Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines Both Big & Small

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Friends are amazing. They’ve always got your back, they’re around to lift you up when  you’re feeling down, and if you’re single on Valentine’s Day, they refuse to leave you feeling left out. So in celebration of friends and all that sparkly awesome they bring into your life, here are some fun homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentines both big and small!

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! Friends are amazing. They've always got your back, they're around to lift you up when  you're feeling down, and if you're single on Valentine's Day, they refuse to leave you feeling left out. So in celebration of friends and all that sparkly awesome they bring into your life, here are some fun homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentines both big and small!

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Grown Up Gals

Induce a smile with this punny homemade Valentine idea for DIY Grow-A-Boyfriend Bath Bombs via Studio DIY! Definitely one of the funniest homemade Valentine ideas I've seen, these heart shaped bath bombs have a novelty toy hidden inside that grows to six times its size when placed in water. #valentines #galentines

DIY Grow-A-Boyfriend Bath Bombs via Studio DIY

Induce a smile with this punny homemade Valentine idea for DIY Grow-A-Boyfriend Bath Bombs! Definitely one of the funniest homemade Valentine ideas I’ve seen, these heart shaped bath bombs have a novelty toy hidden inside that grows to six times its size when placed in water. You can find the tutorial here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines Both Big and Small! Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day! #valentines #valentinesday #valentinesdaygift #galentines #galentinesday #diy #printable #perfume

“You’re Scent-sational!” Printable Valentines via Soap Deli News

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays as homemade Valentine ideas to go along with these “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines for Galentine’s Day! Find the recipe and free printable here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! This DIY bath salt trio via Hello Glow makes a great Galentines day gift and reminds your friends that yes, self care is important!

DIY Bath Salt Trio via Hello Glow

This DIY bath salt trio makes a great Galentine’s Day gift and reminds your friends that yes, self care is important! Get the recipes to make sweet rose, pink grapefruit and relaxing lavender bath salts for pampering baths that suit their mood. Find them all here.

Give your Galentines the gift of flowers with these printable paper cones via Lia Griffith that are perfect for creating your own mini Galentine's Day bouquets! #valentinesday #valentinesdaygift #flowers #bouquet #printable #gifts #galentines

Printable Paper Cones for Valentine’s Day via Lia Griffith

Give your Galentines the gift of flowers with these printable paper cones that are perfect for creating your own mini Galentine’s Day bouquets! Find the printables for this Valentine idea here.

Your Galentine will go ga-ga over these super cute DIY gem soap Valentine's via A Kailo Chic Life! These make super cute homemade Valentine ideas for coworkers and friends. Just craft and create the easy melt and pour gem soaps then pair them with one of the free printable Valentine's Day cards. #valentines #valentinesdaygift #soap #gem #galentines #diy

DIY Gem Soap Valentines via A Kailo Chic Life

Your Galentine will go ga-ga over these super cute DIY gem soap Valentines! These make super cute homemade Valentine ideas for coworkers and friends. Just craft and create the easy melt and pour gem soaps then pair them with one of the free printable Valentine’s Day cards. Learn to make them now.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! These free printable Valentine's Day cards from Soap Deli News are super cute and come in two collage style lovebird designs. Simply print them out onto cardstock, then write your own personal message inside! #printables #valentines #galentines #lovebirds #collage #cards

Printable Lovebird Valentine’s Day Cards via Soap Deli News

These free printable Valentine’s Day cards are super cute and come in two collage style lovebird designs. Simply print them out onto cardstock, then write your own personal message inside! Download the free printable here. (Or go here for free printable Valentine’s Day gift wrap.)

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Your Galentines! These pretty DIY floral wax bark melts via Soap Queen contain real rose and jasmine flowers that accent the beautiful scent of this totally gift worthy Valentine's Day DIY! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #waxmelts #roses #diy #galentines

DIY Floral Wax Bark Melts via Soap Queen

These pretty DIY floral wax bark melts contain real rose and jasmine flowers that accent the beautiful scent of this totally gift worthy Valentine’s Day DIY! These would be perfect as a component for a Galentine’s Day gift basket. Learn to make them here.

Flowers, chocolates and candles, oh my! If you're looking for homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentine this Valentine's Day, then you definitely want to consider these beautiful natural DIY ombre candles via Lovely Greens! As the gradient in these homemade candles changes, so does the fragrance for a fun and useful gift that friends and coworkers will love!

DIY Ombre Candles via Lovely Greens

Flowers, chocolates and candles, oh my! If you’re looking for homemade Valentine ideas for your Galentine this Valentine’s Day, then you definitely want to consider these beautiful natural DIY ombre candles! As the gradient in these homemade candles changes, so does the fragrance for a fun and useful gift that friends and coworkers will love! Discover this unique candlemaking tutorial here.

