Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Re'NEW'ing kind of gift

ok..corny title but just go with it.
I saw this great tutorial on greenbean crafterole a while back.  
fyi - Carrie's blog it so full of great ideas, it's ridiculous!  
Anyhoo.  I put her 'garden scrub' on my list of projects.  
Cut to -- me picking up diapers and milk at Wal Mart yesterday (jealous?) 
I saw Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap on sale (2/$4.something).  
I grabbed it and came up with my clever 'reNEWing' hand scrub favor idea :)  
I had several jars left over from the pumpkin scrub I made for Thanksgiving.  
I knew I had enough sugar, so these would be very inexpensive take-aways.

Here's how it went


dump in the sugar (almost to the top)...add soap


Mix it together.  *use a knife to mix (makes it so much easier)  
You may need to add more sugar/soap to get the consistency you want.


I ended up with a pale pink color
(which makes me think this would be perfect for Valentine's teacher gifts)
Plus it has a great, light scent.


Of course, now I need something extra.  I found a great clock face image from 
The Graphics Fairy.  I resized it and added my cutesy name.  
Tied it to the jar with a simple black ribbon.


If you'd like your own tag, here it is with the cutesy name.  
Here is it without the name.  
{it's cut with a 3" circle punch}

Enjoy!


linking up:




30 comments:

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

you are so dang clever! I love the renewal theme - SO need to embrace that theme for myself this year! Happy New Year!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Maria Gridley said...

That is an awesome idea! I want to make some now! :) Thanks for sharing!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I think I need some of this! I love the pink color you ended up with too!

JC's Loft said...

STOP IT! That is a great little gift!!!! I'm having a spa weekend with some friends at my house this fall and I'm SOOOO putting this on my list : )

Paula

Jennifer said...

super cute idea! Thats the dish soap I use! I totally have everything I need to make this =) woot!

cool blog! I just found ya!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

OK! This is BRILLIANT! Man! I needed this BEFORE Christmas, LOL! Im a bath and body FANATIC! So doing this one! You have GOT TO link this up at my Whassup Linky! And if you like my blog I would LOVE for you to follow! I Hope to see ya!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here *

xoxokara

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good gift!!! :) It's so pretty too!!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Found your blog from Someday Crafts and now am a new follower :) Love this idea...so cleaver!

Christy said...

Cute tag.

Party Box Design said...

oh that is soooo great, what a fab gift and so super simple!!!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I'm so loving this! Great gift for ourselves, too! You should link this up over at my Favorite 2010 Project Party here
http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com/2010/12/link-up-your-favorite-2010-project.html
Have a happy holiday!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Looks like it smells divine! I really want to try this! Thanks for sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon :)

greenbean said...

omg!....how stinkin' cute is that tag!....love it!...i'm all about the puns!....and thanks for the sweet comments about my blog!...you rock!....

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What a great gift idea! Love how you made the tag to embellish it! I hope you'll come link this up at the craft catwalk today!
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/01/craft-catwalk-11.html

The Crimella's said...

I love this!!! I made it for my son's PreK teachers as a "Welcome Back" gift! So easy and so nice on your hands!!! I even used your tags!

I love your blog!!!

Jessica
crimellafamily.blogspot.com

Tara @ Movie Bites said...

Thank you soooo much for posting this! I made a small jar of this scrub at Christmas for every female relative I have and most of my friends. They all loved it. With a little creative gift tag attached they were a huge hit!

Anonymous said...

I really love this idea. I might use it as an activity for my Girl Scouts. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I did this and the texture was really wierd

dawn greenwood said...

Did anyone have a problem with the sugar settling to the bottom? I have to stir it every time I use it. Did I do something wrong?

mari said...

Hi i am having same issue with sugar settling on the bottom do i have to add more sugar?

Caitmarika92 said...

Same issue, sugar settling and having to stir each time. Any suggestions?

Charlene Newcomb said...

Add just a little glycerin to the sugar.

Anonymous said...

Where do you get glycerin at?

dawn greenwood said...

I think you can get it at Michaels or hobby lobby.

Unknown said...

Sounds really cool I want to make is there any other problems, it's should be safe for most skin types right?

Unknown said...

Sounds really cool I want to make is there any other problems, it's should be safe for most skin types right?

Happy Birthday Puppet said...

I found it online at Amazon. It's under $10 here: http://amzn.to/1T36nvX

ah said...

Do you add the glycerin to the sugar before you add the dish soap? Also can you use other dish soap? I love this idea...

Anonymous said...

I just made a batch for my mom as a Christmas gift.... of course, I HAD to test it on myself first. I LOVE IT!! Thank you for such a great idea (and so easy to make, too!) :)

Anonymous said...

Made mine last week, it's still bubbly and it separated, so I added some more sugar and some glycerin. Hope that fixes it up because I wanted to give it as a gift.

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