I may be somewhat addicted to perusing the various DIY pins on Pinterest. Over time, I’ve found that there’s quite a mix of ones that are completely misleading/lies, ones from people who have way more skill than I do, and ones that are actually reasonably possible.
So, in between chugging away on piecing a quilt that I can’t show you yet, I decided to try out a couple of the projects I’ve pinned over the past few months.
The Win: Lemon Sea Salt Bath Scrub
I’m cursed with dry skin, and this 5 month winter has not been kind. After spending $16 on a jar of sugar scrub from a mall store that lasted all of three weeks (because I tried really hard to make it last), I decided I needed a cheaper option.
I didn’t follow any one pin (there are so many), but broke them down to the essentials and combined coarse sea salt and kosher salt (for two different levels of exfoliating), enough sunflower oil to make it feel like it was the right consistency, and a few drops of lemon essential oil to make it smell good. I liked it more than the store-bought, and now have a drive to play around with all types of scents and oils to perfect it. Best of all—I managed to make the same amount as the store bought for around $8 in startup materials, and if I purchase more salt ($3), I can still make at least one more batch with what I have leftover of the other materials. That’s much closer to what I prefer to spend on bath stuff.
The Epic Fail: Cake Pop/Ball Things
The first part of making cake pops is easy. The cake came out fine. Mixing it into the icing went well. It’s just the ball/pop formation, melting the white chocolate, and dipping them that was a disaster.
It really didn’t go well. They were tasty, at least. I still have some un-dipped ones frozen to give it another shot after buying more white chocolate chips. Maybe those will go better, but perhaps I should just stick to fabric and non-edible crafts.
Do you attempt Pinterest DIY projects? What’s your favorite?