So, you know when you come in from weeding the garden and your hands are covered with dirt and sticky weed juice junk and stuff?
Well, me neither - I do very little gardening actually. You know, since I'm busy cultivating two adorable children and all... Anyhow, my mom does a ton of gardening - as I mentioned last week - and so I thought this might be the perfect little gift for her. I found the instructions for the gardeners soap itself on One Good Thing by Jillee, whom I adore for all things DIY.
Dawn with Olay Beauty Hand Renewal
Wash the container and let it dry thoroughly. Cut a piece of scrap paper to wrap around the jar - I chose this pretty flower paper since it seemed oh-so-very appropriate. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the jar and wrap the paper around, smoothing out bumps or bubbles along the way. Using a round punch, cut a piece for the cover. (You could also trace and use a craft knife.) Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the cover, then smooth on the circle.
Once you're happy with the way the container looks, and it's completely dry, you're ready to make the Gardener's Soap.
Fill the container about three-quarters of the way full with sugar. Slowly stir in the dish soap until it's sort of a thick paste consistency.
I created these sweet tags - perfect for gifting - which you can download here. Just print them out, punch a hole, thread a ribbon through, and tie it around the container.