Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WFMW: frugal homemade lip gloss

One of the many things I got done while my internet was down (I mentioned it was for five days, right?) was to finish my fund raiser crafts to sell at our local Relay For Life this weekend. I was trying to cater to the pre-teen girl crowd who seem to attend in abundance with more pocket money than I remember having at that age! LOL So, I thought I'd tackle some frugal homemade lip gloss.

Using
this recipe, it took about 30 minutes to produce 60 small containers (which I got in my local craft store's bead storage section) of chocolate and lemonade flavored lip gloss! Using my teacher discount at the craft store and getting the ingredients on sale and/or at our local dollar store, this whole project cost cost less than $10.

Frugal and fund raising? This week that REALLY works for me!


And, if you would like to help out my family's team who walk in memory of my brother-in-law as well as in honor of my sister-in-law who is currently 5 weeks post stem cell/bone marrow transplant for a rare leukemia and in honor of my mom who is a melanoma survivor, please consider going
my American Cancer Society page. Our team is currently in second place in our whole county for funds raised! And, my other sister-in-law is the keynote speaker at our county's luminaria event Saturday night!

Finally, to see more WFMW ideas, see
Shannon's post today.

6 comments:

robin@heartofwisdom.com said...

Excellent idea. What a good thing your are doing.

Thanks for sharing.

robin@heartofwisdom.com
http://www.heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/

GreenStyleMom said...

I want to make lip gloss as Christmas presents this year. It is nice to now have a recipe that is tried and true. Thanks!

Runningamuck said...

I love this idea! I've always wanted to try making lip gloss but could never figure out what to store it in. You're so smart! Thanks for the great tips. You did a fantastic job. Way to stretch your dollar!

Colleen said...

Way cool! Maybe I should make my own...I swear I own 52 tubes of the stuff cuz I'm always misplacing it! :O)

Marlo said...

I would have NEVER thought making your own lip gloss was that easy. That's awesome.

GiBee said...

Ok -- if YOU don't share this idea at my Homemade with Love carnival this year... I WILL. This is a GREAT idea for a homemade gift for a teenager, or a stocking stuffer... YOU ROCK!