Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Gifts

It's that time of year for support staff recognition at school.  Although the cutesy things that the students make are totally adorable and welcomed by all, they don't last long until they are tossed out.

A couple of weeks ago I saw this recipe for a lemon sugar hand scrub.  (Why is it that I keep wanting to write "lemon pepper" instead of "lemon sugar?"  Maybe I'm hungry?)  It will be a great gift for several people without breaking the bank, or this teacher's budget.  (Doesn't the fabric on top look like fried eggs?)     

I told Joy, my partner in crime, what I was going to be doing, and sent her a file asking if she could print the gift tags in color.  I need a new printer, but that's another story.  Of course she said yes.  She brought me the copies and before I even looked at them, she told me that she had given them to her husband to print out on his great printer at work.  She said that when he opened the file he wanted to "fix it."  She told him no.  He said that the words didn't fit.  She firmly told him that the way the file was must be the way that I designed it and to leave it alone.  So he printed this on card stock and vellum, 40 tags worth:   

It took me a while before I realized what had happened. I had designed these tags using a free font that I had downloaded onto my computer.  When his computer opened this file it didn't have this font installed, so it substituted.

I told Joy that we would make it work.  Then we laughed at my feeble attempt to play the princess saying that this wasn't what I wanted and it just would not work ~whine~whine~whine.  She told me that I needed to work on my princess factor, because it was just not working. 

So in my best passive-aggressive manner, I secretly made the change with re-labeling the jars, because I did not like the labels and honestly could not think of a way to make them my liking.     

Now that I think of it, the printed tags may have a use.  I can cut them to show just the graphic on the front, and on the back I can write that this little gift is from 3rd grade.  Hang that little tag onto the gifts and it will be fine. 

23 more days, but who's counting?!

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Lauren @ 31diy said...

This link caught my attention because I'm thinking of making one of the sugar scrubs that I found on Condo Blues. I love this lemon hand scrub idea too!


Kindra-At Home With K said...

This sounds wonderful! What a wonderful gift for a friend. Your packaging is great as well!

I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

Ruth H. said...

I've got to try this! When we were in FL a couple of weeks ago, a boutique I went into had samples out of a handscrub. My hands felt amazing afterwards, and I've been on the hunt for a scrup recipe. Thanks for sharing!

RHoNW said...

I am a new follower. I love this for a gift and for a craft for my mom's group :). They are so cute!

ritajoy@harbourbreeze said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and I'm glad to be introduced to yours. I love this homemade scrub fact I might use it in an upcoming class! Thanks for the idea! And I've been admiring your beautiful sewing skills...

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

It is just what teachers do...count the days...we have your closer than us!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I am now following you!
I really need to make the Lemon hand scrub! Love the presentation of it!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten this week! I love this project!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Jan! I'm so trying this at home. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Hope you join us again this Sunday starting at 5 pm, PST.