Let your Galentines know they're part of your girl tribe with these fun printable DIY Valentine's Day tattoos via Studio DIY! Simply print these girl inspired temporary tattoos onto tattoo paper, cut out, then package and label them in clear bags with a free printable bag labels.

Printable DIY Galentine’s Day Tattoos via Studio DIY

Let your Galentines know they’re part of your girl tribe with these fun printable DIY Valentine’s Day tattoos! Simply print these girl inspired temporary tattoos onto temporary tattoo paper, cut out, then package and label them in clear cellophane bags with the accompanying free printable bag labels. You can download the printable tattoos at Studio DIY here. (Or check out StickerYou to have your tattoos printed for you instead.)

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Galentines! These free printable palm spring Valentines from Lovely Indeed are a fun way to celebrate the love between great friends. Flamingo and pool float figurines are attached to each printable using glue dots for a collection of four truly unique Valentine's! #valentines #valentinesday #galentines #printable #diy

Free Printable Palm Springs Valentines via Lovely Indeed

These free printable palm spring Valentines are a fun way to celebrate the love between great friends. 3D flamingo and pool float figurines are attached to each printable using glue dots for a collection of four truly unique Valentine’s! Grab the free printable for this Valentine’s Day project here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Little Girls

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Little Galentines! Create delicious homemade Galentine's Day cookies for your child's classmates with X and O cookie cutters and free printable Valentine's Day gift tags from Tell Love and Party! #cookies #valentines #valentinesdaygift #printable #kids #galentines

Printable Cookie Valentines via Tell Love and Party

Create delicious homemade Galentine’s Day cookies for your child’s classmates with X and O cookie cutters and free printable Valentine’s Day gift tags using your favorite sugar cookie recipe! The free printable Valentine’s Day tags can be found here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Galentines both big and small! These printable unicorn Valentines from Lia Griffith are the perfect printable Galentines for little girls!

Printable Unicorn Valentines via Lia Griffith

These printable unicorn Valentines are the perfect printable Galentines for little girls with magical friends! Find them here. Or discover more printable kids Valentines here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Little Galentines! This DIY magnetic putty valentine via U Create is perfect for kids to gift one another on Valentine's Day! Simply print the free printable Valentine's Day themed labels onto sticker paper and adhere them to the lid of a magnetic putty tin!

DIY Magnetic Putty Valentine via U Create

This DIY magnetic putty valentine is perfect for kids to gift one another on Valentine’s Day! Simply print the free printable Valentine’s Day themed labels onto sticker paper and adhere them to the lid of a magnetic putty tin! Download the free printable labels here.

Homemade Valentine Ideas for Galentines Big and Small

For more homemade Valentine ideas, be sure check out this collection of  DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts as well as my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest board here.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Romantics

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Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or simply Galentine’s Day, this beautiful collection of 18 DIY Valentine’s Day gifts is sure to delight!

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for the Romantic! If Valentine's Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous 18 DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Each of these Valentine's Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the quality of your gift, but is sure to get the warm and fuzzies too! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #love #romance #crafts #hearts #roses

If Valentine’s Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Each of these Valentine’s Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the quality of your gift, but is sure to get the warm and fuzzies too!

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! Learn how to craft this beautiful wooden, personalized DIY bathtub tray via The First Cut blog to give as DIY Valentine's Day gift or DIY Galentine's Day gift this year! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #gifts #giftideas #crafts

DIY Personalized Bathtub Tray via The First Cut

This beautiful, wooden DIY bathtub tray can be personalized with your favorite phrase to remind your Valentine how much you love her! Find the tutorial here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! This natural luxe rose body balm recipe only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely DIY Valentine's Day gift! #valentinesdaygift #valentines #diy #roses #bodybutter #skincare #beauty #giftsforher

Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe via Soap Deli News

Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this luxurious rose body balm is completely natural and requires just three simple ingredients to make! There are even free printable labels making this body balm perfect for your DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Discover the recipe and free printable labels here.

Are you extra sweet on someone this Valentine's Day? This easy heart shaped red velvet fudge recipe via Cravings of a Lunatic makes great DIY Valentine's Day gifts for all of your Galentine's! #galentines #galentinesday #valentines #valentinesdaygift #fudge #hearts

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe via Cravings of a Lunatic

Are you extra sweet on someone this Valentine’s Day? This easy heart shaped red velvet fudge recipe makes great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for all of your Galentine’s! Get the recipe here.

These Conversation Heart Petit Fours via Brite & Bubbly make delicious, edible DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your sweetheart or Galentine! #galentinesday #valentines #valentinesdaygift #conversationhearts #hearts #petitfours #diy

Conversation Heart Petit Fours via Brite & Bubbly

These conversation heart petit fours make delicious, edible DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart or Galentine! Learn how to make them here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! These gorgeous DIY rose bath salts via Everything Pretty are the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your bath and beauty loving Valentine! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #bathsalts #rose #diy #beauty #skincare #gifts

Rose Bath Salts Recipe via Everything Pretty

These gorgeous DIY rose bath salts are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your bath and beauty loving Valentine! Learn to make them now!

