February 07, 2011

Birthday Gifts

My Mom's birthday was this past week. This year, the kids and I got creative and made her a couple things (along with her favorite birthday cake). Firstly, the tissue paper flowers. They're just flower shaped cut-outs layered together and stuck with pipe cleaners (which by the way, are now called 'chenille stems').

Next we made a little batch of salt scrub. I combined about 1/2 cup kosher salt with the same amount of petroleum jelly. Then I added about 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil and a few droplets of orange and vanilla essential oils. If you've never tried this kind of scrub, it's wonderful. You just massage some into your hands or feet or any other rough dry skin then rinse it off and your skin feels wonderful.

I think she really liked the gifts, she's the kind that appreciates gifts with meaning and/or ones that are made with love. Those are always the best kind!


Dagni said...

Loved the gifts!! Thanks a bunch! I admire creativity.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Love the flowers. Those would be super cute on a wrapped package instead of bows.