Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Homemade Honey Sugar Scrub

This past Mother's day I made gifts for my Mother and Grandmother. I crocheted them each a set of washcloths and paired them up with some homemade honey sugar scrub.
 My initial intention was to make them lemon basil sugar scrub, but on one of my outings, I came across some unfinished wooden beehives. I envisioned them on top of the jars I would be using and so honey sugar scrub it was.

Making your own sugar scrub is so easy. For this one, all you need is three ingredients, 3/4 cup olive oil, 3/4 cup honey, and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Mix it all together until well blended and spoon into jars. When you go to use it just mix it up again with a spoon and scoop out what you need. You can use this for your hands, feet, and elbows to help remove the dry skin.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Fairy Costume

 Well, the play has come and gone and here we are with one week left of school, whoo-hoo!! I finished Gianna's costume with time to spare and was very happy with the results.

The wings took a bit of patience due to the fact that the wire I used was a bit thick and hard to bend. I used four wire hangers and bent them to the shape I wanted and then covered them with white tights. I then painted them with acrylic paint and used glitter glue to add some sparkle.

I used hot glue to add ribbon to the outer edge of each wing and glued the flowers and willow to the center to hide my joint.

I found this site that has a great video for basic instructions, http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Fairy-Wings-HOW-TO-and-BONUS-Costume-Essential/ . From there, I got inspiration from other pictures and from the crown I made. It was a lot of fun to just let my creativity loose for a while.

Yes, Tia had to get in the shot too!