These DIY Rosebud Bath Melts via Amy Green are crafted with natural skin nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butters and coconut oil. The addition of dried mini-rose buds give them an extra feeling of love and romance make them perfect to give as DIY Valentine's Day gifts. #valentinesdaygift #diy #bathmelts #roses #skincare

DIY Rose Bath Melts via Amy Green

These DIY rosebud bath melts are crafted with natural skin nourishing ingredients like cocoa and shea butters and coconut oil. The addition of dried mini-rose buds give them an extra feeling of love and romance make them perfect to give as DIY Valentine’s Day gifts. Grab the recipe here.

This DIY lip scrub and lip balm duo via Country Hill Cottage make fabulous DIY Valentine's Day gifts for her! #valentinesdaygift #giftsforher #lipscrub #lipbalm #skincare #beauty

DIY Valentine’s Day Lip Duo via Country Hill Cottage

This DIY lip scrub and lip balm duo make fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for her! Plus there are free printable labels for your completed products. Get the recipes to make these natural beauty products here.

This DIY Love Notes Valentine's Wreath via Tauni + Co is the perfect alternative to Valentine's Day cards. Not only will this beauty avoid the recycling bin, but it makes a beautiful home decor piece that your Valentine or Galentine can enjoy into spring and summer! #valentines #galentines #valentinesdaygift #diy #wreath #love

Love Notes DIY Valentine’s Wreath via Tauni + Co

This DIY Love Notes Valentine’s Wreath is the perfect alternative to Valentine’s Day cards. Not only will this beauty avoid the recycling bin, but it makes a beautiful home decor piece that your Valentine or Galentine can enjoy into spring and summer! Find the tutorial here.

These DIY conversation heart soaps are so easy to make and make lovely homemade Valentine's Day gifts! Made from a melt and pour soap base, these conversation heart soaps can be made in an afternoon and ready to gift the same day. Simply package them in a plastic jar, wrap each soap individually or gift them inside candy treat bags.

DIY Conversation Heart Soaps via Soap Deli News

These DIY conversation heart soaps are not only a snap to make, but they’re also perfect for gifting! Easily craft these DIY Valentine’s Day gifts in multiples for classmates or coworkers using a melt and pour soap base, then gift them inside candy treat bags! Find the tutorial here.

These DIY Valentine's Day Treat Jars via Make + Tell are perfect for gifting Valentine's Day treats and candy! #valentines #valentinesdaygift #treats #favors #ombre #candy #treats #diy #crafts

 DIY Ombre Heart Jars via Make + Tell

These DIY Valentine’s Day treat jars are not only pretty, they’re also perfect for gifting Valentine’s Day treats and candy! Learn more here.

Craft these natural DIY rose milk bath bombs via The Nerdy Farm Wife as DIY Valentine's Day gifts! These beautiful heart-shaped bath bombs are naturally colored with rose clay and scented with a relaxing blend of essential oils, while creamy cocoa butter and milk powder are added for their extra skin-loving benefits. #valentinesdaygift #bathbombs #diy

DIY Rose Milk Bath Bombs via The Nerdy Farm Wife

Craft these natural DIY rose milk bath bombs as DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! These beautiful heart-shaped bath bombs are naturally colored with rose clay and scented with a relaxing blend of essential oils, while creamy cocoa butter and milk powder are added for their extra skin-loving benefits. Find the recipe here.

Craft these DIY solid lotion bar hearts via The Nourished Life to give to your Valentine (or Galentine!) this Valentine's Day! Made using a simple combination of natural ingredients, solid lotion bars are a wonderful and mess free way to protect and nourish your dry skin. #valentines #galentines #valentinesdaygift #skincare #diy #solidlotion

DIY Solid Lotion Bar Hearts via The Nourished Life

Craft these DIY solid lotion bar hearts to give to your Valentine (or Galentine!) this Valentine’s Day! Made using a simple combination of natural ingredients, solid lotion bars are a wonderful and mess free way to protect and nourish your dry skin. Discover this DIY here.

The pattern for this beautiful DIY heart hanging basket via Apple Green Cottage makes practical DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Not only is this sturdy canvas hanging basket useful but it's also a lovely home decor piece.

DIY Hanging Basket via Apple Green Cottage

The pattern for this beautiful DIY heart hanging basket makes practical DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Not only is this sturdy canvas hanging basket useful but it’s also a lovely home decor piece. Get the free pattern here.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! These DIY matcha green tea butter bars are made with skin nourishing tea seed oil and matcha green tea. Perfect to gift for DIY Valentine's Day gifts, these solid lotion bars absorb quickly and won't leave skin feeling greasy.

DIY Matcha Green Tea Butter Bars via Soap Deli News

These DIY matcha green tea butter bars are made with skin nourishing tea seed oil and matcha green tea. Perfect to gift for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts, these solid lotion bars absorb quickly and won’t leave skin feeling greasy. Learn how to make them here.

