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Jar & Decorative Twine
2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup Sugar in the Raw
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup of oil*
To learn more about carrier oils and essential oils, check out our Body Scrub post, which explains the purpose and benefits of both.
Now, here’s the easy part. Mix all of the ingredients together, stirring in the oil last. You can use 2/3 cup of oil, or you can decide to use more or less. It’s your personal preference how rich you’d like your scrub to be. I like mine rich and smooth with oil, like the scrubs at Bath & Body Works, a nice thick combination that leaves your hands super soft and smooth.
So now that you have this amazing fall body scrub, you’ll want to hand out a few as gifts (and just in time for Alicia’s housewarming!). Start by finding a nice jar container that has a solid seal. You can use a mason jar or a storage jar with a latch like the ones we found at Michaels. I’ve also seen these jars at Marshalls, Ikea and the Container Store. We designed these adorable Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Printables for you in three different colors. Print out a few different sets, decorate with some festive straw raffia, and hand these out as gifts!
Furthermore, with the holiday season just around the corner, why not consider setting up an Etsy shop where you can sell beautifully gift wrapped versions of this scrub online? Creating an Etsy gift shop is a great way to start a business and make some extra money over the festive period. For more quirky online business ideas, take a look at this article. If you do decide to set up an online shop, make sure to promote it as much as possible to get people’s attention. Some business owners might even want to create social media accounts to try and raise awareness on different social media platforms, such as Instagram. For small businesses, it can be difficult to be taken seriously without a good number of followers. Perhaps those starting out should consider learning about How to Get 1K Followers on Instagram in 5 Minutes. That would make the business look more reliable, encouraging people to buy from the shop.
– These can be found at stores like Five Below or Dollar Tree. If you’re looking for bulk to use as gifts, try Amazon).
– I prefer the metallic chalkboard markers by American Crafts brand which can be found at Target, Staples or Wal-Mart. These markers are acid free and permanent with a rich opaque ink. They come in all kinds of colors so you can have fun experimenting with different design ideas.
– Sealers will keep the design you create with your markers from scratching or washing off. You can opt for a clear acrylic spray or use Mod-Podge matte sealer which can be painted on using a smooth brush.
Before you get started drawing with these permanent markers on your case, it’s important to develop an idea. So begin by opening a sketchbook and tracing an outline of the case. If you already have a sketch or a design in mind, you could always trace it out using accessories such as a light pad which could prove valuable in times such as these!
I practiced drawing the same design several times before I felt comfortable enough drawing on the case. Practice in pencil first to come up with a nice composition and then once you’ve got your design, draw it again and again with your marker.
If you mess up on the case, don’t panic. You can always take the easy option and Make Your Own Phone Case on a website like getcustomphonecase.com instead! I understand that making a phone case can be a bit of a hassle so ordering one online might be a better idea for some of you. If you do make an error though, figure out a way to incorporate your little mistake into your design. If that doesn’t work, depending on the texture of your case, you may be able to scratch or wipe off your mistake. Just be gentle and careful when trying to do so.