DIY this Diwali | Gifts made with love

If someone gives you a handmade present they are not being cheap, consider the time they spent finding the materials and making you a unique and special gift. They did it because they love you. I always make gifts.

Miss Mae

People say that I am a very emotional person, but I’d rather be dead than not be emotional! I believe that passion stems from emotions and a feeling of belonging towards anything. Our family and friends fall in the category of people we tend to share our emotions and love with and its a fact that during festive season we go out of our way to make our loved ones feel special and happy. Giving handmade gifts is an awesome way to show you care.

This Diwali try making handmade gifts, they are typically ecofriendly and very cute. So heres me sharing some quick and easy DIYs that you can make this Diwali and earn some brownie points :).

The Homemade Calendula Soapx

Things you need

  • 4 Cavity Silicone Mold
  • 250 gms Goat Milk Melt & Pour Soap Base
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Calendula petals
  • 6-7 drops Calendula Essential Oil
  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
  • Cling wrap
  • Burlap string
  • Glittery packing material

Method

  1. Chop 250 gms of Goat Milk Melt and Pour Soap Base into small, uniform cubes.
  2. Place them into a heat-safe container and melt in the microwave for 3 minutes. Stop & Stir between each 30 second burst.
  3. Once the melted soap base is ready, add 2 tbsp of Brown Sugar and Calendula petals and mix throughly using a wooden spoon, ensure no lumps are present.
  4. Add six to seven drops of calendula oil, you can also add any other other essential oil per your preference.
  5. Pour the soap into the 4 Cavity Silicone Mold. After each pour, spray the soap with 99% isopropyl alcohol to get rid of any bubbles. Allow the soap to fully cool and harden.
  6. Remove the soaps from the mold. Cover in plastic wrap to prevent glycerin dew.
  7. Finally wrap them up induvidually or add them to a soap hamper to gift. Dont forget to add some glitter and ribbons to give it a festive look.

The Thoughtful Rose Bath Salt

Things you need

  • 1 Pack of regular/unscented epsom salt or foot salt for soaking
  • 10 drops Rose essential oil
  • 2 tbsp Rose petals
  • Few drops of Pink food color
  • Burlap string
  • Glass Jar

Method

  1. Take a plastic bowl and add epsom salt,
  2. 10 drops of rose essential oil and pink food color to it.
  3. Throughly stir and mix the contents of the bowl to ensure that the color is even across the mixture
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of rose petals to the mixture and pour all the contents to a Mason Jar.
  5. Flip the jar cap and write the message for your loved one and twist it back on the jar
  6. Tie a burlap string or any other decor of your choice to the jar to personalize it further for the festive season.
  7. You can add this jar to the soap hamper as well and gift it as a spa kit too. Enjoy!

The Delightful Mercury Vase

Things you need

  1. 1 Glass bottle or clear vase
  2. Water in a Spray bottle
  3. Silver metallic spray paint bottle
  4. Tissue paper

Method

  1. Use a glass bottle or recycle a jar/ clear jam jar available at home for this DIY.
  2. Spray the silver paint on the inside of the jar and allow it to cover ground by swiftly turning the jar.
  3. Follow up quickly by spritzing the water lightly into the inside of the jar and allowing it to form a droplet like effect.
  4. Dab excess of the paint and water with a tissue paper or a kitchen towel
  5. Reapply the coats for a more prominent mercury like effect.
  6. You can also do this with a gold metallic spray paint, but for the real mercury effect, silver is preferred.

Hope you loved making these DIY gifts and had a lot of fun curating the materials and putting in your heart and soul. I am sure your loved will enjoy these gifts as much as you did making them.

Tell me if you recently made any DIY gifts ready to be shipped to your friends and family for this festive season? I am all ears

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