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November 16, 2011

Pretty DIY Gifts for the Girls

{photo credit: delightfully tacky}

I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about holiday gifting! This year, I promised myself that I would not put off getting started on my handmade gifts. This weekend I got some cinnamon-infused whiskey going (recipe’s here), and now, I’m ready to get cracking on presents for my lady friends. Here are some budget-friendly beauty DIYs that are topping my must-make list this year:

I love the folksy, vintage vibe of these floral pocket mirrors.

This olive oil-honey sugar scrub sounds divinely moisturizing.

I’ll bet this candy cane scrub is going to smell so nice.

These no-sew braided headbands will take next to no time to make. ()

I cannot wait to make these colorful hair combs.

Whipping up a big batch of bath salts is easy. Here’s a basic recipe for both a lavender and a rose version. I would tweak it a bit and instead of using soap coloring add real dried lavender and rose buds.

For gift-wrap, I think I’m going to go with the recycled route, but maybe instead of sewing the bags closed, I’ll punch holes along the border and thread leftover yarn through. Goodness knows I’m never at a loss for grocery bags!  –Meghan

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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