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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Helmar's June 15th Blog Hop

Welcome to the Helmar "Happy Fathers Day" Hop!
Today we are so excited to share with you a variety of fantastic masculine projects. We've put our Helmar arsenal to good use and want to share with you some inspiration for those last minute Fathers Day gifts.

If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Cindy Royal's blog. If not, hop on back to the Helmar Blog and enjoy. Make sure to leave comments along the way, because we will have prizes up for grabs. And if the man in your life is super lucky, we may even send him a Helmar prize pack too.

My project today is something you can actually create with your kids - homemade tinted bath salts for HIM. Men like relaxing baths too! For this project I used my June Swirlydoos "antiquities" kit (featuring Bo Bunny products) and a recycled glass Kraft brand jam jar (plus some SUPER Helmar glue - see details below). BTW - I think this is the first project I've ever done without using flowers, LOL!

Close-up of the card glued together using Helmar's Craft and Hobby PVA Glue.

Close-up of the jar decor glued using Helmar's 450 Quick Dry glue.

Bath salt recipe (mix together very well):
2 cups epsom salts
1/2 cup coarse salt or sea salt
A few drops of food colouring (I used 3 drops of blue)
A few drops of essential oil (optional - for aromatherapy)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now hop on over to Jess-Kinderstampo's blog where you are sure to find more Fathers Day inspiration. If you get lost along the way, below you will find the links for the order of the hop.

Lisa Wilkinson
JJ Sobey
Cindy Royal
Vicky Alberto (ME!)
Cheryl Walker
Amy Lassiter
Rae Cooper
Jen Erickson
Katie Nolan Denham
Carisa Zglobicki
Michelle Wallace
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Erika Taylor


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Fabulous!! LOVING the colors and that jar is AMAZING!! LOVE IT!!!!

Carisa said...

this is so awesome! Love the homemade bath salts & how you decorated the jar!

Rae Cooper said...

Love the title "My old Man" it rocks !!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh I am marking this page so I can come back and make the bath salts. My husband is building a huge bathroom downstairs with a jacuzzi tub! This is just what he needs for Father's day! So cute!


Cheryl Walker said...

Love this giftset, and LOVE the OLD Man jar!!!! :)

Erika Taylor said...

No Flowers and you still make things beautiful. Thanks for sharing Vicky

Lyneen said...

Wonderful... I may just make the bath salts for me!!!! what a great card, love how you decorated the jar. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing this fabulous idea and recipe.

TracyM #6773 said...

Fab card and gift Vicky - love your colour combo!!!
Thank you for the recipe - might have to make one for me and one for my "old man" :)

Amy Prior An Aussie Scrapbooking Diva said...

What cool gifts Vicky! I will definately have to borrow that Bath Salts recipe for my DH who just loves soaking in the tub! xx

Katie said...

What a cool gift & card! Love the grungy, masculine feel of both items. The bath salts are a great idea!

Debbie said...

Awesome card and jar! What a wonderful idea!

Debbie said...

Awesome card and jar! What a wonderful idea!

Kim said...

Love the vintage look!

Shona said...

Hi sweetie :) these are awesome and love the jar!!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great gift! Love how that blue looks against the orange/copper!

Kate Block said...

What a geat gift. I am marking this page I can make home made bath salts to give a gifts for christmas. Great card also! Thanks so much for sharing!

v said...

Super cool! Thanks for the bath salt recipe!

~Vanessa W

Tracey Sabella said...

Vicky, your projects are always amazing. Love this masculine card and the way you decorated the jar. Thanks for the recipe too! ~ Blessings


Christine Slak AKA Aunt Prissy said...

Never thought of giving my hubby bath salts! He does love soaking in the tub, so why not. BTW, the jar is fantastic!

Lesley said...

What a great idea.

rlovew said...

Fabulous set. Thanks for th recipe.

roch492 said...

You're always an inspiration! Love your work! What a fun hop! Thanks!

Anita Braddock said...

Wonderful Idea and the Blue is Beautiful. love the labels and the Lock and key is Fantastic, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

hilde janbroers said...

wow, what a cute present!! Really love it!!

EstherT said...

Terrific - I love the matching card and jar. It makes a great gift!

jaclee said...

What a great idea! Love the colors and the matching card. Thanks for the recipe....I'll have to try it for myself!

fusiafscrapping said...

Fantastic idea! Really love it!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

those are great beautiful pieces and so good to know what kind of Helmars you used. I'm Learning Helmar glue techniques.

Erin Morehouse said...

My favorite jars are those square Kraft ones! I love the way you embellished with the copper accents. It looks awesome with the blue!

misty said...

Well this proves that you do masculine just as well as your feminine pages! I love the idea of the bath salts! Thanks for sharing!

Tina Connolly said...

Super idea, love the card too.