These DIY herbal massage melts via The Nerdy Farm Wife make delightful DIY Valentine's Day gifts for your active Valentine, that enjoys hard work, but needs a little extra pampering at the end of the day.

DIY Herbal Massage Melts via The Nerdy Farm Wife

These DIY herbal massage melts for pain relief make delightful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your active Valentine. They are perfect for anyone who needs a little extra pampering at the end of the day. Learn to make them here.

These heart shaped DIY Earl Grey Macarons with Mouth-watering Lemon Swiss Buttercream via Indulge with Mimi are the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine's Day box of chocolates! Get the recipe and heart shaped template now at Indulge with Mimi.

DIY Heart Shaped Earl Grey Macarons via Indulge with Mimi

These heart shaped DIY Earl Grey Macarons with Mouth-watering Lemon Swiss Buttercream are the perfect alternative to the traditional Valentine’s Day box of chocolates! Get the recipe and heart shaped template now.

Learn how to make your own crystal geode soap eggs with hearts for stunning DIY Valentine's Day gifts!

Geode Soap Tutorial with Hearts via Soap Deli News

Create truly unique DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart with this geode soap tutorial! Inside each soap geode you’ll find a glass-like heart nestled inside. Check out this love inspired soapmaking tutorial here.

This rose body butter recipe if perfect for DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Made with only natural ingredients, this vegan moisturizer nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy. #diy #valentinesdaygift #bodybutter #roses #giftsforher

Natural Rose Body Butter Recipe via Soap Deli News 

This rose body butter recipe if perfect for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Made with only natural ingredients, this vegan moisturizer nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy. Learn to make it now.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts! If Valentine's Day reminds you of romance, hearts and roses then you must make one of these gorgeous DIY Valentine's Day gifts! Each of these Valentine's Day gift ideas are thoughtfully made so your Valentine will not only be pleased with the gift, but get the warm and fuzzies too!

Want even more great DIY Valentine’s day gift ideas? You may also enjoy my other DIY Valentine’s Day gifts you can make and gift. Or find more fantastic DIY gift ideas on my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest board here.

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Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers (The Perfect DIY Treat for Skin)

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Try one of these 40+ beautiful mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers for a fun weekend project the entire family can enjoy! Or make them for last minute DIY gift ideas for friends and family!

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! Try one of these beautiful mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers for a fun weekend project the entire family can enjoy! Or make them for last minute DIY gift ideas for friends and family! #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty #diy #crafts #gifts #giftideas

The great thing about mason jars is that they are so eco-friendly. No matter how many times you use them, they can continue to be reused again and again. Even better, they don’t have to be used for food alone.

Shop this huge collection of mason jars and related materials for your mason jar crafts at Consumer Crafts and save both time & money!

Start using your mason jars now for creative projects other than food. This amazing collection of mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers are a perfect choice! Not only can you make these skin worthy mason jar crafts for and your family, they’re also great for gifting!

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers

I hope you enjoy my collection of mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers. Be sure to share your favorite of these mason jar crafts in the comments below. Or share your own  ideas for DIY mason jar crafts.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This Lemon Rosemary Scrub Recipe via Yesterday on Tuesday is made with naturally detoxifying and magnesium rich Epsom salt and boasts a fresh lemon scent. Plus there are free printable gift tags for the perfect homemade hostess gift! #masonjarcrafts #hostessgifts #bath #beauty #diy

Lemon Rosemary Scrub Recipe via Yesterday on Tuesday

This Lemon Rosemary Scrub Recipe is made with naturally detoxifying and magnesium rich Epsom salt and boasts a fresh lemon scent. Plus there are free printable gift tags for the perfect homemade hostess gift! Get the recipe here.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This homemade Gardener's Scrub Recipe via The Cottage Market is the perfect treat for dirty hands! Hand crafted using natural, fresh ingredients like lemon, coconut oil and thyme, this soothing scrub cleanses skin while also exfoliating rough calluses and moisturizing skin. #masonjarcrafts #gardening #scrubs #diy #coconutoil

Homemade Gardener’s Scrub via The Cottage Market

This Homemade Gardener’s Scrub Recipe is the perfect treat for dirty hands! Hand crafted using natural, fresh ingredients like lemon, coconut oil and thyme, this soothing scrub cleanses skin while also exfoliating rough calluses and moisturizing skin. Learn to make it now.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty

Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe via Soap Deli News

If you suffer from dry or problem skin that’s easily irritated by commercial solutions, this Aloe Vera Bath Melts Recipe is a great natural alternative! Not only are these DIY bath melts quick and easy to make, but they’re also a great mason jar crafts gift idea for friends and family! Make them now.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! These DIY rosemary sugar scrubs via On Sutton Place are made with a simple skin care recipe that consists of coconut oil, sugar and rosemary and make delightful party, hostess or wedding favors. #masonjarcrafts #diy #favors #skincare #scrubs #coconutoil #rosemary

