Hang these cute homemade Bath Bomb Ornaments in your Christmas tree. Or surprise your guests with the perfect little DIY stocking stuffer!
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. These 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 Bath Bomb Ornaments
Scroll down if you want the easy recipe card, with steps and instructions.
Here’s an overview of everything I used to make these custom Xmas tree ornaments. From the colorful packaging to the fun bath fizzies inside.
How to make the Bath Bombs inside:
Here are the ingredients you’ll nee to make your own bath fizzies at home.
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. The next step is to 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. Like cinnamon essential oil, for example.
Next, fill both sides of your ornament with the bath bomb mixture until they are overflowing. Then 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.
Decorate your DIY Ornaments
Now that the hardest part is done, it’s time for the finishing touches. There’s really no limit to your imagination here.
What you’ll need to decorate the ornaments:
- Clear plastic Christmas ornaments
- Acrylic paint or permanent markers in colors of your choice
- Optional: additional craft materials, such as glitter paper, strings, pom poms, etc. Let your creativity run wild!
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.
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.
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!
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Clear plastic Christmas ornaments
- Acrylic paint or permanent markers in colors of choice
- Optional: additional craft materials
To Make the Bath Bombs:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
To Decorate the Ornaments:
- Use paint and/or permanent markers to draw onto the outside of the plastic ornaments.
- Get creative and add more embellishments with pom poms, paper, ribbons and more.
- Add a ribbon or string so you can hang your ornament in your house!
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I hope you have the best time with friends and family this Holiday Season!
Best Holiday wishes,