Mothers Day is coming this Sunday..
If you are anything like me, you like making your mum something rather then buying something everyone else did. I have found some easy to make adorable Mother’s Day gifts.
DIY Teacup Candles
vintage tea cups
candle wax flakes, I’m using eco soy candle wax flakes
wooden skewers, chopsticks, or even pencils will do 😉
a glass container, like a pyrex or an old sauce jar
Fragrance scented oils – it’s always nice to have scented candles!
Colouring– if you want to have a colored candle. But I decided to skip it for mine. Hint: you can actually just use little bits of crayon, it’s pretty much the same as a candle color blocks.
Pink Himalayan Salt Grapefruit Soap
1 pound goat’s milk soap base
1/4 cup Pink Himalayan Salt
10-15 drops Grapefruit essential oil
In a double boiler melt soap base.
Lightly grease molds with coconut oil and place stamp right side up in mold.
Remove soap from heat and stir in grapefruit essential oil.
Add pink himalayan salt to melted soap and immediately pour into molds.
Allow soap to harden for at least 2 hours before removing from soap mold
You will need
1/2lb each of vegetable based clear and opaque white soap bases
red, yellow, green and blue food coloring
10 small, reusable mixing cups
2 soap molds
a microwavable glass or measuring cup
fragrance oil (optional)
Succulent Wall Planter / Teacup Planter
1. For a 1-foot-square frame, cut four 12-inch lengths of 2×2 lumber. Nail the corners together for a frame 2 inches deep.
2. Staple or nail ½-inch hardware wire mesh to one side of the open frame. If desired, add trim on top of the mesh to hide it. (If you’re a skilled woodworker, you can also cut a channel into the wood and slide the mesh into the channel, hiding the mesh’s cut edges.)
3. Staple or nail a 1-foot square of plywood onto the open back of the frame. Stockwell uses exterior plywood or 1×12-inch redwood.
4.Poke the cuttings’ stem ends through the mesh and into the soil. Leave the frame lying flat in a cool, bright location while plants take root, about 7 to 10 days after planting, then begin watering.
5.Once plants are securely rooted―this takes between 4 and 12 weeks―display the frames upright in an area that gets morning or filtered sun.
6.Water as soil approaches dryness, about every 7 to 10 days. To water, remove frame from the wall, lay flat, water lightly, and let soil drain before hanging up again.
Lemon Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup corn starch
3 tablespoons epsom salt
3/4 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons Almond Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Yellow food dye (optional)
Wilton Icing Daisy
Plastic ornament mold
Meat Baller (optional)
In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and epsom salt.
In a small bowl combine almond oil, water, dye and essential oil.
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture. Mix with a whisk until fully combined. Test mixture by pressing a handful together. Use a spray bottle to LIGHTLY spray water once or twice if the mixture doesn’t hold. Avoid adding too much water or the mixture will fizz and not form in the mold correctly. Once it’s the right consistency press mixture into mold and allow to dry at least 2 hours before removing. Set bath bombs on a soft towel to dry overnight.
DIY Flower Chandelier
3-4 dozen flowers
a wooden embroidery hoop
15-20 yards of assorted ribbon
1-2 yards of lace trim
a D ring or plastic ring