TCL’s Craft Star, Alisun Abbott, stopped by the TCL studio with some fun environmentally-friendly gift ideas you can make yourself.
DIY Bath Bars
1 Cup of Citric Acid ( used in bread making and canning)
2 Cups of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Corn Starch
2 Tablespoons of Epsom Salt
2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
2 Tablespoons of water
¾ cup of dried flowers
40 drops of essential oil
Reusable container to gift
Mix Dry Ingredients – excluding the dried flowers, we will add those last.
In a separate container combine: coconut oil, water and essential oils.
Add wet mixture to dry ingredients very slowly.
When the mixture is able to keep it shape when you squeeze it, it is ready to be added to the silicon molds.
Add a few sprinkles of the dried flowers to the mixture.
With your hands, add the mixture to the molds. Wait 24 hours to remove the bars from the molds.
You can also make these without the molds. Just roll the mixture into small balls.
Gift the bath bars in a reusable container.
Reusable Silverware Set
Small Cosmetic Bag
Reusable cutlery, lightweight is ideal
Antibacterial hand wash
Place a piece of cardboard the size of the interior of the bag to prevent paint leaking through inside of the bag.
Paint the bag, let it dry
Add the cutlery contents
Gift and say goodbye- to single use silverware!
Charming Gift Wrap
-Wrap your gift in craft paper, personalize and embellish with items the recipient can use again or with items that create little waste.
For more craft ideas, visit Alisun’s website here.