Lauren Lauletta '20, Author

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Lights in Mason Jar

  1. What you need:
  • A mason jar
  • Metallic paint
  • A paint brush
  • String lights
  1. Process:
  • Paint the inside of the mason jar
  • When the paint dries, scratch some tiny circles into the paint so the lights shine through
  • Finally, put your lights into the mason jar!


Reindeer Wall Art

  1. What you need:
  • A wooden slab (not thick, but not super thin)
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Reindeer stencil
  1. Process:
  • Paint the wooden slab any color you prefer
  • Find a reindeer head stencil online and print it out
  • Cut the reindeer head out of the paper to turn it into a stencil
  • Place reindeer stencil onto the wooden slab
  • Paint over the stencil with whatever color you would like
  • Use a circular sponge paint crush to add a reindeer nose (optional)


Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub

  1. What you need:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp. rosehip oil or almond oil (optional)
  • 8-10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 8-10 peppermints
  1. Process:
  • Pulverize the mints in a food processor until they are dust-like.
  • Mix the oils, sugar, and peppermint dust in a bowl.
  • Add as much peppermint oil as you desire.
  • Stir well to thoroughly combine ingredients.
  • Place sugar scrub into a container and keep it in a dry place.


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