Thursday, May 5, 2011

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner and in true fashion, I procrastinated on my gift making.
I do best under pressure...at least that is what I keep telling myself:).
I had wanted to post this long ago, but maybe this will help fellow procrastinators who are looking for a sweet gift!
I focused on "hands" as my theme.
As Moms we do so much to care for our loved ones with our hands.
So, I came up with this:

Lemon Sugar Scrub to keep Mom's hands soft and pretty and a pair of sweet ruffled rubber gloves.
Here is the recipe for the sugar scrub...

Lemon Sugar Scrub
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup olive oil {vegetable is fine, too}
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon extract or a few drops of essential oil

Mix everything together in a bowl and transfer to small jars.
I used little canning jars, but anything will work.
The scrub is good for at least two weeks.


I don't have a tutorial for the gloves, but they are really simple to make.
I have seen them in specialty stores and just fell in love with the idea!

 I cut my fabric to the desired ruffle length and then hemmed the bottom edge.
The measurements were about 4 1/2 inches by 20 inches.
Then, I sewed a loose stitch and puckered the fabric.
At this point, sew the two sides together and then pin the ruffle {right side} to the outside of the glove.
When you are finished sewing, it will fold down so there is no seam showing.
Does that make sense?

This is what it looks like from the inside of the glove.

Here is what the finished product should resemble.
It is a little tricky sewing with rubber.
I do recommend buying the flocked gloves {with the cotton inside}.

I hope this helps:).


They look so darling when worn.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day and I hope you all get to spend some time remembering or treasuring your Mother.
 I feel so grateful for everything that my Mom has done for me and am so lucky to see her daily.
She continues to be such a blessing in my life:).

~Julia 

12 comments:

Carissa said...

I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Looks like I'm off to the store for some rubber gloves! :-)

Carissa

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Julia...I have seen these gloves before in catalogs but yours are better and totally adorable! I am really glad you shared the sugar scrub recipe...this time of year my hands are a mess from working outside. I think it's great that you appreciate your mom...there is something so special about the bond between a mother and daughter...have a happy weekend. ~Ann

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Once again another great idea from you! Your blog is always so sweet and homey! Love it!

Natalie said...

Fantastic gift idea for moms! I'm making a double batch of the scrub today. Thanks for the recipe!

Sandy said...

I love it! I am going to try the scrub! So love the photo with your girl wearing the gloves.

Thanks for making me smile! and for sharing.
Half my family incl. baby are having sinus infections and are coughing (me too :( )
Have a great weekend.

Sandy said...

By the way, don't think she'll be wanting to wear them in a couple of years...
Cause that means dishes! lol

Amanda said...

I'm afraid I'm a bit of a procrastinator myself.

That being said, I have around 12 hours to make this scrub and these gloves.

I'm sure it can be done;)

LOVEEEEEEEEE this idea!

J.C. said...

Happy Mother's Day, Julia! I hope your day is truly wonderful!

What lovely gift ideas, I plan to try both!

Johanna, Bittersweet Cottage

J.C. said...

Hi again, Julia! I just sent you a link (to the email you had listed below on the sidebar) to read my blog. I have made it private for a variety of reasons. If you get a chance, I would love to have you stop by! I had used your idea of the pretty doilies for garland on my mantel and would love for you to see it! It's a few posts down, from March 30.

I just love your blog and I get so much inspiration from it!

Have a great Mother's Day!

Johanna, Bittersweet Cottage

Kristiana said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm heading to the kitchen right now to make some!

Virginia Lee said...

I just found your blog, pure bliss, that's what I'm in right now. =)

I love how clean and simple it is and your ideas. I can't wait to look around. Nap time is still far away, but when it comes I'll be here.

Thank you!

Beloved's Bride said...

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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