This is Jen with Jen's Inks Spot.
I like the personal element in giving gifts and have challenged myself the last few years to find a project to make to give to friends. If you are looking for a last minute and even
AFTER THE HOLIDAY
gift ideas for teachers, Sunday School teachers, co-workers or someone you want to give to but can't figure out what to give, this is a super easy, quick and very fun project!
I made several varieties of sugar scrubs. LOVE them!! They make my hands feel so soft and smooth and I love how it exfoliates them too. It feels so good rubbing it on my hands.
This is the peppermint scrub.
Don't they look pretty all decorated up?
To decorate the jars, I tied a ribbon around the lid of the jar and hung a mini ornament from it and then tied a bow. I also tied a tag (that told what the product was with simple directions) and a little spoon (to get the scrub out with and to stir it up if it separates) onto the ribbon piece with various colors of Twinery twine that matched the color scheme. I also punched a piece of patterned paper and attached to the top of the jar.
I wrapped Caribbean twine around the spoon
for some decoration. It adds the perfect splash of color and
decorates up a plain, wooden spoon well.
These are the 3 different scrubs I made.
The green peppermint scrub you've seen above,
then I also made a peppermint foot scrub and a lemon scrub.
I love how easy it is to dress up the jars with The Twinery's twine! When I packaged these scrubs in a group of 3, I only wanted an ornament on one of them, so on the others I used various colors of the twine. I attached the tag and the spoon with the twine as well.
I did a lot of experimenting to find the scrub recipes that I liked the best. I shared my two favorite recipes on my blog, Jen's Ink Spot, that I tweaked and tweaked until I got them just how I wanted them. If you'd like the recipes for yourself, head on over!
The scrubs would make great hostess gifts or baby shower/bridal shower gifts too! I want to keep a few on hand for those times that I need a last minute gift and have nothing to give.