DIY Dollar Store Mother’s Day Gift

We are all about natural beauty here at Zest.  Mix in getting crafty with Dollar Store finds and we are talking a legit Zest it Up project!

When I spied these long wooden handled spa brushes for 99C, I immediately thought of Mother’s Day.  A little sprucing and crafting could easily turn them into something trendy and chic.  Ummmm.  I don’t know about you, but as a mom myself, I would love a little spoiling with a spa day for Mother’s Day.  If giving your Mama a spa day isn’t in the budget this year,  no fret!  This is a simple way to give her a chic spa day from the comfort of her own home.  A perfect way to spoil Mama without spoiling your wallet.

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Supplies

long wooden handled body brushes (found mine at the 99C Store)

1 pack of RIT dye (Navy)

1 container of epsom salt (99C Store, again)

fresh lavender (from my yard)

cool glass container from the thrift store

cozy towel (found the cute striped one at the 99C Store)

cool “basket” or container for holding all the goodies

optional: a great book, a scented candle, a bottle of wine, a face mask

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Mix the RIT dye according to package directions.  My wooden handles were raw, so I knew that they would soak up the dye.  If you have a handle with a sealed finish, just rub it down with sand paper so that the pores of the wood open up.

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 I used clothes pins to hold the handles in place as they soaked, because they need to sit in the dye for a good length of time.  Just check them after 30 minutes to see how they are soaking up the dye.  I wound up letting mine soak for two hours.

While they are soaking away, grab your epsom salt and lavender.

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Layer the epsom salt and lavender to make a simple but fragrant soak to spoil Mom.

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The stripes that the lavender created matched my dip dyed handles perfectly!

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Gather your goodies together with a great book for Mom to enjoy while she soaks the cares of the world away.  I chose the inspiring “In the Company of Women” by Grace Bonny…but maybe your Mama would love a fantastically trashy romance novel hahaha!  Just think of a read that will inspire her or transport her while she takes a “Spa Day” at home.

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I threw everything together in a cute wire basket that I found at a thrift store.  Altogether, it is a thrifty way to show how much you care this Mother’s Day.  “Proof is in the pudding” that you don’t have to break the bank in order to show your love.

Cheers to all you mamas!

xoxo

Chanda

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