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Bath Bomb Ornaments

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 them. This spa-day sphere—in wintry cool colors—is packaged as a hanging ornament and tied in a pretty satin bow.

blue bath bomb ornament

Photography: Manal Aman

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from our friend Manal Aman

 

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of DIY gifts as well as bath bombs and soaps.

materials

  • Epsom salt

  • Fragrance oil

  • Powder coloring (Pictured: Wilton Color Dust, in "Periwinkle", $4.50, michaels.com.)

  • Clear fillable ornaments (Pictured: DIY Medium clear ornaments, 3", $8 for 12, orientaltrading.com.)

  • Water

  • 2 bowls

  • 2 mixing spoons

  • Silver cord

  • Blue satin ribbon

  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

steps

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

    blue bath bomb ornament how-to step 1 materials
  2. Add 1 1/4 tablespoon 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; the mixture's consistency should be 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 till they connect. Let 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 dry overnight. (Tip: To prevent the ornament from tipping over, place 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. Use silver twine or cord to hang. Add a bow by using satin ribbon to make a small bow and then hot glue to the front of the ornament.

    two blue bath bomb ornaments

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