Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bath Salts Decorated Jar

Hello, everyone.  Today I've made bath salts in a decorated jar for a Christmas gift.  I was inspired by the "12 Days of Christmas" challenges going on at Mark's Finest Papers - I've been having fun tackling the projects in the 12-day challenge.  I've never made bath salts before - you can find the MFP tutorial here.  I decided to go with a lavender scent and used essential oil of lavender.   I referred to a different recipe than on the tutorial because the person to whom I'm giving the bath salts has sensitive skin so I didn't want to use any colouring.  In any event, the bath salts look like snow for my snowman LOL.

Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps: Snowman (Sunshine Designs), sentiment (Studio G clear stamps)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Glitter glue:  Stickles Icicle
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes - Circles (3 circles used)
  • Jar:  I had an empty jar in my kitchen cupboard
  • Ribbon:  Maya Road
  • Bath salts recipeThe Idea Room 
  • Lavender essential oil:  Aura Cacia
I would like to enter the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes 3E #1
A Gem of a Challenge #104 Christmas is Coming UE
Allsorts #231 Christmas Cheer 3E #1
Bunny Zoe's Ribbon UE
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) November Anything Goes 3E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 Anything Goes 5E #5
Craft My Life Anything Goes - No Cards UE
Craftin' Desert Divas #18 Anything Goes 8E #5
Crafty Calendar All Things Christmas 3E #1
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Ribbons #68 Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #1
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes UE
Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes 3E #2
Get Inky 3-D Holiday UE
Inky Impressions #132 Traditional Christmas UE
Jellypark Anything but a Card 2E #1
Just Be Creative Crazy November Just Because Anything Goes UE 1E/day
MFP 12 Days of Christmas Day 3 Bath Salts Decorated Jar 5E #1
One Crazy Stamper Christmas 5E #1
Polkadoodles Christmas Anything but a Card UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5E #4
Tok Bobok Christmas 2E #1
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment:  "Enjoy" 5E #4

Thank you for looking at my bath salts - I am grateful for all comments.  Wishing you a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous project, love the image and the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight. Abbie xx

Unknown said...

Now bath salts reminds me of a childhood memory, making eyeshadow with blue bubble bath and bathsalts, stingy, LOL...fabulous project hun, love and hugs xxx

Got2BCrafting said...

Super duper cute!! What a fun gift idea. :)

Thanks for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas "Anything Goes" Linky Party!

Karon said...

Wonderful gift - love the snowman and beautiful ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

Meihsia Liu said...

What an awesome gift idea! I love the cute snowman image and the beautiful ribbon bow. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a great gift idea and I love the ribbon and image too. Thank you for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our ABC challenge

Michelle N. said...

Oh I LOVE this color combo, so different for the snowman! Wonderful job!

Jessie L. said...

What a beautifully decorated gift! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions for our Traditional Christmas challenge. Be sure to pop by the blog Wednesday to see if you won and to join us for our next fun challenge!

Sarah said...

Fabulous gift Kitty and so beautifully decorated.Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Christmas Cheer challenge this week x

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous gift idea, love it! Thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Mrs A. said...

A lovely hand made container and hand made salts as well. A fabulous gift . Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

Hazel said...

Love your decorated jar - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see more of your lovely festive crafting soon. x

JoanieMc said...

Love your project and hope to see you post more here!! Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.


Shelly said...

This is such a great idea and your image is super cute!!!

Thanks for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Tracey said...

Fabulous gift idea :o)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

Mandy said...

Kitty this is gorgeous, so sweet and I love the pretty ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Great project! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. I hope you’ll join us in our next challenge as well.

La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Hi. Just stopping back by to let you know we accept up to 3 entries in our challenges by each person. Here's the link to the rules.

You have posted 9 projects. You may choose to remove 6. If not, we will count the first 3. Thanks.

La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Shari said...

Another great gift idea - love the bright green coloring, it really makes it pop!!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

Unknown said...

Great idea for a gift. I love it! It's very beautiful.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Such a fab gift idea I love the colours very pretty, thanks for joiningour challenge at Jellypark, Gaynor x

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your jar, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb

Min said...

What a Fabulous creation!
Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Leanne said...

Wonderful job, my friend made me these one time, what a fantastic gift...thanks for joining our challenge at One Crazy Stamper...nicely done!

Leanne DT @One Crazy Stamper

Camille Short said...


sparklingblackrose said...

Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at my Craft My Life-All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

Anonymous said...

Very fun an non traditional, love it! TFS with us at OCS!