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Tis the season to be gifting! But let’s be honest here, no one has the time for a ridiculously personalized gift for everyone. But you’re a crafty pinterester/blogger right? So it’s kind of expected? What’s a girl to do? Make some DIY Sugar Scrub! Everyone likes clean hands and you’re basically telling someone to pamper themselves. They’ll thank you and admire your craftiness… even if the teacher in the other room got the same thing.
Follow along with me and we’ll make some DIY Sugar Scrub to rival Mary Kay’s Satin Hands at 1/6th of the price and a personal touch that is sure to be remembered.
Easy DIY Sugar Scrub
Cost: $15 or less for 12
Time: 1 hour
Regiftable? Yes, but why would you want to?
Can I start out by saying how much I love the Target Up&Up line? It has saved me so much money on things I would normally buy the brand name of. I used their Grapefruit dish liquid as a replacement for Dawn’s Olay Renewal dish liquid and I have not been disappointed.
If you’re spray painting your lids:
In a well ventillated area, remove the lids from your jars. If you’re using recycled babyfood jars, be sure to clean off all residue from stickers and labels. If you’re using canning jars, just pull out the center cap piece.
Spread the caps out on a drop cloth or large area and spray paint them with 2 coats of chalk board spray paint. While the lids are drying, its time to make some sugar scrub!
Fill up the jar 2/3 of the way with granulated sugar.
Slowly stir in dish liquid until you’ve got a cookie dough consistency.
And that’s it! Seriously easy right!
Pour 2 cups sugar into a large bowl followed by 1 cup of dish liquid. You’re mostly looking for a 2:1 ratio, so try to keep that in mind. Separate into individual containters.
Once the lids are dry, tightly secure them on top of the sugar scrub jars. Tie with ribbon, for a cute gift without the hassle of wrapping. If you want to get even more fancy, use a white paint pen or galaxy marker (also from Target) and write some super cute sayings on top of each one, or just to and from.
These are sure to be hit hostess gifts no matter which party you’re headed to this year, or how many co-workers you feel like you HAVE to get a present for despite office secret santa rules. (only me? Don’t judge!)