Category Archives: Packaging

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub | Tiffany Lane

There’s something about facials, massages, masks and scrubs that just seem to do the trick. They can take away a day’s stress in just a few minutes.

This body scrub doesn’t disappoint in that department and can be used all over the body, face included! The all natural and accessible ingredients make it a home run for the DIY gifter. I recently gifted it to my friend along with this candle.

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub | Tiffany Lane

And to take it up a notch in the packaging department, but not break the bank, I reused an empty condiment jar, made and printed a label, then wrapped some packing paper around the lid and topped it off with a bow of twine. Simple and sweet.

Basic Ingredient Ratios
1 cup sugar (any kind will work)
1/2 cup oil (sweet almond oil*, coconut, olive)
1 tsp vitamin e oil

essential oil(s)

Vanilla Lavender
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sweet almond oil*
1 tsp coconut oil (since I didn’t have vitamin e on hand)
2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp lavender essential oil

vanilla lavender body scrub | tiffany lane

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*Tiffany Lane Handmade is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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Cheers to Three Years!

love three year anniversary gift - tiffany lane

I really cannot believe how quickly time is flying.

Yesterday, Hubby and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary, which means we’ve been together for more than 8.  That may not seem like a lot to you 15, 20, and 25+ years married folk (hats off to you, by the way), but when we’re only 25 and going on 27, that’s quite a bit of our lifetimes and all of our adult lives.

love three year anniversary gift - tiffany lane

love three year anniversary gift - tiffany lane

We celebrated by packing a yummy picnic…

anniversary picnic - tiffany lane

…and heading to the hills just above the coast to watch the sunset.

socal sunset june - tiffany lane

socal sunset june - tiffany lane

 And what better time than an anniversary to relive the sweet memories of our wedding day?  Please enjoy just a snippet of our special day 3 years ago:

Tiffany + Ryan from Maicol Chavez

I could not ask for a better partner in life.  My best friend.  My softest shoulder.  My adventure goer.  My love.


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Pretty Packaging: Retail

I’ve done a couple packaging posts in the past (alliteration much?), but this one focuses purely on retail packaging.  So many times I find myself in a store, and not caring about the things they’re selling, but merely appreciating what they come in (and what they’re displayed on – Anthropologie much?). So here’s to pretty-clean-simple-rustic and all around nice to look at retail packages:

[Image Credits: V:Brew via The Dieline | Cullisse Rapeseed Oil via Lovely Package | PB & J via Jessie Harte | Beer Cans via PZRServices | Monogram Tags via Graphic ExchanGE | Saxton Cider via Elephantine | Soy Candle via Graphic ExchanGE | Pumpkin Whoopie Pie via Williams-Sonoma | Spices via Birdsong Gregory | Perfume Oils via For Strange Women | White Fig & Balsamic Jam via Flickr ]

Do you find yourself admiring packaging too?

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Pretty Packaging: Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

You know how much I love packaging and it’s been quite a while since my last packaging post.  But here we are once again.

Ellas Inspiration

Sunday Suppers

Eat Drink Chic

Rinse Repeat Blog



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Packaging: Kitchen Labels

A friend from work, Savannah from Cake and Frostings, is an amazing baker (and she just published her very first blog post, so go check it out and give her your blog love!).  She  approached me the other day asking if I could make her some labels for all of her baking ingredient jars.  I love that she’s got all of her flours and sugars displayed on her counters in cute glass containers.  Of course I said yes. I went home that night and got to crafting right away!

She loves the idea of twine and knew I do a lot with kraft paper.  The two together make a great pair!  I wanted to make sure the labels were easily removable for cleaning, so the twine was a great idea.  Just tie a bow in the back (which looks adorable) then untie the bow or slide it down off of the bottom when you need to take them off.  Simple and practical.  That’s just how I do things around here.

She absolutely adores them and I do too!  I can’t wait to have a little more room on our counters to display all my ingredients, partly so I can use these cute labels.

What do you think?  Should I offer them in the shop?


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Pretty Packaging: Rustic + Vintage

Since you know I’m all about rustic and vintage, here are a few neat rustic and vintage inspired finds for today:

Canned Antimatter via Pinterest [original source unknown]

Askinosie Chocolate Bar via Pinterest

Eastfield Village via Design Love Fest

Carvers Food via Pinterest [original source unknown]

Takeaway Beer via Pinterest [original source unknown]

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Pretty Packaging: Spring Inspiration

Welcome, spring!

Oh how I love spring! It’s warm and inviting and all the greenery begins to really burst with color. So that’s the inspiration for today’s Pretty Packaging post.

Oh Hello Friend

The New Domestic

Kylie Parry found via Oh Hello Friend

Via Jolie Jolie Design, source unknown

What inspires you?

P.S. – I’ll be missing you Tuesday, but I’ll be back with you again on Thursday, hopefully with something worth the wait!


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