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Make 3 homemade gifts your host will remember Forgo the proverbial bottle of red wine and give the party host something you made just for them. Lauren Pesta, 29, showed us three crafts that make perfect gifts. — Jess Knight
An exfoliating sugar scrub. Whip up a soothing beauty remedy for a fraction of the cost by mixing together a few ingredients. Pesta said this sugar scrub is perfect for winter dry skin and smells great. To make it, combine about one cup brown sugar, four tablespoons of pumpkin spice, break open four vitamin E capsules (Pesta said buying capsules of vitamin E is cheaper), add a tablespoon or so of coconut oil and about a quarter cup of extra virgin olive oil (enough to combine the ingredients). When you have a consistency you like, put it in a jar and tie with ribbon or twine.
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A personalized recipe book. Pesta, like many of us, is obsessed with Pinterest, but said she often forgets about most of the recipes she pins. For friends and family, she makes personalized recipe books with recipes from their Pinterest boards. She finds the recipe and copies it onto craft paper, then decorates each page. The gift is meaningful, useful and fun.
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An easy apron. For friends who love to cook, Pesta likes to make aprons from funky and vintage tea towels. She finds most of her materials at craft stores. To make one, she uses about three yards of cord, rope or ribbon and stitch witchery, a fusible bonding web that will save you a step on sewing. Lay out your tea towel horizontally, center the cord over the back of the tea towel at the top, leaving enough room to fold the tea towel over the cord. Using stitch witchery, adhere the tea towel together around the cord and iron. And since no good cook is in the kitchen without wine, Pesta likes to wrap the apron around a bottle of the friend’s favorite bottle to complete the gift.
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Looking for more? Find more craft ideas from Lauren Pesta at Out of Your Mind Creations on Facebook.
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Lauren Pesta, 29, models an apron she made from a vintage tea towel. ZACH BOYDEN-HOLMES/ JUICE
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