I know lots of you have gift closets just full of things you are wise enough to buy ahead of time and maybe on sale for upcoming special occasions and birthdays. I’m not good at that—I go ahead and give it to the intended owner. BUT, I do like to keep a few thing on hand for what I call “happies”—unexpected gifts to friends, “get well” presents, or hostess gifts. Over the weekend I replenished my stock.
This past week Hobby Lobby had their decorative glassware on sale for half off—that’s any glassware over $1.99! These bottles with the cross stopper came in two sizes and prices--$7.99 and $9.99. The jars come in several sizes and prices. These are $1.99---and half off all of that!
A while back Rainey at The Project Table did a post on bath salts. You may remember I made candy cane luncheon favors here with her idea. This time I used a $5.00 bag of Epsom salt fromWalgreens and neon purple from a food color kit made by Durkee. I am pretty sure this came from Walmart. I used a little more than a tablespoon of lavender oil for the entire six pound bag of salts. You can buy several different essential oils at Hobby Lobby or online here. You could also use sea salt and kitchen extracts such as lime, vanilla, and coconut.
This bottle will make a lovely gift and can be refilled by the owner with more bath salts or lotion. Don’t worry—the purple food coloring will not turn you into Barney or dye your bath tub!
I added some spring ribbon to the jars. I happened to have this already, but I never buy it unless it is half price. For less than $30 (plus the essential oil) I now have seven gifts just waiting to make someone happy!
Susan At Between Naps on the Porch has exciting makeovers and projects going on over at her place! Click on the butterfly button on the sidebar for more Metamophosis Monday!