Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Quench in Style a Tutorial

Handmade Lip Gloss

Completed Jar with box...

Lip Gloss inside of the box ready for giving...

We are famous here in SD for the weather changing rapidly, last week we hit an early cold spell and it is hanging on. We have resisted turning on the heater, yet my skin in already quickly drying out and my lips are cracking. I purchased the pots and stamps to make the lip gloss a while back from Clear Dollar Stamps

Here is where you can find the link for the complete directions on how to make the box. My box has one simple change I used a 1 1/2" circle punch for the window to keep the theme for the lip gloss pot. My friend Rochelle made the same box to hold smoochies you can see them here

LIP Gloss Directions...
1) Use a stainless steel sauce pan
2) Melt your Vaseline (1T Per pot you wish to fill)
3) Put into the melted Vaseline 1/4t. of Kool Aid (Per pot you wish to fill)
4) Mix til it is really dissolved and smooth
5) Fill your lip gloss pot
6) Decorate your pot
7) Construct your box
8) Place pot inside and tie off with ribbon

What I learned...
1) Microwave does not work for this project
a. Did not get the Vaseline hot enough to dissolve the Kool Aid properly
2) Fully Dissolve the Kool Aid in the Vaseline
3) This is a great project for kids they do need supervision the Vaseline is very hot, it does cool fast if you want to use the idea for a birthday party craft.

Give it a try this was a ton of fun for all of us! It is our plan to make up beauty kits for Christmas gifts using the lip gloss that is show in this post along with the glitter gel and some handmade soaps.

Happy Stamp Day!


Cheryl said...

Oh you enabler you!!!! LOL. I just got back from clear dollar stamps and ordered the stuff to make these adorable pots of lip gloss. What a great gift. You are totally AWESOME!!!

Wanda said...

WOW Sara, this is great. I'm going to scramble to get my "stuff" done today so I can run to Joann's tonight and pick up some pot jars. I suppose I should check to see if I have the other ingredients too!!! This looks like a LOT of fun. I'll let you know how it turns out!! TFS

Anonymous said...

This is awesome...you just amaze me!

Chris said...

that is waayyy cool!!! i might have to try this one for xmas too...you always have the best ideas!!! >"<

Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love it.....

HDMac said...

Although I love what you posted I could not read it on that busy background. I had to highlight it to attempt to read.

This is a darling idea for my granddaughters. Thank you