I am going to go a little Throwback Thursday on you today for my first non-card post! I made this sugar scrub for all the amazing mothers in my life for Mother’s day.
For the sugar scrub I combined regular white sugar and coconut oil in a 4:1 ratio. At first it did not seem like it was combining but I continued to mash it down with the back of a spoon and it combined nicely. I also added a bit of lemon zest, and a couple drops of lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint, and sweet orange essential oils. It smelled amazing and makes my skin so soft. My mom even suggested that it smelled so good she wanted to eat it. 🙂
I found the Rajtan spice jars at Ikea and knew they would be perfect! I also used some of the paper I got at Paper Source, which I cut out with my heart punch and mod podged it onto the front of the jar. I then added Pick Your Plum twine and a bobby pin with resin flower (also pyp).
I hope you enjoyed my post of today. Do you give homemade gifts to people? I think it more meaningful and personalized.
Now that all my Mother’s Day cards have been given out, I can post them on my blog. My fiance and I had a very nice time celebrating Mother’s Day with my family at my aunt’s house in Newport Beach. We haven’t been up there in a while, and it was really great to see my family.
For each of these cards I used the Mother’s Day stamp set from Lawn Fawn for the sentiment and the cute bright flowers. All the washi tape and baker’s twine was from Pick Your Plum. Most of the embellishments I already had in my stash, so I just picked out the ones that were perfect for each card.
This is the Mother’s Day card I made for my mom. I absolutely love the the mint green sparrow that I got from an amazing local craft store (Paper Tales).
This card was made for my future Mother-in-Law. She leaves up north so we weren’t able to be with her this year. I used my Anna Griffin “Poppy” embossing folder for the background and added a paper flower from Pick Your Plum.
This card was for my dad’s mom. I wanted to do something very silly and fun, so I used Lawn Fawn’s Critters Ever After, which I am totally in love with – I wish I could use it on everything. I added a bit of glitter to each of the critters to give them a magical feel. I had an exceptionally fun time with this one.
Finally, this card was for my mom’s mom (my Ita). I used the Cricut Ribbons & Rosettes Cartridge, which she gave me for my birthday. It thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show her the beautiful stuff I could make with the cartridge.