Friday, May 20, 2011

Finally! Mother's Day Projects Exposed

I know I promised I would post this first thing this week...and here it is Friday. But, better late than never right? Its been one of THOSE weeks, the ones that have you running around everywhere!

Here are the gifts that we gave to our Moms and Grandmothers this past Mother's Day, and instructions on how you can make them yourself.

So, here are the three homemade gifts we made:

Key Lime Pie in a Jar

16 Ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
3/4 Cup Key Lime Juice (I used fresh squeezed)
14 Ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Teaspoon Grated Lime Zest
1 Sleeve Graham Crackers Crushed

1. Use an electric mixer to mix together cream cheese, lime juice, and condensed milk. 
2. When mixture is smooth mix in lime zest
3. Spoon mixture into jars, cups, bowls, etc. Layering with Graham cracker crumbs on the bottom, on the top or in-between the key lime mixture. 
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving. 
Enjoy with whipped cream!

Chalkboard Ribbon Planter

Chalkboard Spray Paint (in color of choice)
Flower Pot
Glue Gun

1. Using the directions on the back of the spray paint coat the flower pot. I used 2 light coats per pot.
2. Once the paint has dried for 24 hours choose your ribbon.
3. Hot Glue the ribbon around the top of the pot - we also added bows, layered ribbons, etc. 
4. Add soil and plant to the pot (We grew nasturtiums from seed)
5. Use the chalk to write a note on the pot

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
Juice from 1 Large Lemon
1 Tblsp. Lemon Zest
1/4  Cup Almond Oil (Olive Oil can be used as well)

1. Roll the lemon on the counter to smoosh the juice out of the fruit inside.
2. Cut lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a measuring cup. Mix an equal amount of water into the lemon juice. 
3. In a bowl add sugar, almond oil (I only used 1/4 cup, some people like more), lemon juice and zest. Stir well until a paste is formed. More sugar can be added if you feel the mixture should be thicker.
4. Add to decorative jars.
Sugar Scrubs will keep for about a week in the refrigerator. 

Now that Mother's Day has come and gone, what is everyone doing for Father's Day??? 


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Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

Those look awesome. Thanks for the great ideas!

I just found your blog through one of the Sunday blog hops! Can't wait to read more. Hope you have a good week.

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