Monday, November 14

Lavender Body Salts & Mason Jar Christmas Idea

Okay so tomorrow i will be leading my first Woman's Craft Night at Calvary Chapel Romoland, my home church! I'm so excited to share this Christmas Idea.
Since i'm too overly excited though, i couldn't wait & wanted to post it on my blog NOW, hehe. Call me weird it's okay.
Are you ready for one of the cutest & simplest thing ever?!?!?!
Basically what you'll need is a mason jar (any size you prefer), spray paint (whatever color you want), twine, felt (your color choice) & some kind of goody to fill your mason jar with. Were going to be doing Lavender Bath Salts which i have the tutorial for as well. I got the recipe from one of my friends (she will be sharing the bath salts recipe with the ladies)! It's incredibly easy to make & so inexpensive :)
First i'll give you a few pictures of the finished product & then the recipe will follow!!!
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I spray painted the lid white for the big mason jar,
filled it up with some candy, wrapped twine around it & finished off by making a felt rosette. You can see how to make the flower HERE.
For the medium size jar, i spray painted the lid green,
filled it up with some chocolate drink mix & some marshmallows. Tied some ribbon around it & added a little button to give it a cute little touch.
For the cute little one, i spray painted the lid red,
added some Lavender Bath Salts to it, wrapped raffia around it & added a little flower poinsettia, easy right?!?!
You can add tags too. The big jar has one hanging from the twine (sorry you can't really see it, my bad ;/ ) & the small cute one has it on the top. A little different i know but i still liked how it looks. Who said a tag had to hang from somewhere all the time?
The tag just says TO & FROM. I left them blank so they can either give their mason jar away or keep it if they'd like.
I used my Cricut to cut lots and lots of circles so the ladies just have to glue them to the top of their mason jar. This project was so fun to make & i loved putting them all together.
I made three different ones using twine, ribbon and raffia so they can get other ideas on what else they can use. The ones that i'm going to be sharing with the ladies are the small ones, with twine and the felt flower. Ill be teaching them how to make the rosette and we've also provided candy and the Lavender Bath Salts so they can fill up their jar with whatever they'd like.
Did i mention how excited i am?
I think it's a super cute & an easy Christmas gift, especially if your like me & have to make like 50 gifts for Christmas! Yikes ;/ Well i guess i know what i'll be making :)
Okay so moving onto the Lavender Bath Salts.
Here are the Ingredients for this simple & yummy way to pamper ourselves & help us relax while taking a warm bath! Enjoy:)
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You will need: Epsom Salt
Lavender Flowers (Michael's)
Lavender Oil (Michael's)
and bath salt coloring (Michael's). Yep just 4 ingredients! I told you this would be SUPER EASY!
Instructions: Combine the desired amount of epsom salts (enough to fill your jar/s) with food coloring until it reaches your desired tone. Mix well. We used a spoon to kinda smash down on the color. It mixed easier this way.
Add your Essential Oil & your Lavender Flowers and mix well again. That's it!!!! We kept it at a light green and we loved how it looked.
The salts can be used right away or you can allow them to set for a few weeks. This helps for the essential oil & the salts to blend better with each other.
Mmmm i can still smell it! We loved the way it all turned out & i can't wait until tomorrow to share this with all the women! Hope you enjoyed this long post, if you're even still reading it! Haha nite nite everybody, off to bed!

"You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance." Psalm 32:7


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23 comments:

~Joy-N-Jesus~ said...

those turned out so cute!

Crystal Mendez said...

So cute

Lindsay said...

What a fun idea! So cute, I would love to receive one! Spray paint is really my best friend. :)

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh I love it, EvA!!! I'm going to pin the recipe for the Bath Salts and try it. I have alot of Epsom Salts for a craft Demo that I'm doing at my church on the 25th!!! Thanks for visiting Take Six, and YES, the body lotion really does smell awesome!!

Vicky said...

I have been looking for some cheap make it yourself gift ideas and this is great! Thanks! I am a new follower from Passionately Artistic. Vicky from Mess For Less

Michelle@Crazy In Iowa said...

Thanks for checking out my blog today. Just read through some of your posts as well - great recipes and gift ideas! I'm also a new follower of yours!

Lauren Anslee said...

What a GREAT tutorial! I LOVE it they turned out so cute!

Mandy said...

These are really a great idea! I'd love it if you linked these up to our Blog Hop that is going on at www.projectqueen.org and www.aweemeenit.blogspot.com

I'm a new follower!

Mandy

Jamie - Snow In December said...

Awesome! I love DIY Christmas gift ideas like this!!

South Bay Studio said...

What cute ideas, I'll have to try the lavander bath salt idea. Thank you so much for sharing this and for sharing the scripture at the end of your post. He is my hiding place... Kathi

Marilyn said...

soo pretty..Super adorable. I have a Pin Inspirational party happening today I'll love for you to link this too please :)) TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursday.html ..Wishing you an awesome day..M

Flor said...

wow, you make that look really easy! easy enough that maybe I can do it lol :) You are so creative!

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

Love this! I am deff gonna add this to my list to make!!
I'm now dollowing YOU!

Vivian said...

Hi Eva! I've collected so many mason jars over other years, I tipically use them for party decorations,etc. I will defenitely have to try this great idea. Thank you so much for stopping by. Following you back :)

love. lindsey said...

What a great idea! I think I'll be making some soon :) Just became a follower!

Madeleine @ NZ Ecochick said...

Fantastic post. I love jars and gifts in jars. I've linked this post to my Christmas gift post: http://www.nzecochick.com/2011/11/christmas-ideas.html

Chrissy said...

I love these!! I really like mason jar crafts!! I'm a new follower too. :)

mary said...

This is very simple and it's very beautiful for a gift in any occasion! ^_^ I am a new follower. ^_^

Mary, MI

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Betsy Pool said...

Your little mason jars are so cute!! Very creative.

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malia said...

Hi Evelyn, What a great idea and packaging! Love it!

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K McCutchan said...

Love the Lavender Salts. We made them and they look and smell so pretty. We decided to skip the lavender flowers on the second run though, as the flowers stick to the sides of the tub and are difficult to rinse away. The pretty purple lavender baths are so relaxing for my little girl. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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