Rosemary Sugar Scrub Recipe via On Sutton Place

These DIY Rosemary Sugar Scrubs are made with a simple skin care recipe that consists of coconut oil, sugar and rosemary essential oil. They make delightful party, hostess or wedding favors. Get the recipe and free printable mason jar labels here.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This homemade orange cream milk bath recipe via Personally Andrea is handmade using with sweet smelling orange essential oil, skin-soothing milk, cornstarch and baking soda. Hand stamp blank labels and you have the perfect homemade gift! #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty #diy

Orange Cream Milk Bath Recipe via Personally Andrea

This Homemade Orange Cream Milk Bath Recipe is handmade using with sweet smelling orange essential oil, skin-soothing milk, cornstarch and baking soda. Hand stamp blank round sticker labels with alphabet stamps and you have the perfect homemade gift! Learn how to make it now!

This sea salt face and body scrub recipe is loosely inspired by Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. Made using fine dead sea salt, this emulsified sea salt face and body scrub recipe has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties.

Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub via Soap Deli News

Loosely inspired by Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub, this emulsified sea salt face & body scrub has a creamy texture and is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Ingredients like mango butter, fractionated coconut oil and lanolin help to condition and protect skin while dead sea salt lends its natural healing properties. Get the recipe here.

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers to Make and Gift! Learn how to make this easy homemade strawberry smoothie foaming whipped salt scrub recipe! It's made with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties. #masonjarcrafts #strawberry #skincare #smoothie #diy #scrubs

Strawberry Smoothie Salt Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News

Learn how to make this easy Homemade Strawberry Smoothie Foaming Whipped Salt Scrub Recipe! It’s handmade with real strawberry powder which is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C and has natural skin soothing properties. Grab this mason jar crafts salt scrub recipe here.

Easy Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This natural orange mint sugar scrub recipe via A Blissful Nest not only exfoliates skin, it also leaves your skin feeling so clean and soft. #scrubs #masonjarcrafts #diy #sugarscrub #easycrafts

Orange Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe via A Blissful Nest

This easy, all natural Orange Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe not only exfoliates skin, it also leaves your skin feeling so soft and clean. Plus you’ll love the uplifting fragrance made from a simple blend of orange and peppermint essential oils. Discover the recipe here.

Gift Worthy Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! This chamomile lavender oatmeal milk bath recipe from Shaken Together is made with skin soothing powdered milk and oatmeal along with natural chamomile flowers and lavender essential oil. It's incredibly easy to make and is perfect for homemade gifts! #masonjarcrafts #gifts #giftideas #beauty #skincare #diy

Chamomile Lavender Milk Bath Recipe via Shaken Together

This Chamomile Lavender Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe is also perfect for packaging inside a mason jar. Made with skin soothing powdered milk and finely ground oatmeal, this natural skin care recipe also contains chamomile flowers and lavender essential oilGet the recipe here.

Mason Jar Crafts You Can Make and Gift! This DIY Unicorn Spa Jar via The Gunny Sack makes a delightful gift for unicorn lovers! Using a combination of purchased and handmade components, this DIY includes recipes for unicorn bath bombs, a unicorn foot soak and unicorn soap and sugar scrubs! #unicorns #masonjarcrafts #masonjargifts #diy #bathbombs

DIY Unicorn Spa Jar via The Gunny Sack

This DIY Unicorn Spa Jar makes a delightful gift for unicorn lovers! Using a combination of purchased and handmade components, this mason jar DIY includes recipes for unicorn bath bombs, a unicorn foot soak and unicorn soap and sugar scrubs! Get the skinny on this DIY now.

Also be sure to check out my own DIY unicorn glitter body butter, tri-color unicorn eyeshadow and tri-color unicorn body balm for alternate mason jar additions!

Unicorn Rainbow Poop Moldable Sugar Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this fun sparkly, glittery rainbow colored moldable sugar scrub with my original semi-solid rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Unicorn Rainbow Moldable Sugar Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News

Learn how to make this fun sparkly unicorn inspired, rainbow moldable sugar scrub with this original, unique semi-solid rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape! Discover the DIY here.

This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin love like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe via Soap Deli News

This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin love like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it’s emulsified it doesn’t feel oily on skin – making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It’s so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too! Learn to make it now!

Mason Jar Crafts for Bath & Beauty Lovers! Try one of these 40+ beautiful mason jar crafts for bath & beauty lovers for a fun weekend project the entire family can enjoy! Or make them for last minute DIY gift ideas for friends and family! #masonjarcrafts #bath #beauty #diy #crafts #gifts #giftideas

More Great Mason Jar Crafts to DIY

Be sure to check out my post on the best whipped sugar scrubs to buy or DIY for more great gift worthy DIY’s. Or discover more great bath & beauty mason jar crafts on my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board.

