Making a holiday gift? This is a mixture of items that are hand made, upcycled, and purchased from local crafters. A lovely gift that cost less than $15.
I needed a gift for a crafty friend. With little money to spend. I wanted to make this project using items that I had around the house.
I made vanilla mint sachets with scraps of Holiday fabric.
1-tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2-tsp peppermint extract
1/4-cup dried mint
1-pound sea salt
1-pound dry white rice
Mix it well and let it dry overnight (or in the microwave for 2 minutes).
Place 1 tablespoon into an approximately 4" square piece of cotton fabric. Tie with ribbon.
*This thrift store mug has hand blended tea from a local crafter. Warm cinnamon and cardamom tea. YUM!
*The sewing kit is several sewing items in a glass spaghetti sauce jar covered in a Holiday doily.
*The handmade soap is from a local crafter is Lemon Verbena.
*The rice bag is a 1 foot square piece of holiday cotton. I folded it in half, and stitched it on 2 sides. Turn it right side out, and iron flat. fill with 2 cups of white rice, and sew the last side closed.
It can be heated in the microwave for 2 minutes, and used as a heating pad.
The kitchen witch potpourri broom is simply a cinnamon stick with dried lemon gass tied on for bristles. I hot glued on a magnet, so it can be stuck on the refrigerator.
I placed the items into the hat box.
I covered the top with fabric, and sponge painted the bottom. I used old Scrabble tiles to personalize it.