This DIY challenge has been the most difficult thus far. Originally I thought the tablescape was going to be the hardest since it was completely unfamiliar territory, but enter Dare to DIY gift challenge. I should clarify the execution was easy, but deciding on what to make was the real challenge for me. I was all over the place with ideas but refused to pull the trigger on anything. (Dare I say too much pinterest?) Nick told me to figure out who I was going to DIY for then decide on the gift. (Sidenote: Nick’s love language is gifts, so of course he would solve my DIY gift problem.)
I made Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub for Ramona’s teachers. This is a simple DIY that easily replaces the generic Bath and Body Works gifts for a fraction of the cost. Plus you have most, if not all, of these supplies on hand. Recipe originally found here.
- 2 cups of Brown Sugar
- 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
- 1 cup of Sunflower Oil
- 2 – 4 oz canning jars (similar)
Mix the brown sugar and the granulated sugar together. Then add your vanilla and sunflower oil. Before you add any additional oil, pat down your sugar mixture. You’ll be surprised how much oil is hiding in there.
I wanted to make the packaging a little fancy, so I traced the lid on a pretty vignette on some fabric. Use my new favorite craft supply, spray adhesive, to attach the fabric to the lid.
Everything looks better tied in jute. Nick created these cute labels for the 4 oz jars. You can download the printable here. (Does that count as another DIY gift since it’s for you?) I taped the labels on with washi tape, because you need this craft supply in your life.
This scrub smells amazing (like well um vanilla and sugar), and who doesn’t love natural body scrub? If your family draws names for gifts, then these babies are great to give to the people you didn’t draw. Something simple, but useful. Inexpensive, but not cheap. Homemade, but quick (less than 5 minutes).