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Kids Craft Projects for When You’ve Hit Your Limit

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Are your kids driving you crazy? Retreat into some quiet time for yourself with this collection of 12 DIY kids craft projects for when you’ve hit your limit! (Plus a rockin’ printable chore chart with a rewards system for crafty prizes!)

Are your kids driving you crazy? Retreat into some quiet time for yourself with this collection of 12 DIY kids craft projects for when you've hit your limit! (Plus a rockin' printable chore chart with a rewards system for crafty prizes!)

We’ve all been there. The weather’s been crap for days. The kids are going stir crazy and you, well you’re trying to contain yourself so you don’t scream at anyone and come off as a raving lunatic. As someone who has already raised a child to adulthood AND seen him off to college, becoming a new stepmother in May admittedly came with a new set of challenges.

Granted my son turned out better than I could have ever hoped and I’m incredibly proud of both him and his accomplishments. However, he was one kid. I now have three more. Two we have on a 50-50 split and a third accompanies those two every other weekend. So I basically went from being a quite content empty nester to dealing with kid overload in an instant. And when your parenting skills are a lot different than what they expect and are used to, well. It becomes a learning experience for the entire family.

However, before I share with you one of the ways I dealt with recurring issues I had with the kids, I first want to share a collection of my favorite kids craft projects to keep them entertained WITHOUT television so you can get that break from chaos that you need.

Kids Craft Projects They’ll Love

DIY Light Bulb Aquariums for Marimo Moss Balls that Kids Can Make! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Light Bulb Aquarium

This easy kids craft project for a DIY light bulb aquarium is suitable for kids of all ages (elementary school and up.) They’ll have a blast assembling small toys, stones and beads inside a glass light bulb to create a tiny aquarium home for a marimo moss ball! Find the tutorial at Soap Deli News here.

Fun Kids Craft Projects! Learn how to make these DIY food erasers via The Paper Mama blog. Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Food Erasers

These fun food erasers are a great way for kids to explore creativity while also making a functional craft that they can use afterwards! Your kids will have a blast using using eraser clay to create their own custom erasers to use at school and share with friends! Find this DIY now at The Paper Mama blog here.

DIY Polar Bear Soap Tutorial for Kids! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Polar Bear Soap

This easy polar bear soap project is made using a melt and pour soap base. So if your kids can use a microwave, they can make this soap! Not only will they enjoy using these homemade soaps in the tub, but they can make extras to gift to friends and family! Find this soapmaking project at Soap Deli News here.

Kids Craft Project Idea for making DIY Shrinky Dink Charms with free printable patterns - including a unicorn! - via Ooly blog! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Shrinky Dink Charms

Kids will love making their own DIY Shrinky Dink Charms! They can turn use the free printable templates or create their own drawings to turn into charms for their backpack or fun necklaces or magnets. Find the tutorial and free printables at Ooly blog here.

DIY Wood Bead Doll Necklace via Craftberry Bush Blog! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Wooden Bead Doll Necklace

There are so many possibilities with this necklace DIY from Craftberry Bush. Kids can paint doll faces or even make fun animals like panda bears or cats! Not only are the materials for this kids craft project easy to source, but this is a fun idea for a girls only slumber party too! Find the tutorial at Craftberry Bush here.

Borax Free Slime DIY for Kids from DIY Candy! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

Borax Free Play-Doh Slime DIY

This easy Play-Doh slime recipe is borax free so there’s no worry over mixing mishaps or potential chemical burns from extended playtime. Plus, if you have younger kids, it’s likely you already have all of these ingredients on hand! Find the recipe now at DIY Candy blog here.

DIY Gelli Printing Tutorial! Gelli printing is monoprinting using a gel printing plate. Because the gelli plate is made out of a gel, it's extra sensitive surface will imprint any texture that it is sitting upon or covered with. So you can use materials such as bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create unique and beautiful prints.

DIY Gelli Printing

If your kids love art, then they’ll definitely love gelli printing! Not only is gelli printing super easy and rewarding, but the availability of all-in-one kits makes this project even easier to dig right into! And your kids can create artwork for their rooms and the fridge! (These are also amazing framed!) Find the tutorial at Soap Deli News here.

Kids Craft Projects! Learn how to make these super cute DIY craft stick dolls via Teawagontales blog! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Craft Stick Dolls

These super cute craft stick dolls are so much fun to make at just about any age! (I even want to try these myself!) Design little dolls on wooden craft sticks using washi tape, buttons, colored pens and embellishments you have stashed in your craft drawer! Get inspired via the original post at Teawagontales blog here.

Get your kids to make these fun and functional DIY winter magnet clips via hello, Wonderful! When not keeping chips and cereal bags closed they can be used to create fun scenes on the fridge for imaginative playtime. Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Winter Magnet Clips

These fun and functional DIY winter magnet clips are perfect for both the kids and parents alike! When not keeping chips and cereal bags closed they can be used to create fun winter scenes on the fridge for imaginative play. Find the tutorial to make them now at hello, Wonderful blog here.

