and a sheet of sticky back felt sheet in black.

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Some of these measurements will depend on the size jar that you use because you will want it to be proportionate.

I cut the fleece into strips and cut the black felt into small button sized circles.  I actually used a button as my pattern for the circles.  I had originally hot glued buttons on the glass jar but they didn’t stay on.  Not sure why but I didn’t have time to figure that out so I moved to Plan B which was the sticky back felt sheet.

You can click HERE to see my Pinterest board and the inspiration piece that got this project going.

Here is my end result and I think it turned out pretty good.

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If you try it be sure and leave a comment below so that I can check it out!

(((hugs))) ~lisa

Oh, the places we’ll go….

Is of course is a play on the title of the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the places you’ll go…”. 

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I purchased the map a long time ago on clearance from Hobby Lobby and my plan has always been to add the quote, “Oh, the places we’ll go…” as a play on the Dr. Seuss book title.  I switched it up because the map is a visual of all the places that M and I have traveled.  A friend that has a machine that can make the vinyl letters created the quote and this weekend M put it up for me! 

I think it turned out so well!  Now to plan some more trips so we can add more pins to our map!

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

Candy snowman

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Today I took some little mini Hershey’s chocolate bars, white paper, kids gloves and a black and an orange marker and made little snowmen.

I made a template and cut out a bunch of pieces of paper.  I added the eyes and mouth with a black marker and the nose with an orange marker.  I wrapped it around the candy and taped it shut.  To make the hat I cut fingers off of a kids stretch gloves and rolled it up just a bit and then stretched it over the top of the candy. 

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I think they turned out cute. 

What crafting have you done lately?

Stay awesome y’all!  ~lisa

Love what you do…

…and do what you love!  I love to create things so I tried to recreate something I saw in a store not too long ago. 

Here’s my inspiration piece.

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I sketched out the design.

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Took some Martha Stewart metallic gold paint.

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Painted the heart and…..

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Added the word love, the outline and the dots.

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I was pleased with how it turned out!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

Toilet Paper Roll “Rose” Wreath

When I was searching for crafts using empty toilet paper rolls…wait….what?  You don’t do that to?  Find random items and try to figure out a craft with them?  😉 

Well that is exactly what I do and I came across the Proverbs 31 Life blog and fell in love with her Toilet Paper Roll Wreath

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Target had a similar wreath for sale that is a good inspiration piece as well.

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I just knew I had to try it. 

I gathered my supply of empty toilet paper rolls, a wreath form and grabbed my glue gun and baby I was ready to go.  {note – I purchased the 10” white wreath from Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off mobile coupon to get it for $2.59}

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I pretty much followed the tutorial on the Proverbs 31 Life and cut my toilet paper rolls into thirds.  I did not measure them, just eyeballed it and hoped for the best.

I also tried to count the number that was used in my inspiration piece and figured out it would be a lot.  Yes I know, I am great at math.

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Next you have to cut each piece into a spiral.  It’s not as easy as it sounds and I found using the smallest pair of scissors that I had, helped. 

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I was now ready to begin hot gluing the spirals onto the wreath.

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Here’s how it looks with the spirals on it.  I’m leaving a space empty to be able to hang a ribbon. 

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Now it’s ready to paint.  I wasn’t concerned about the different color rolls as I figured worse case scenario, the variations in color would just add some dimension and depth.

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In this close-up you’ll notice the strands of glue.  I tried to clean it up as best as I could but If I were to do it over, I’d be a little more careful when gluing.

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And now….the finished piece!

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I was originally going to hang this in the window of my office but decided to add it to my wall instead.  I love how it turned out!

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa