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Homemade Gifts * My Craft Table

Today on My Craft Table – I am making gifts for an upcoming birthday part, new baby or housewarming. Those that follow my blog -know i live out in rural Louisiana. An hour away from any large store- and sometimes you need a quick gifts . So in my craft cabinet (Yes -I have one) I keep a few basic supplies and between that and the kitchen you can make some quick gifts for ant occasion.


  1. Coconut oil ( This is a local brand but buy what you can ) You will use it all the time.
  2. Pour & mold soap
  3. Beeswax pellets
  4. Additives ( Dried flowers and herbs from my garden)
  5. Fragrances
  6. Candle wax
  7. Empty containers
  8. Epson Salt
  9. And from the Kitchen – Sugar,Salt. Baking Soda ,Olive oils, spices it various.


Today Lets talk about Basic Sugar & Salt Scrubs – 


  1. 1/2 cup sugar (white or brown sugar- preferably organic)
  2. 1/2 cup oil (olive oil ,coconut,sunflower )
  3. Optional: essential oils of your preference.

To make it-

  1. Combine the coconut oil and one cup of the sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy.
  2. Add the essential oil while continuing to stir. This is when you would add coloring too.
  3. Add the remaining sugar until the formula reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Scrub away and love your super soft skin!



Try add Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon to Brown Sugar & Concoct Oil.  I place mine in pretty little jam mason jars and decorate for gift giving.


Salt Scrub Recipes-


Lately I was at the store and noticed Epson salts comes in flavors ( So give this a try) 

Epson Salt Scrup

1 Cup Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Epson salt ( comes in flavors)

Drops of matching fragrance



Sea Salt Scrub Recipe-



1 cup coarse sea salt, 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil, 5 to 7 drops of essential oil, and a 10-ounce glass container.( small jam mason jars)

  1. Add the salt. Pour 1 cup of salt into the empty glass container.
  2. Add the oil. …
  3. Add essential oil. …
  4. Stir the mixture. …
  5. Seal and gift.

Hope you enjoy these -Have fun and Experiment .  If any allergies just change out ingredients and substitute . More great gifts coming soon.  Lisa 




Diy  Teacher’s gift-

All those old containers I saved became useful. I used one to make this pencil contair for a quick and easy teachers gift.

Spray paint white and decorate with back to school theme papers and stickers. Have fun Lisa.

Fill with pencils and fun things for your teachers desk. 

Chocolate dipped Strawberries 

Chocolate dipped Strawberries for you Valentine Day 

I made these fast and easy for my parents .We have lunch plans to celebrate-lisa

Candle making

Perfect for Valentine’s Day  gift a candle made in an old tea cup.

Melt wax in microwave. Place wick in middle of cup ,pore wax and let set. You can put fragrance if you want to. Liss

Homemade Dog treats

Gift for our furry friends

From my kitchen

21/2 Cup of flour

1 top salt,1 egg,1 bouillon cube,1/2 Cup water(or use beef stock). Mix all ingredients and roll out-cut out.Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I use this as a base – I add flavors to taste.You can use Wheat or regular flour.Baby food is a great addition. Lisa