Kids will love this DIY craft project via hello, Wonderful! blog for making a rainbow town from recycling materials! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

Recycled Rainbow Town DIY

Kids can scourge through the recycle bin for this fun DIY project! With a collection of free printables on the website along with your own discarded cardboard and printer paper, kids can create and color a happy little town for stand up characters to play in. This is a great kids craft project for families with kids of mixed ages because everyone can join in on the fun! Find the tutorial now at hello, Wonderful! blog here.

Kids Craft Projects! Kids will have a blast painting these DIY galaxy rocks via Color Made Happy Blog! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Galaxy Painted Rocks

Painted rocks are quickly coming back around as a hot craft trend – and for good reason! Now only is this kids craft project inexpensive to explore, but kids can also have fun hiding and hunting for their painted rocks inside on a rainy day. Find the tutorial for these painted rocks at Color Made Happy here.

Kids Craft Project for DIY Painted Dinosaurs from Craft & Creativity Blog! Plus more DIY kids crafts projects to keep the kids occupied so you can enjoy some "me" time!

DIY Painted Dinosaurs

These painted dinosaurs are loads of fun! Transform toy dinosaurs into party animals using paints and pom poms, googly eyes and little toy hats! Learn how to make these now at Craft & Creativity blog here.

Now that I’ve (hopefully) inspired you with some of my favorite kids craft projects, why not also us them as incentives for good behavior? (And give them a break from all that screen time overload.)

As I stated previously, zero to three kids within a two week time frame was, well, insightful. At some point I just hit pure exhaustion. Not only was I starting to feel like everyone’s maid, but there was the mouse incident.

The kids aren’t allowed to have food in their rooms for obvious reasons. And as it turned out, one child had forgotten about chocolate under her bed, while another had hidden plates of food in her hideaway bed. We got mice. And by the time we finally discovered all of the hidden food, the mouse incident was more like an infestation. As cute as they were, those little rodents kept growing. And then they started multiplying.

Unfortunately, it took us a while to get rid of all the resident mice. So I’m still checking their favorite spots weekly to make sure new mice aren’t moving in partially out of paranoia. And thus my chore chart system was initiated. My husband, well, he had his doubts at first. (It’s a guy thing, right?) But after several weeks we were in agreement that it really has made some positive changes within our new mixed family.

Kids Chore Chart Idea with Kids Craft Projects from a Prize Box as an incentive to go above and beyond and to help them explore their creativity.

For the Love of Chore Charts

The goal of my chore charts was to gear them toward an introduction into real life once they’re out in the world and getting jobs of their own. It requires they do a minimum number of chores on a point system. If they meet the seven day point requirement then they did their job. If they fall short, they lose television and internet privileges the following weekend. However, if they go above and beyond, there are rewards. It also teaches them responsibility, respect for their space and that of others and it helps us all work together toward common goals. The prizes then encourage their creativity in the form of kids craft projects. (Not to mention they’re developing better habits so it all seems less like work to them moving forward.)

The minimum number of points each child needs over a two week period (in which we have them for seven days) is 25 points. This leaves room to skip or forget a few things. (I mean, I’m not Cruella.) They can then do bonus chores to earn bonus points if they slip or to reach the reward goal of 30 points.

Kids Chore Chart Idea with Kids Craft Projects from a Prize Box as an incentive to go above and beyond and to help them explore their creativity.

30 points is where it gets crafty. Literally. Because I basically created a prize box for 30 points. It’s filled with $5 options that include craft kits and supplies, stickers, treats or winner’s choice for a family game night – even their choice of an after dinner dessert. There’s also the option of a big box pass. Choosing two passes from the small box allows them to then choose a prize out of the big box. Big box prizes include cool kids craft projects around $10-$15 (I found a lot of these on sale or purchased them with 50% off coupons) like a wood burning kit with a tv tray and a tie-dye kit with a t-shirt.

Are your kids driving you crazy? Retreat into some quiet time for yourself with this collection of 12 DIY kids craft projects for when you've hit your limit! (Plus a rockin' printable chore chart with a rewards system for crafty prizes!)

Want to give my chore chart a try for your kids? You can print fill-in-the-blank version of my chore chart here. Then be sure to let me know how it works for your family. Or, share successes you’ve had using your own chore chart system as well as some of your favorite kids craft projects!

For more kids craft projects that challenge their creativity, be sure to visit my DIY for Wee Ones Pinterest board. It’s full of great crafts projects for kids they can make themselves as well as cool projects you can craft for them!

For even more of my ideas and kids craft projects you can follow me on PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. You can also subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

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DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall That Will Wow Your Neighbors

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Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O’ Lanterns that don’t last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece!

