The Gift of Relaxation

As some of you know I have been busy getting my craft on!  I am trying to save a bit of money and come up with some Christmas gifts that people actually want and will use.  One of my gifts I am making for the women of the family is the Gift of Relaxation.  What do women do to relax? Well, if you are anything like me, you take a very, very long bath away from kids, noise and anything else that makes you want to rip out your hair sometimes ha ha.

This idea, I’m sure has been done before.  But, I think my family will like it anyway.  I’m taking vintage looking bottles and turning them into containers for bath salts.

It’s so easy to make and really inexpensive.  I bought a wide-variety of vintage looking bottles from Hobby Lobby.  I’m sure you can grab some at most craft stores.  They were having a 50% off sale on their glass ware, so I got these bottles at around $4.00 each.  Cheap right?

The label you see on there is actually mine.  I was in Paris in September and was going through a flea market and stumbled into this stand that has some amazing French vintage labels, ribbons, lace…basically things that make you drool and want it all!  Alas digital scrapbook designing doesn’t make you rich ha ha.  So, I had to settle for a few packs of labels.  Of course, not everyone can just pack it up to Paris for some vintage labels!  But, The Graphics Fairy has tons to choose from and print out for free!  She’s so generous!

I adhered the label with some Mod Podge and sprayed it with some spray adhesive just to protect the label from accidental splashes.  Now, the hard part was finding bath salts that weren’t $20 a bottle.  I just happened to be at Target and I found some Espom salt.  They have some wonderful new scents for $4.00/bag.  The bag is large enough for 4 bottles.  I also found at Target these little pumice bars with rope for $2.00 each.  I wasn’t going to add that, but when I saw, then I thought “how perfect”!  I just wrapped the rope around the bottle for easy access.  Added a little ribbon around the top for some added loveliness and finished!

This kind of gift you can find for $20 or more and only cost me $7.00 to make.  I do hope they love their Gift of Relaxation…it smells so good and each one is unique.

 

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