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November 2012

Bows & Details DIY Gift Inspiration

Handpainted Stationary

November 27, 2012

It’s been almost a year since my last post about handmade note cards with watercolors, découpage and more. I got in the mood to make some new stationary for some upcoming birthdays. If I had the free time, I’d make all birthday and holiday cards for gifts I give. I love to paint but I like the idea of painting with a purpose and putting a little more of my heart into a gift.

Get creative. Here are some of my go-to tools for crafting up some great handmade cards:

  • Colored pencils
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Scotch Blue Painters Tape
  • Colored or patterned paper
  • Stick-on stencils
  • Swarovski Crystals or rhinestones
  • Elmer’s Rubber Cement glue
  • Black Sharpie
  • Glitter
  • And of course a set of plain note cards with envelopes

Any fun ideas for some stationary? I’m thinking a fun ocean or nautical theme is in my crafting future…



Crafts DIY Gift Inspiration Her Skin & Body

Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

November 14, 2012

What’s better than warm cozy sweat pants after a long day? Soft silky skin that smells like cinnamon sugar AND warm cozy sweat pants…

I hope you had a chance to try out this bright and cheery lemon sugar scrub from the spring. Now I highly suggest trying out this recipe for a scrub that will get you in mood for the upcoming holiday season.

  • 1/3 cup almond oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
  • 1/3 cup of raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
(Contents fit a 1/2 pint mason jar)

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