Nov 15, 2012

Get Crafty in the Kitchen today.

  Crafts from the kitchen!
Which came first, the Basket or the Craft?

Soaping is simple. 
Melt and pour Glycerin Soap, essential oil and soap coloring can be purchased in crafts stores everywhere.
Baskets, bags and other up-cycled receptacles bring personality to your creation.

Making soap really is as easy as melt and pour. 

Easy Wiki step by step
Bath Salts

4 cups Epson Salts (available at your local Drug Store)
mix in 4-5 drops of Essential  Bath Oil
(Optional) The Salts may be left white and placed into an airtight container at this stage
 or be separated  into several batches to which 4-5 drops of food color is added to each and mixed in.

Pour in different colored layers into beautiful glass jars. 
Tie a bow on the top, print up your own label for the front and presto, you're presenting presents!

Homemade Bath Salts
Bath Bombs away!
     Gift the bag!
  Easy, economical, enjoyable
          = Hot, Hot, Hot!
I happen to think that these magic bags are the hottest thing around.
 When you live where there is 6 months of bad winter followed by 6 months of bad summer
 anything associated with heat receives a warm welcome. 
The magic bags is loved by everyone. 
It provides therapeutic relief, it travels well
 and it is the gift that will keep on giving.

Heat magic bag in microwave oven for 2 min. and enjoy!

 This year I made bags to gift to my Senior clients. They were easy, economical and enjoyable.

SUPPLIES:  knee high nylons (2 pair for 1.00) Dollar store = .25/bag
                     work socks (2 pair for 2.00) Dollar store= .50/bag
                      rice (8kg = 10.00) approx. 10 socks= 1.00/bag
                                                                                    1.75 bag! 

 I use 3 cups of rice per bag. Start by filling the nylon knee high with rice, one cup at a time. 
I  put rice into a measuring cup and then stretch the nylon over the measuring cup.
 Turn the cup over, while holding the sides of the stocking and pour the rice, cup by cup into the stocking.
Make sure there are no twists in the stocking or the rice won't go all the way down.
Once filled,  lay the bag on a flat surface and stretch it out like a sausage. 
If you ball it all before tying it won't lay around your neck when finished. 
Tie a knot at the open end of the stocking. 
Next open the mouth of your sock and feed the stocking into it. Again, keeping the bag in a sausage shape will make it easier to feed into the sock. I have used a classic work sock here. 
Finally tie a knot in the open sock end.
I have added a fabric bow tie in seasonal colors. Any ribbon or bow can be tied on but don't forget to remind the user to remove any bows with wire BEFORE putting in microwave.

Magic Bag
                        Gift giving from the heart is a warm,

                                         wonderful  place to start.

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