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7 Projects for pampering

As self-care has recently become a buzzword for relaxation, a pamper set filled with items to help you unwind is sure to be a winner. With projects ranging from bath bombs to soft slippers and soothing candles, we've rounded up our pick of the best pampering ideas – you'll enjoy crafting them as much as you do using them!

7 Projects for pampering

1 Craft your own bath bombs

You'll need a few key supplies to make your own bath bombs – including Epsom salts, baking soda, essential oils and colours, as well as a bath bomb mould. But once you're set up with the basics, you'll love making them. Whether you keep them for yourself or give as gifts to friends, everyone is sure to appreciate them.

2 Make candles

There's something wonderfully therapeutic about melting candle wax and leaving it to set. To up the pamper-factor, invest in some soothing scented essential oils like lavender, chamomile or sandalwood, and they'll release a lovely relaxing smell as they burn. Perfect for a candlelit bath!

3 Stitch an eye mask

A little indulgent, and a lot of fun, eye masks are exactly what pampering is all about – we don't really need them, but they're sure to bring a little luxury into our lives. Use soft fabrics in pretty, delicate prints, and you could even embroider a pair of sleeping eyes on the front, too!

4 Make a face mask

Sure, you could buy one... but the fun of making your own is unrivalled. If you don't believe us, try it! You can make a face mask quickly from a number of products you probably have in your kitchen – such as oats, bananas, honey and yoghurt. Why not get some friends together to make face masks as part of a pamper party?

5 Sew some cute slippers

Ahhh.. there's no better feeling than taking your shoes off after a long day, and popping on some cosy slippers. You'll need to arm yourself with some foam shoe inserts and the cosiest fabric you can get your hands on, plus a few sewing essentials – then you're away! Once you've made one pair, what's stopping you from making more to give out as gifts for friends?

6 Make lavender bags

Is there a more calming scent? If you are fortunate enough to have lavender growing in the garden, be sure to cut some and leave it to dry before loosening the buds from the stalk. Alternatively, loose lavender is widely available. They're also a great way to use up scrap fabric, as you only need a tiny amount.

7 Sew some cute slippers

What would pampering be without the ultimate comfort food? The great thing about making chocolates is that it can be done with minimal ingredients, using basic items like an ice cube tray as a mold. You can get fancy with the flavours if you like, or stick to plain and simple – either way, they're not likely to last long!