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Bath Bomb Ornaments

Bath bombs are the perfect homemade gift for family and friends. For Christmas, package them into ornaments and tie on a pretty satin bow.

blue bath bomb ornament

Photography: Manal Aman

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Give the gift of wonderful aromatherapy with homemade bath bombs. In a clever upcycling idea, fillable ball ornaments help to mold, make, and gift-wrap these clever treats. This spa-day sphere DIY—in wintry cool colors—is packaged as an ornament and tied in a pretty satin bow that'll look lovely hanging from the tree Christmas morning. This idea comes from contributor Manal Aman

materials

  • Epsom salt

  • Fragrance oil

  • Water

  • 2 bowls

  • 2 mixing spoons

  • Silver cord

  • Blue satin ribbon

  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

steps

  1. Measure out 2 1/2 cups of Epsom salt and divide between two bowls.

    blue bath bomb ornament how-to step 1 materials
  2. Add 1 1/4 tablespoon of water to each bowl, followed by a few drops of fragrance oil. In one of the bowls, add coloring to your desired shade.

    blue bath bomb ornament how-to step 2 blue dye
  3. Mix well until the mixture's consistency is wet like snow.

    blue bath bomb ornament how-to step 3 salts
  4. Open the plastic ornament and fill with spoonfuls of mixture, alternating between the white and blue mixture to create a random swirl pattern.

     

    blue bath bomb ornament how-to step 4 add salts
  5. Pack down the mixture and then bring the two halves together until they connect. Let it sit for a few minutes.

    blue bath bomb ornament how-to step 5 clear container
  6. After a few minutes, remove one of the ornament caps and let it dry overnight. To prevent the ornament from tipping over, place it in a recycled ornament box. The next day, remove the other half of the ornament and let the other side dry overnight.

    blue bath bomb ornament how-to step 6 dry
  7. Once completely dry, place bath bomb into a clean plastic ornament and then use silver twine or cord to hang. Use the satin ribbon to make a small bow and then hot glue it to the front of the ornament.

    two blue bath bomb ornaments

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