Upcycled Bath Salt Gift Basket

September 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm 2 comments

Perfect for a cute, casual gift, bath salts are fun to personalize.  Many bath salt recipes can be found online, or can be created from a premixed jar found in large hobby stores.  There are countless combinations of colors and scents and additives that can be used depending on the recipient’s tastes.  For instance, these salts were created using a few drops of a friend’s favorite colors and no scent at all (she is sensitive to scents).

I have many of these small embellishment jars left from reorganizing my craft flower stash, and they are perfect for giving this type of gift.  I mix the salts, colors and scents in a small plastic bowl, allow them to dry, then add to a thoroughly washed jar.  Wrapped with hemp cord, they make great upcycled containers!

To add a little more pizazz to the gift, I tied a long piece of scrap fabric around the outside of a kraft-colored, take-out-style container, securing with a few dots of Beacon’s Fabri-Tac Glue.

The tag was fashioned from a thin wood veneer (Midwest Products), cut with the Tags #3  die and my trusty Sizzix Big Shot Machine, and inked with Clearsnap Chalk ink in Chestnut Roan.  I then die-cut a scalloped hole in the tag with the Big Shot and a “Movers and Shapers” die and backed it with a yellow patterned paper scrap.  A few cut-out stamps and a hemp tie added the final touch to my personalized gift!

Until next time…


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