Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY Fall Gifts

We are approaching the time of year where we reflect upon all the blessings God has bestowed upon us in thankfulness. My list is endless, but the people of my life round out the top few places. I love finding little gift ideas that you can make that someone special. These are also great for a slim budget and Pecos loves to help out. 

For starters what woman does not love sugar scrub?! Even if we can't guiltlessly enjoy sugar with our taste buds, we can certainly do our skin a sweet favor by making a delicious smelling scrub. Last night Pecos and I found a couple of yummy fall recipes for homemade sugar scrub. As always I put my own little twist on them to really make the recipe my own. 

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
  •  1 cup of brown sugar,
  •  1/2 cup coconut oil
  •  1/2 tsp vitamin E oil 
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spices (or just 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
Feel free after mixing to add additional coconut oil or vitamin oil. 

This next scrub we just made last night and put it in a cute mason jar to take to my sister at bible study this morning. Oh wow it smells f a b u l o u s!!

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
I feel like this time of year you can totally get away with bringing a cute pumpkin to a friend/family gathering as an equivalent of a beautiful flower arrangement. You can always spice you pumpkin up with a cute paint job of polka dots, chevron, team embalms, and so on. This last week when we visited the Darwin Adams and Son Fruit there were my favorite cinderalla pumpkins with a beautiful glaze on them. This gave them an even more elegant whimsical look. 

To achieve this look you use a bronze metallic glaze. Dip your paint brush in the glaze and wipe most of the glaze off till the brush is dry. You can brush it in just the edges for a more antiqued look, or the whole pumpkin for a very sheer sparkle look. This is super easy and what a fun way to spice your pumpkins up to take to a friend or keep for yourself. 

Happy DIYin!!!

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