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!


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