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Tuesday Night Craft Experiment

Fancy Powder January 15, 2010

Filed under: Completed Projects — momentpunch @ 10:44 am
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This project I decided to do on a whim. My time is limited these days, but I love participating in the craft swaps because I like getting things more than I like making things. Don’t we all? Don’t lie.

I’d been having trouble picking projects because of my time constraints. There are people on there that are requesting a knit komono sweater or a quilt. Since we only have two weeks to complete these projects, I doubt these people will ever get them.

While perusing the list yesterday I was eager to claim someone. I can’t get stuff until I offer to make stuff. That’s when I stumbled upon a beauty craft that I had yet try: Dusting Powder.

I’ll be honest now, I took the easy way out. The recipes I found mentioned all these expensive powders I needed to combine with other powders to make a super powder. I decided to purchase a large container of Baby Powder at Target for $1.72 (roughly) and add some essential oils that I had obtained in the last round of the on going wish swap. Full circle!

Cornstarch also works well and there are baby powders you can get that are made up completely or mostly of cornstarch. But those are a whopping $4.68 (roughly).

I’m going to write out the process even though it’s so easy you might think I am being insulting.

Supplies: Baby Powder, Essential Oils, Plastic zip lock bag.

1. Pour baby powder into bag.

2. Add drops of essential oil. Since I used baby powder I added a little more than the recipes called for to make sure that the oil was the dominant scent.

3. Shake bag. Let sit for a week.

I found it easier to pour about 1/3 of the powder in to the bag. Add the oil. Pour another 1/3 in. Add the oil.

A version of this “recipe” that I do want to try is combining rose petals and baby powder into a blender. It just sounds fun.

Does this even really count as a craft project? I don’t have a picture to post as it would be a plastic bag with white powder in it. I don’t want to create any¬†unnecessary ¬†problems for myself.