DIY Christmas Pedicure Basket

This year, for one of the three family Christmas parties we are attending, we were asked to bring a handmade gift to be auctioned.

The proceeds will go to the church that made the space available to us. I am super busy and although I LOVE crafting, it’s been hard for me to find extra time to make something great.

I was browsing Pinterest looking for a kid’s craft and came upon this awesome and super simple recipe for brown sugar scrub.  I paired that with the awesome recipe for homemade hand cream I got last Christmas time and VOILA!

For my gift basket I went to Walmart and the Dollar Tree.

I bought:

  • 2 containers
  • 1 basket
  • Pumice stone
  • Nail brush
  • Fun nail polish
  • Toe nail separators
  • Fuzzy socks


I made the sugar scrub with:

  • 1 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbs. of honey


I mixed the ingredients right in one of the containers and actually doubled the batch because it is a decent sized container.

To make the homemade hand/foot cream, I used:

  • 1 – 15 oz. bottle of baby lotion
  • 1 – 8 oz. Vaseline (I used the stuff with cocoa butter.)
  • 1 – 8 oz. jar of Vitamin E cream (I could only find it in the  16 oz. size, so I have enough for two batches.)

Mix all the ingredients with a blender until it resembles icing then put it into containers (I bought an extra container for lotion for a separate present that I’m giving this Christmas because this yields a fairly big batch).

Side note: Since I am 8.5 months pregnant, I was thinking how awesome this lotion would be for stretch marks and I think I’ll be making more for myself to use on my baby belly! 

Once your scrub and lotion are made, assemble the basket to look pretty and you’re finished!


By Miriam R.

Miriam lives in a tiny town in mid-Michigan with her hottie husband Craig, and three daughters, Ryleigh (06/06), Lilah (03/11), and Evelyn (01/13). This busy mama spends her days cleaning, organizing, couponing and crafting with her three fabulous girls. She spends her nights going to school to complete her RN. Her husband and her recently moved to a farm and look forward to the adventures that follow. You can find more post from Miriam in the Real Celebrations and Real Homes Sections

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