DIY Bath Bomb Ornaments

Hang these cute Bath Bomb ornaments in your tree or around the house to surprise your guests when they arrive at your Holiday party!

Happy Holidays natural beauties! Now that your Christmas tree is looking sharp and all of your Holiday decorations are up, I have a quick tutorial to add the finishing touch to your Christmas decor.

Hand them out as a party favor or keep these bath bomb ornaments hiding in plain sight for your Secret Santa.

As a base I used a classic bath bomb recipe with Epsom salt. The clear plastic craft ornaments are both used to shape the bath bombs and as packaging. With a little bit of paint and some glitter paper you can really transform these cute bath bomb ornaments into anything you want!

How to make Custom Ornaments

Scroll down for the easy recipe card, with steps and instructions.

What I used to design the Ornaments:

  • Clear plastic Christmas ornaments
  • Acrylic paint or permanent markers in colors of choice
  • Optional: additional craft materials, such as glitter paper, strings, pom poms, etc.

To Make the Bath Bombs inside, you’ll need:

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup Epsom salt
1 – 2 tsp. rubbing alcohol

Depending on the size of your molds, this recipe makes about 2 medium sized bath bombs.

Combine all of the dry bath bomb ingredients. Add 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of citric acid, 1/4 cup corn starch and 1/4 cup of Epsom salt in a bowl. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients.

Carefully add some rubbing alcohol as your wet ingredient. Start by slowly adding 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol.

Check if the mixture is damp enough by squeezing some of it in the palm of your hand. If the mixture clumps together you have the right consistency. If it falls apart slowly add a few more drops of rubbing alcohol. Keep checking the mixture until you get the right consistency.

For the reindeer bath bomb I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to the mixture. I got the idea from my Gingerbread House bath bombs. It adds the perfect amount of color AND a nice scent.

Feel free to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. I recommend cinnamon essential oil.

Fill both sides of your ornament with the bath bomb mixture until they are overflowing. Snap both sides together and let the excess mixture drop down. They should be packed with the mixture and hard to close. Leave the ornaments closed for a day or overnight to let them dry. The next day, check if the mixture has formed a bath bomb. You should be able to remove the top without any problems.

Now that the hardest part is done, it’s time for the finishing touches. With some paint I drew on a big red nose for my Rudolph bath bomb ornament and an orange carrot nose for the Snowman bath bomb ornament. With a permanent marker I added the eyes and mouth.

Psst … if you like this DIY than don’t forget to put a pin on it!

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To finish the reindeer bath bomb ornament I cut out some gold glitter antlers and stuck them on the side of the plastic ornament using some glue.

After you’ve used the bath bomb you can re-use the ornaments to make more bath bombs or hang them in your Christmas tree. They look just as good empty or filled with glitter!

Imagine all the possible characters you can make with these bath bomb ornaments!

You can even make Grinch bath bomb ornaments and use matcha green tea as a natural colorant for the mixture, like I did with my matcha bath bombs.

Yield: 1 large (4 in|10 cm) or 2 (2 in|5 cm) medium sized bath bombs

Christmas Ornament Bath Bomb Tutorial

Christmas Ornament Bath Bomb Tutorial

Hang your presents in your Christmas Tree this year! This cute Christmas ornament upcycle craft not only looks beautiful as Holiday decoration. Open it and you will discover a full size relaxing bath bomb you can enjoy during your next bath. This tutorial is very easy to follow, does not cost a lot to make and instantly transforms your Holiday decor. The activity of making these custom bath bomb ornaments is actually just as fun as looking at them!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy like Sunday morning

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons rubbing alcohol, witch hazel or water

Tools

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Clear plastic Christmas ornaments
  • Acrylic paint or permanent markers in colors of choice
  • Optional: additional craft materials

Instructions

To Make the Bath Bombs:

  1. Measure each dry ingredient and pour the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and Epsom salt in a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Carefully add a small amount of rubbing alcohol. You can also use witch hazel or water. Start by slowly adding 1 teaspoon, while you keep stirring the mixture. If the mixture starts to fizz in the bowl you have added too much.
  3. Check if the mixture is damp enough by squeezing some of it in the palm of your hand - wear gloves if you have sensitive skin. If the mixture clumps together you have the right consistency. If it crumbles into a powder, slowly add a bit more liquid.
  4. Optional: at this point you can also add a few drops of essential oil and/or coloring of your choice. Stir vigorously until everything is well combined.
  5. Pull both halves of the plastic ornament apart and fill both sides, until they are overflowing with the mixture. Press both sides together until you can close it back up. Let the bath bombs dry for at least 2 hours or until you can open the ornament again without the mixture crumbling.


Decorate the Ornaments:

  1. Use paint and/or permanent markers to draw onto the outside of the plastic ornaments.
  2. Get creative and add more embellishments with pom poms, paper, ribbons and more.
  3. Add a ribbon or string so you can hang your ornament in your house!

I hope you have the best time with friends and family this Holiday Season!

Ina

These Christmas ornaments make your Christmas tree look extra special this year! Not only does it look cute, you also get a gift that you can hand out to family and friends! It's cheap to make and a great idea for presents. #handmadegifts #homemadegiftideas
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