DIY Frozen Elsa Pumpkin Tutorial from A Pumpkin & a Princess. A fake white pumpkin is covered in Krylon Glitter Blast. I’ve used Glitter Blast and it is sparkly – but I have also used the recommended sealer spray that is sold to seal the glitter blast coat.
DIY Bacon Candle Tutorial from Nerds and Nonsense. This is an easy tutorial using bacon grease. There are lots of tips on how not to set yourself on fire making bacon candles and that involves mixing the grease with soy and beeswax. I’m a vegetarian but I know lots of people who are not and love the smell of bacon. Filing under “manly gifts” here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/manly-gifts
DIY No Sew Folded Felt Basket Tutorial and Pattern from The Artisan Life. There is a downloadable PDF pattern and the blogger writes that you can use leather, pleather, cardstock, scrapbook paper, watercolor paper etc…
DIY Lavender Bath Salts Recipe from Everything Etsy. This is a more luxurious recipe because it calls for Himalayan salt. If I was giving this as a gift, I’d definitely list the ingredients. For more DIY beauty and spa recipes including roundups from 2012, 2013 and summer 2014 go here.