DIY 5

Along with Bath Salts, I decided to make my sister and mom scarfs for Christmas. Sweet CS Designs gave a great step-by-step tutorial on how to make infinity scarves.

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  1. To make this scarf, you’ll need 1 to 1.5 yards of fabric. I used spunky printed flannel fabric for my sister‘s.
  2. You’ll basically make a long fabric tube. It helps if you picture it that way during the process! First, fold your fabric in half hotdog style (make it the longest it can be).
  3. Cut down the middle of the fold so that you have two long strips.
  4. With the right sides of the fabric facing together, straight stitch the two long strips together at the short end. You should now have a long piece of fabric stitched in the middle.
  5. Open the long strip then fold it in half again long ways (hotdog) so that the right sides are facing and sew together down the long side.
  6. Turn the fabric tube right side out and fold down the remaining ends together (interlocking them) creating the loop and sew across.

 

For my mom’s scarves I didn’t complete Step 6 but instead folded each end under and sewed them so they wouldnt be connected. That way she’s able to wear it any way she’d like rather than being restricted to the infinity style.

These were super easy to make and they loved them!

Enjoy,
♥ B

DIY 4

For Christmas, I decided to get creative and make some of the gifts I was giving (yes, Pinterest was the inspiration). I decided to make some of the lovely ladies in my life some bath salts. I found this super easy ‘recipe’ from Intimate Weddings. They used the bath salts as wedding shower favors but they worked just as well for Christmas.

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You’ll need:

Cute jars or containers
3/4 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup coarse sea salt
1/4 cup baking soda
8 drops essential oil
food coloring

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I used jars I purchased from Ikea
Clove and Cinnamon essential oils from my local Co-Op to ensure the salts smelled Christmasy
I also used ‘Relax and Relief’ Epsom salts to provide a clearing minty aspect but I would advise using plain Epsom salts (later found in the Pharmacy section at Wal-Mart) because the mint overpowered the clove/cinnamon a bit.
I added enough drops of red food coloring to give it a pink/red tint but not enough to risk dissolving the salts.

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To add another element to the gift, I wrapped each Bath Salts Jar in a dish towel I purchased at Ikea for $0.79!

Enjoy,
♥ B

DIY 2

The inspiration for this DIY project came from Liz Marie’s blog. I decided the bathroom needed a change and so I decided to update the towel rack and add a little decorated storage.

Before

What you need:
I received some help attaching the pipe-clamps to the board from an amazing man who is awesome for not caring to help with my Pinterest projects.

The final product after painting the board, adding the towel, toothbrush, cotton balls, q-tips, and make-up brushes.

Word to the Wise: Do not remove your old towel rack until you’re sure how it’s anchored to the wall. I had two nice sized holes in my wall until I was finally able to finish this project.