Wednesday, November 25, 2009

DIY Tips & Tricks ~ DIY Gift Ideas!

Good morning everyone! Before we head off this week to stuff our faces full of turkey, we wanted to leave you with some DIY Gift Ideas! It's never to early to get started on presents for the holidays, and many of us are very budget conscious these days. I've also found that gifts I receive that have creative thought and time put into them are always better than something store bought. So get creative this holiday season:

1. DIY Baking Kits, herb & spice oils, body scrubs, etc. ~ Check out this great video and list from Good Morning America & Lifestyle guru Nancy Soriano. So easy and customizable!

{Photo by Aspen Spa on Flickr)

Body scrub is surprisingly easy to make at home. Start with sugar or salt in a bowl, add jojoba oil, almond oil or lavendar oil, which are available at many health food and grocery stores, like Whole Foods. Mix in other herbs like lavender sprigs or dried rosemary, and give the scrub along with a loofah sponge. See specific recipes below.

*1/2 cup of jojoba oil
*3/4 cup of white cane sugar
*1 teaspoon Vitamin E
*1/4 cup almond oil
*6 drops of lavender essential oil
*Dried lavender to your preference (optional)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix until combined, then pour into desired container.

2. Vintage Prints ~ Print these out from Vintage Printable, frame and give them as gifts! It really doesn't get much easier! Beach, Botanial, Science, Animals, Art & Design, I bet you could find a print for each person in your family!



DesignTies said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jen & Chrys... and save some stuffing for me!!
Great DIY gift ideas :-)
Victoria @ DesignTies

Courtney H. said...

Love the scrub idea! You guys are the best:)