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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Sugar Scrubs! In fancy jars! Super simple recipe and lots of photos. on: December 17, 2009 04:48:11 PM
OH! And also, on a side note, the scrubs are now coming with washcloth boo-boo bunnies! I will take a picture when possible.
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Sugar Scrubs! In fancy jars! Super simple recipe and lots of photos. on: December 17, 2009 04:47:23 PM
I've never used body spray in something like that, but I wouldn't worry about it! Maybe advise the recipients of those particular scrubs to keep them in the fridge when they're not using them. They'll probably get used up so quickly it won't even be an issue!

Unfortunately my fave supplier for cute spatulas has disappeared. Here are a few things, you might not have time to order any before Christmas but that would give you an idea. http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/ProductSearch.aspx

Maybe you could do wooden sticks like popsicle sticks or those mini type ones you get with those little single size sherbert containers? Do you know what I'm talking about lol? Grin

OOH! Brain storm, how about the little plastic spoons you get when you sample gelato? Do you have a gelato parlor around? Go in and sample a bunch, they give you one for every sample, I always take them home for my nephews. they look like cute little shovels.


Haha, I used to work at a gelato place, and I would take home the little spoons all the time. But that was years ago, and there's only one left. 
I will definitely look for spoons though!
But the fridge idea is a good plan, it would probably feel nice too, if the scrub was nice and cool!
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Sugar Scrubs! In fancy jars! Super simple recipe and lots of photos. on: December 17, 2009 07:03:54 AM
Looks good! You can also include little spatulas so that they can be mixed to re-combine the oil and sugar when it separates.

I would just be careful with the body mist...is it just alcohol based or is there water in it? Water can lead to bacterial growth, but it probably has its own preservative so then it would take care of itself lol! Ok, ignore my random babbling!

I love the spatula idea! Any idea where I could get those?
And gah! Thank you for mentioning that because I didn't even think about the body mist! The first two ingredients are Water and Alcohol. Do you think it would be ok?



Could you just get a wee bit more sugar so you can pack the bigger jars full? If it's for a gift that might just finish it off.


Oh, and cool avatar. I now have Linkin Park in my head.

I think I might do this, if possible. This project, though inexpensive, has made me just about broke. 

And lol, thank you. I think it's pretty silly.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Mutts on: December 16, 2009 11:29:13 PM
I love it! Mutts is great.  Cheesy
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Sugar Scrubs! In fancy jars! Super simple recipe and lots of photos. on: December 16, 2009 11:17:34 PM
So I decided to make some sugar scrubs for Christmas presents! It was my first time making anything bath and body related, so I decided to go with something super easy.
I followed a recipe I found somewhere online, it called for:

4 cups of sugar
along with
1 cup of vegetable oil.

I thought it might even be a little too oily, but that's helped to make my hands feel softer after washing with it.
I also added soap coloring and some scents.

ALSO, I really, really hate when people post blurry photos, but I've been having a lot of camera trouble lately. So I would like to apologize, this is the best I could do. D:



All of the containers together. They're all either mint, mango or... mystery juicy couture scent. They all have a little handwritten tag with simple directions on it, attached  with embroidery floss.
 (I don't like how the bigger containers are only half filled. D: I wish I would have bought more supplies! I only used one small bag of sugar).




These are the tops of the smaller canning jars. I found them in Target, but there was only one set of four. Sad




Here's the tops of the other containers. They were just Target brand tupperware, with screw on lids.
I would have rather used more jars, but the only other kind they had were huuuge.





This one is for my best friend, it's my favorite!




Here's the inside of a mint!




And the inside of a mango!




And the mystery scent!




This is what I used for the scent.
The Juicy smelling one is a sample that my friend got, and passed on to me.
The mango one is a small body spray that I got in the travel-sized stuff at Target, it was only a dollar.
The mint is Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap. I think I'm going to have a problem with that, it looks like it may make the sugar kinda weird, but I'm not sure yet.

I just poured tiny bits in until it smelled "right".


Online it said they would last up to three months, and I'm hoping this is true! I hope the oil doesn't all sink to the bottom either.

Well, I'm proud of it as a first try! Cheesy
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy it!!!
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: I made yarn falls...kind...of? on: December 16, 2009 01:03:31 PM
I have a scarf made out of that same yarn!!! Cheesy
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How did you get started? on: November 23, 2009 05:35:58 PM
I'm not sure what was my very first time knitting but the first project I remember completing happened in a Michael's store. There was a woman doing a demo and I sat next to her with some needles and horrible feeling bright yellow yarn. And I made a super long scarf. It's horrendous and lumpy, but it's my first project. Smiley

I went on to make a lot more scarves, for myself and gifts. I was too scared to try anything else, even purling.
But now, I started knitting AND purling!
And I just finished my first hat! It's gigantic, but it's cool to be able to create like that!
8  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Re: Anyone in Cheltenham?? on: November 22, 2009 08:55:05 PM
I go to school in Glenside and would love to join a group!
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: OH DEER. Antlers?!?!? on: November 07, 2009 04:07:23 PM
OP is back!!! I'm so surprised everyone ended up being deer, it makes me so happy!!! Cheesy
I ended up getting gross-sick and not having time to get aaaanything done.
So 2 days before Halloween I ended up making some antlers out of Model Magic, since it was what I had lying around. I made ears, and a tail too!
I hot glued the ears and antlers to an old headband. I liked the way it turned out, because I ended up putting in a lot less effort then I wanted to.
Cheesy

My boyfriend was Speed Racer!
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: OH DEER. Antlers?!?!? on: September 25, 2009 09:30:41 PM
i think, if you put holes in a plastic head band, and make the antlers with a wire sticking out the bottom, insert, curl wire as shown and reinforce with tape it should work!
This is great! Thank you! Cheesy
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