Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Try It Tuesday... DIY Lip Glop... um, GLOSS.

Dear Daughter has entered the world of junior high and the multitude of girl friends that comes with those crazy tween years... and of course, she being the most giving heart in our family, wanted to gift each and every one of said girl friends this Christmas.  Seeing that her gift budget was not quite as large as her heart, we needed to come up with an idea that would be both tween approved and somewhat economical... hence, homemade Lip Glop! 

After perusing a few different "recipes" on Pinterest
we decided on this version... 

You will need:
Petroleum Jelly
Kool-Aid (any flavor you like, we even mixed a couple)
Small Plastic Bead Containers (after multiple stores with no luck, these were finally located at Joann's)

Start with about 1 cup of petroleum jelly in a microwave-safe bowl.  Melt for 30 seconds at a time, then stir, until it is completely liquified... this will take several minutes and the bowl will be VERY hot, so good to have an adult do this part.  

As soon as it is liquid and still hot, mix in the Kool-Aid.  We started with Cherry, then Grape, then finally mixed Cherry with Pink Lemonade to make Cherry Pink Lemonade.  It takes about 1 package of Kool-Aid to one cup of petroleum jelly.  Immediately pour the mixture into the opened bead cups... let sit until it solidifies.  The Cherry tinted it a light pink, the grape turned out a little too gray for my liking but DD was happy with it.  The Kool-Aid gives it a lovely scent and a little bit of flavor as well...

The Avery labels are the perfect size to make your own, personalized labels.  The Avery website has a free online program for creating and printing them in the correct size.

These cute little pocket size lip glosses would be perfect for birthday party treat bags, class gifts, stocking stuffers, or girl scout craft projects.  And let me say, they were quite a hit with the tweeny-boppers.

As for the name, LIP GLOP?  Well, those moms out there will understand... you know how your adorable little toddler calls something the wrong name and you don't have the heart to correct them because it makes you LAUGH OUT LOUD every time they say it?   Dear Daughter asked to use my Lip Glop one day, and it's been Lip Glop ever since...

Wall Plaque by Mountaine Meadows Pottery


keepingitindie said...

What a fantastic DIY - I had no idea how to make any kind of cosmetic! I will have to try this!

Anonymous said...

I just love my sweet niece and her awesome ideas. Just wish we lived closer, we would be trouble.

Told her Mimi, she will have her very own TV show and take on the world someday.

Kristen (by the book paper) said...

This is so fantastic! What a great idea for a gift for those tweens, and it seemed pretty cheap and easy, making it a perfect DIY. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Hi this may be a silly question.. but what type of paper do I ned to buy for labels.. is it already pre cut or do you cut them out? ?

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