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

Hosting your own pumpkin paint night is a snap. I simply provided boxed wines, snacks, paints and craft supplies while my guests brought their own paper mache pumpkins. If you don’t already have an arsenal of craft supplies on hand, you could also request that each guest bring a small container of paint and/or their own brushes in addition to the pumpkin of their choice. A pumpkin paint night is also a great idea as an alternate adult or teen Halloween party!

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

Following are some of the highlights from my pumpkin paint night I hosted last week when my friends and I created our own DIY painted pumpkins. But don’t forget to read to the end to see how you can recreate my sparkle painted pumpkin – plus more fall craft ideas!

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

Everyone that attended had their own fantastic ideas for how to paint their pumpkins.

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

Whitney added orange and black stripes to her pumpkin while Allison created a bright and cheery teal and white pumpkin with pink glitter swirls and yellow accents. (Allison’s husband was in attendance too, however he worked on painting a t-shirt as a part of his Halloween costume.)

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

My friend Cathy created a multi-face painted pumpkin.

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So as the pumpkin was turned you were presented with a new face! How cool is that?! (Be sure to hit play to see all of the painted pumpkin faces!

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

She also painted a wooden “poison” Halloween sign.

And I, of course, painted a sparkly glitter themed pumpkin! Here’s how it was done.

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

DIY Painted Pumpkins with Glitter

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Materials & Supplies:

Paper mache pumpkin
Teal & lime green paint
Matte Mod Podge
Foam brushes
Krylon Glitter Shimmer Spray
Strong craft paint
Glitters
Ribbons

Instructions:

Cover your work surface with newspaper or a paper towel to protect it from paint. Then, using a foam brush, apply teal paint to the entire body of the pumpkin minus the stem. Allow the first coat of paint to dry completely then apply a second coat.

Once dried, use a foam brush to randomly apply Mod Podge to a front section of the pumpkin. Then sprinkle blue and green glitter onto the wet Mod Podge.

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

Once the Mod Podge dries, use a strong craft glue – I used E6000 craft adhesive – to glue a scrapbook chipboard phrase of your choice onto and across the front of the pumpkin.

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

Next, paint the stem of your pumpkin green. Then, while the paint is still wet, gently blow blue glitter into the wet paint on the pumpkin stem. Once dry, finish your pumpkin with 2-3 coats as desired of perfectly pink Krylon glitter shimmer spray.

DIY Painted Pumpkins for Fall! Rather than fuss with the mess of carving Jack O' Lanterns that don't last past Halloween, this year I decided to create my own DIY painted pumpkins! I even hosted a pumpkin paint night for me and my friends. I thought everyone came up with some really fantastic ideas for painting their pumpkins. And not only are these DIY painted pumpkins perfect for Halloween, but they can also be brought indoors for a seasonal fall table centerpiece! #pumpkins #diy #fall #halloween

Finally tie teal and green ribbons onto your painted pumpkin’s stem. I used long pieces of ribbon and tied the two ribbons together into a bow twice. Then I tied the leftover long ribbon ends into a bow again but this time I tied the teal and green ribbons into bows separately.

DIY Halloween Tombstones from Upcycled Cereal Boxes! Learn how to craft your own DIY Halloween Tombstones using upcycled cereal boxes and add a faux graveyard to your outdoor Halloween decorations! Making your own DIY Halloween tombstones is both easy and fun. And because this project doesn't require any technical skill, the whole family can join in on the fun!

If you like our ideas for DIY painted pumpkins, then also be sure to check out these other no carve fall pumpkins. You may also enjoy my project for making DIY Halloween tombstones from upcycled cereal boxes. You can find that Halloween DIY here. Or gather even more fall inspiration from these non-food bath and body Halloween treats including anatomically correct heart bath bombs and bloody brains on foam deli meat trays.

DIY Cream Eyeshadows! If you love makeup as much as I do, then you're going to want to check out these DIY cream eyeshadows! Not only are they super pigmented, but they also contain eco-friendly glitter! So not only will you feel great about wearing a product you've made yourself, but you can rock out the sparkle too!

If Halloween makeup is more up your alley, then you must check out my color customizable, bold DIY cream eyeshadows. They also have glitter. Or alternately, you may prefer my recipes for making your own DIY Halloween grease makeup paints. You can find that DIY via my guest post at The Nourished Life blog.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap that You Can Mold! A Fun Weekend DIY Project for All Ages!

Prefer seasonal fall projects to Halloween? Take a peek at these amazing artisan fall soaps for inspiration or learn how to make my 3-D moldable pumpkin spice soap. You can also learn how to make your own natural pumpkin spice roll-on perfume (also via a guest post) or check out this fantastic collection of twelve fab fall skin care recipes you simply won’t be able to resist.

Also be sure to follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas Pinterest board for even more great fall crafts ideas along with my Jonesing for Crafts and DIY Bath & Body boards. In addition, you can find and follow me on Instagram as well as G+TumblrFacebookTwitterPinterest and Blog Lovin’. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

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