- A black gel pen (I used a Sharpie pen)
- Wooden beads
- Yarn or twine
- Gift wrapping paper
- Other gift wrap embellishments
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!
– 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.
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. Just 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.
For this DIY, you’ll need: