Bath Salt Ornaments: An Easy Essential Oil Gift for the Holidays

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Discover how to make easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts for friends and family as well as teachers, coworkers, neighbors — or anyone else on your holiday gift list.

Bath Salt Ornaments DIY: An Easy Essential Oil Gift for the Holidays. Discover how to make easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts for friends and family as well as teachers, coworkers, neighbors -- or anyone else on your holiday gift list. Gift giving can be a challenge. Especially if you want to give a homemade gift that's not only meaningful, but also natural. Easy essential oil gifts to make and gift for Christmas.

Bath Salt Ornaments: An Easy Essential Oil Gift Idea for the Holidays

Gift giving can be a challenge. Especially if you want to give a homemade gift that’s not only meaningful, but also natural. These easy DIY bath salt ornaments are the perfect homemade holiday gift idea. An easy essential oil gift, these lavender bath salts ornaments are ready in just 15 minutes for last minute gift giving this holiday season.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil. Plus discover great essential oil gifts you can buy year round for all your gift giving needs.

DIY ornaments for the holidays filled with easy lavender essential oil bath salts. Discover this DIY lavender bath salts recipe and learn how to make them into giftable DIY Christmas ornaments with this holiday project idea from Soap Deli News.

Lavender Bath Salt Ornaments Recipe

Yield: 3 Bath Salt Ornaments 

Ingredients:

2 Cups Epsom salt
1 1/2 Cups Dead Sea salt
2 Tablespoons dried lavender flowers
20 drops lavender essential oil

Ingredients for making lavender bath salts for DIY ornaments to give as Christmas gifts.

Tools & Materials:

Bowl
Measuring Cups
Fillable Mason Jar Ornaments (Find them here or here)
Spoon

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Instructions:

Using measuring cups, measure out both the Epsom salt and the Dead Sea salt. Combine in a glass bowl.

Next, use a Tablespoon to measure out the lavender flowers. Add them to the bowl with the salt.

Then add twenty drops of lavender essential oil. Use a spoon to mix well, ensuring all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. 

Finally, spoon your lavender bath salts evenly into the empty ornaments. Then screw on the lids.

Your lavender essential oil, bath salt ornaments are now ready for gift giving!

Yield: 3 Bath Salt Ornaments

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

DIY Bath Salt Ornaments

Make these quick and easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 2 Cups Epsom salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dead Sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons dried lavender flowers
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Fillable Mason Jar Ornaments
  • Spoon

Instructions

  1. Measure out the Epsom salt and the Dead Sea salt into a glass bowl.
  2. Add the lavender flowers and essential oils to the bowl with the salt.
  3. Use a spoon to mix well, ensuring all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. 
  4. Remove the lids from the ornaments. Spoon the lavender bath salts evenly into the empty ornaments and screw on the lids.
Easy essential oil gifts for friends and family. How to make easy DIY bath salt ornaments with lavender essential oil in just 15-minutes for easy last minute holiday gifts or wedding favors. Made with skin nourishing Epsom salt and Dead Sea salt, this easy homemade holiday gift idea is perfect for bath time self care. These easy DIY bath salt ornaments are the perfect natural holiday gift idea. Plus discover more bath salts recipes and essential oil gift ideas for your favorite people.

More Bath Salt Recipes to Try with Your Bath Salt Ornaments

If lavender essential oil isn’t really your thing, you can also substitute another essential oil (or essential oil blend) of your choice. Alternately, you can also try one of my other wonderful bath salt recipes in your bath salt ornaments.

More Essential Oil Gifts

Don’t have time this holiday season to get your DIY on? Following are some of my favorite essential oil gifts available on Etsy. (You can check out my full collection of curated holiday gift gift guides on Etsy here.)

Essential oil gifts. Give the gift of natural fragrances with this lovely collection of essential oil gift ideas from Etsy.

Essential oil gift ideas for her. Give the gift of fragrance throughout the year with these natural essential oil gifts from Etsy.

Another great essential oil gift idea is for a custom essential oil perfume blend. Learn how to make essential oil perfumes (with essential oil blend recipes) plus how to make your essential oil scents last longer here.

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Bath Bomb Ornaments: Easy Homemade Gift Idea for the Holidays

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DIY bath bomb ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts. Not only are these fun Christmas ornaments easy to make, they allow you to gift someone special an extra opportunity for self care. What better gift to give for the holidays, than a relaxing bath time staycation? Learn how to make your own homemade bath bomb ornaments for your friends and family with this simple tutorial from guest blogger, Melanie Sugalski, of Nature’s Oil.

DIY bath bomb ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts. Not only are these fun DIY Christmas ornaments easy to make, they allow you to gift someone special an extra opportunity for self care. What better handmade Christmas gift to give for the holidays, than a relaxing bath time staycation? Learn how to make your own homemade bath bomb ornaments for your friends and family with this simple tutorial for making homemade holiday gifts for Christmas.

Holiday Bath Bomb Ornaments: Two Ways

As the temperature plummets and snow starts flying, you realize it’s mid December and there’s still a few people on your gift list. Before you drive to the mall in a panic and fight the crowds, we have a last-minute, homemade holiday gift idea that’s both festive and functional. DIY bath bomb ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts, allowing that special someone the chance to be relieved of stress and enjoy the magic of the holidays.

There are two different ways to make DIY bath bomb ornaments depending on your schedule and how involved you would like to get. One iteration offers the chance to make bath bomb crumbles from scratch. For those with a tighter schedule, there’s an alternative recipe using ready-made bath bombs to save time.

DIY bath bomb Christmas ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts. Not only are these fun DIY Christmas ornaments easy to make, they allow you to gift someone special an extra opportunity for self care. What better handmade holiday gift to give for the holidays, than a relaxing bath time staycation? Learn how to make your own homemade bath bomb Christmas ornaments for your friends and family with this simple tutorial for making homemade Christmas gifts for the holidays.

Option #1 – Bath Bomb Scrumbles from Scratch

Ingredients:

2 lb. Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
1 lb. Citric Acid
10 – 30 drops Skin Safe Fragrance or Essential Oil
Colorant
1 tsp. Decorative Botanicals, if desired

Supplies:

Large Spoon or Whisk
4 Clear Plastic Ornaments
Funnel
Wax Paper
Baking Sheet
Bowl

Instructions:

Add citric acid and sodium bicarbonate in a bowl followed by 10 to 30 drops of your favorite fragrance oil or essential oil. The more drops added, the stronger the fragrance will become. Slowly mix the ingredients until they are well blended.

For a pop of color, mix in different colorants. We recommend skin safe colorants that won’t irritate or dye your skin such as charcoal or dash of red and green clay. Glitter also adds a sparkle to let your present shine. Don’t feel obligated to color your bath bomb ornament, white mixtures can make the perfect snowball or snowman.

Remove the top of the ornament and use a funnel to pour the bath bomb mixture into the ornament. Add finishing touches like decorative botanicals in the bulb before securely closing the top.

How to make bath bomb Christmas ornaments. An easy homemade holiday gift idea for friends and family. Before you drive to the mall in a panic and fight the crowds, we have a last-minute, homemade holiday gift idea that’s both festive and functional. DIY bath bomb ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts, allowing that special someone the chance to be relieved of stress and enjoy the magic of the holidays. Learn to make these bath bomb DIY Christmas ornaments now.

Option #2 – Using Ready-Made Bath Bombs

Ingredients:

3 Bath Bombs (find another great holiday bath bomb recipe here)

Supplies:

Resealable Plastic Bag
Rolling Pin
4 Clear Plastic Ornaments
Funnel

Instructions:

Place one bath bomb into a resealable plastic bag, press out the air, and seal it shut. Using a rolling pin or another hard object, carefully crush the bath bomb on a hard surface. Continue to break down the bath bomb until there are no large chunks left.

Remove the top of the plastic ornament and pour in the crushed bath bomb using the funnel. Another option is cutting a bottom corner of the resealable plastic bag containing the bath bomb mixture and pouring it directly into the ornament. Alternate layers between different bath bombs for a colorful design. Once the ornament is filled, replace and secure the top.

DIY Bath Bomb Ornaments for last minute Christmas gifts this holiday season. As the temperature plummets and snow starts flying, you realize it’s mid-December and there’s still a few people on your gift list. Before you drive to the mall in a panic and fight the crowds, try thus last-minute Christmas gift idea that’s festive and functional. Bath Bomb Ornaments are the perfect holiday gifts, allowing that special someone the chance to be relieved of stress and enjoy the magic of the holidays.

Ideas for Decorating Your Bath Bomb Ornaments

For more festive fun, add small decorations like ribbons or a personal touch to your bath bomb ornaments using metallic paint pens. Or glue a mini wreath ornament (just cut off the string) onto the front of your Christmas ornaments for another fun decorating idea.

Once you’ve decorated your bath bomb ornaments, all that’s left is to present this homemade holiday gift to family and friends. These ornaments are perfect to hang on the tree until you’re ready for a relaxing bath.

How to Use This Holiday Gift Idea

To use these holiday bath bomb ornaments, just remove the top and sprinkle the contents into a nice warm tub. Slowly sink in and let the hustle and bustle of the holidays slip away.

Easy last minute Christmas gift ideas. Make these DIY bath bomb ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree or to give as homemade Christmas gifts for the holidays. These easy DIY Christmas ornaments can be made with pre-made bath bombs or using easy to find ingredients from the grocery store. Learn how to craft unique, custom self care beauty gifts for the holiday season with two ways to make DIY bath bomb Christmas ornaments for a merry Christmas!

If you like these DIY bath bomb Christmas ornaments, don’t forget to pin this post for later. You can also discover more ways to make bath bomb along with numerous bath bomb recipes for year round gifting here. Or learn tips and tricks for making the perfect bath bombs on your first try. 

To purchase the fragrances or essential oils for these DIY bath bomb ornaments, be sure to visit Nature’s Oil. You can also follow Nature’s Oil on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Essential Oil Ornaments: DIY Scented Christmas Ornaments for the Holidays

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Learn how to make these DIY essential oil ornaments in about 30-minutes to add a natural fragrance to your tree this holiday season. These quick & easy ornaments can be scented with your favorite holiday essential oil blend and make lovely DIY holiday gifts too! Keep reading to learn how to make your own easy essential oil ornaments. Plus discover my favorite holiday essential oils blends and recipes!

Essential Oil Ornaments: DIY Scented Christmas Ornaments for the Holidays. Learn how to make these DIY essential oil ornaments in about 30-minutes to add a natural fragrance to your tree this holiday season. These quick & easy ornaments can be scented with your favorite holiday essential oil blend and make lovely DIY holiday gifts too! Learn how to make your own easy essential oil ornaments. Plus discover my favorite holiday essential oils blends and recipes!

Making Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Handmade ornaments were a family tradition when I was growing up. Every year my brother and I would would make a new Christmas ornament to put on the tree. And every year my mother would safely tuck the new additions away to go onto the tree yet again the following year. So by the time we were both married and out of the house, she had a full box and was already collecting new handmade Christmas ornaments from my son, and then later, my niece.

Every year, even if it’s on Christmas Eve, she puts up her artificial Christmas tree and trims it with those same ornaments. These days, there’s also a Christmas pickle hiding somewhere in the mix – I still haven’t figured out what the “prize” is if you find it first – but my brother always seems to win. Still, all the handmade Christmas ornaments, from two generations, are always on display. Even with that crazy Christmas pickle hidden among them.

This year was the first year in a quite a while I made a handmade Christmas ornament for my mother’s tree. I’m in my mid-forties now and she in her seventies. So if it was going to happen again, now was as good a time as any! She actually came home from volunteering the day I made these DIY essential oil ornaments and exclaimed how beautiful they were. Then she asked if she could have them for her tree. “Of course!” I exclaimed. “Who else would they be for?”

Essential Oil Ornaments: DIY Scented Christmas Ornaments for the Holidays. Learn how to make these DIY essential oil ornaments in about 30-minutes to add a natural fragrance to your tree this holiday season. These quick & easy ornaments can be scented with your favorite holiday essential oil blend and make lovely DIY holiday gifts too! Learn how to make your own easy essential oil ornaments. Plus discover my favorite holiday essential oils blends and recipes!

DIY Essential Oil Ornaments

My DIY essential oil ornaments will not only look amazing on your Christmas tree this year, they also make beautiful handmade gifts. What’s most surprising however, is how incredibly easy these Christmas ornaments are to make. Plus they’re ready to use in about a half an hour from start to finish!

So just what makes my essential oil ornaments so quick and easy to make? Unlike other craft tutorials for essential oil ornaments, I use plaster rather than clay. Plaster is not only cheaper, it also dries a lot faster! And, because plaster starts out fluid, you can not only customize the colors of your essential oil ornaments, you can also use molds, instead of cookie cutters, to get detailed shapes. So in reality, the possibilities are endless. Even if you have zero artistic talent. (But come on. EVERYONE has some creativity hiding inside. You just have to find it!)

Following is my tutorial for crafting your own homemade plaster essential oil ornaments. Learn where to get everything you need to make these delightful Christmas ornaments. You’ll also discover some tips and tricks that I learned along the way while making my own! (Plus don’t forget to check out my favorite holiday essential oil blends to make for your holiday ornaments after the project.)

DIY Christmas ornaments for diffusing essential oils on your Christmas tree this holiday season. Made using tinted plaster, these quick & easy ornaments are ready to hang or gift in about 30 minutes.

Materials & Tools Needed:

Plaster of Paris
Christmas Ornament Silicone Molds, two sets
Mixing Bowl
Utensils for Stirring
Mica Powder or Other Powder Colorant
Craft Glitter, optional
Bakers Twine or Ribbon
Essential Oils

Tips & Tricks for Making DIY Christmas ornaments for diffusing essential oils on your Christmas tree this holiday season. Made using tinted plaster, these quick & easy ornaments are ready to hang or gift in about 30 minutes. An easy DIY holiday home decor idea that also doubles as DIY Christmas gifts for Mom!

Tips & Tricks for Making Your Essential Oil Ornaments:

  • Plaster starts to harden in 3-4 minutes, so you’ll want to mix your colorant and glitter in with the plaster before adding the water.
  • If you want to save money, you can use unwanted eyeshadow colors from your eyeshadow palettes instead of using mica powders or other colorants such as oxides or ultramarines.
  • Unlike soap making, less is not more. As plaster is white, you’ll want to add more colorant for a darker colored ornament as the plaster makes the colors pastel.
  • While you can use glitter inside your Christmas ornaments, they don’t show through all that well. To save glitter and get more sparkle, dust the inside of your silicone molds before pouring the plaster. Or dust glitter on the backs of your ornaments as soon as they’re poured.
  • Be sure to scrape off any excess plaster from the molds after pouring. Your ornaments will come out of the mold more easily, and there’s less “excess” to remove once unmolded.
  • Try other ornament silicone molds for your Christmas ornaments for more designs. But be sure to avoid molds with thin sections as they’ll break coming out of the mold. If there’s no hole for the ribbon on your other molds, simply use a pencil or chopstick to make one once the plaster starts to harden.
  • You can easily resize your recipe for these essential oil ornaments to make the exact amount you need. Simply mix four parts plaster with three parts water.

Step one in making DIY plaster Christmas ornaments for diffusing essential oils. Mix the dry plaster together with the pigment of your choice and glitter if desired.

Holiday Ornament Instructions:

In a large glass or ceramic bowl, combine four Tablespoons of plaster with a teaspoon or more of mica or pigment powder and glitter, to suit, if desired. Mix with a fork to fully incorporate the dry ingredients together.

Plaster essential oil ornaments for your Christmas tree colored with natural indigo powder to give the look of concrete. Pair these easy handmade Christmas ornaments with a bottle of a holiday essential oil blend for DIY holiday gifts for friends, family & coworkers this holiday season.

I used a small amount of indigo powder to color this plaster essential oil Christmas ornament. It made the ornament look about the same color as concrete, but with tiny blue flecks of color inside.

Combine plaster with pigment, glitter and water to make easy essential oil diffuser ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree for the winter holiday season. These DIY Christmas ornaments are quick & easy to make and also double as beautiful DIY holiday gifts when paired with a holiday essential oil blend.

Then add three Tablespoons of water. Mix well.

Working quickly, pour the plaster mixture into three of the silicone molds. You’ll want to use the Christmas tree shape mold and the ornament shape mold. Use a fork or a chopstick to make sure the plaster is evenly distributed throughout the mold and there are no air bubbles. 

Plaster Christmas ornaments can't be made using intricate molds or Christmas ornament silicone molds with skinny lines as they break when removed.

Side note: The snowflake mold that comes with this set is too delicate to get the plaster out in one piece. I tried twice. The second time, the snowflake Christmas ornament broke worse than the first. However, you can use it for other holiday projects to make resin Christmas ornaments.

How to make DIY essential oil Christmas ornaments for easy DIY holiday gifts for mom. This Christmas crafts project is so easy, even the kids can make these handmade Christmas ornaments themselves! Then give them with a bottle of mom's favorite essential oil so they can be used as an essential oil diffuser on the tree or a holiday essential oil air freshener.

If desired, you can dust the back of your DIY essential oil ornaments with glitter or decorative confetti.

Unmolding plaster Christmas ornaments from silicone ornament shaped molds.

After 30-minutes have passed, carefully unmold your essential oil ornaments from the silicone molds.

Then tie thin ribbon or baker’s twine through the hole in the top. 

Beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments you can craft with the kids in about 30-minutes to create a new holiday tradition for Christmas of making a new DIY Christmas tree ornament each year.

You’re now ready to gift your handmade Christmas essential oil ornaments. Simply pair the ornaments with a bottle of essential oil or a holiday essential oil blend.

Or add your own favorite holiday essential oil blend to your ornament and hang on your tree. You can also use this ornament in your car or another room in your home as an air freshener. They look great in a sunny window! (You can discover my favorite recipes for holiday essential oil blends below.)

Yield: 3 Christmas Ornaments

Essential Oil Ornaments

Essential Oil Ornaments

Learn how to make these DIY essential oil ornaments in about 30-minutes to add a natural fragrance to your tree this holiday season. These quick & easy ornaments can be scented with your favorite holiday essential oil blend and make lovely DIY holiday gifts too!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Plaster of Paris
  • Mica Powder or Other Powder Colorant
  • Craft Glitter, optional
  • Essential Oils

Tools

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Utensils for Stirring
  • Bakers Twine or Ribbon
  • Christmas Ornament Silicone Molds, two sets

Instructions

  1. In a large glass or ceramic bowl, combine four Tablespoons of plaster with a teaspoon or more of mica or pigment powder and glitter, to suit, if desired. Mix with a fork to fully incorporate the dry ingredients together.
  2. Then add three Tablespoons of water. Mix well.
  3. Working quickly, pour the plaster mixture into three of the silicone molds. You’ll want to use the Christmas tree shape mold and the ornament shape mold.
  4. After 30-minutes have passed, carefully unmold your essential oil ornaments from the silicone molds.
  5. Then tie thin ribbon or baker’s twine through the hole in the top. 
Discover recipes for holiday essential oil blends to use with Christmas ornament essential oil diffusers this holiday season. Plus how to craft your own unique DIY Christmas ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree or to give as DIY holiday gifts.

Holiday Essential Oil Blends

If you already have a collection of essential oils at your disposal, you may want to create your own custom holiday essential oil blends, rather than buying them ready made. Here are some of my favorite recipes for holiday essential oil blends you can use with your essential oil ornaments.

Spiced Chai Holiday Essential Oil Blend

3 drops cardamom essential oil
2 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
2 drops clove bud essential oil
1 drop ginger essential oil

Gingerbread Holiday Essential Oil Blend

5 drops ginger essential oil
4 drops clove bud essential oil
2 drops nutmeg essential oil
2 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil

Holiday Christmas Tree Essential Oil Blend

6 drops fir needle essential oil
3 drops cypress essential oil
2 drops nutmeg essential oil
1 drop bitter orange essential oil

Holiday Spiced Cider Essential Oil Blend

5 drops ginger essential oil
4 drops sweet orange essential oil
1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil

Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend

4 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
4 drops ginger essential oil
4 drops nutmeg essential oil
3 drops clove bud essential oil
1 drops cardamom essential oil

Holiday Eggnog Essential Oil Blend

8 drops nutmeg essential oil
2 drops vanilla absolute
1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil
1 drop black pepper essential oil

Mulled Wine Essential Oil Blend

3 drops sweet orange essential oil
2 drops mandarin essential oil
3 drops clove bud essential oil
1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil

Mint Hot Chocolate Essential Oil Blend

6 drops cocao absolute
2 drops peppermint essential oil

Essential Oil Ornaments: DIY Scented Christmas Ornaments for the Holidays. Learn how to make these DIY essential oil ornaments in about 30-minutes to add a natural fragrance to your tree this holiday season. These quick & easy ornaments can be scented with your favorite holiday essential oil blend and make lovely DIY holiday gifts too! Learn how to make your own easy essential oil ornaments. Plus discover my favorite holiday essential oils blends and recipes!

If you love my project for making DIY essential oil ornaments, then don’t forget to pin this tutorial to Pinterest to save for later. You may also want to check out my tutorial for making DIY alcohol ink ornaments. It’s another fun and easy holiday project the kids can join in on. And I’ve even shared the video tutorial from the craft class I took when I learned how to make alcohol ink ornaments for the first time!

Scented DIY Holiday gifts. Make fragrant DIY Christmas gifts for friends & family this holiday season with this collection of 8 DIY holiday gift ideas from top bloggers. DIY simmering potpourri, essential oil ornaments, mint chocolate soap cupcakes, Christmas ornament bath bombs, holiday air fresheners & room sprays and honey & goat milk soap! Learn how to craft handmade holiday gifts with these essential oil scented recipes now!

More Scented DIY Holiday Gifts

For more fragrant, scented holiday crafts and skin care recipes, be sure to check out these other amazing projects!

DIY Air Freshener with Essential Oils

Learn how to make DIY air fresheners with essential oils, beeswax and soy wax at Everything Pretty. These easy homemade essential oil air fresheners are perfect for closets, drawers, or anywhere that needs a little freshening up.

Honey and Goat Milk Soap Recipe

This honey and goat milk soap recipe from Life-n-Reflection is one of the simplest melt and pour soap recipes you’ll ever make! Not only does it make easy DIY holiday gifts for friends and family, but the rich lather and sweet scent make them irresistible not to keep one for yourself. The finished soaps have a classic bumblebee and honeycomb shape that makes each look expensive and elegant. Make these simple honey and goat milk soaps for DIY holiday gifts today!

DIY Christmas Ornament Bath Bombs

Handmade bath bombs always make for a fun gift, but turning them into DIY bath bomb ornaments make them the perfect holiday gift. Scented with the smells of the season and made festive with red and green sprinkles, these Christmas ornament bath bombs from Lydi Out Loud not only make a perfect holiday gift, but a full sensory experience.

8 Holiday Room Spray Recipes

Essential oil rooms sprays are so easy to make, smell amazing, and have aromatherapy benefits for you. During the holidays, it’s fun to switch the sprays out for a more festive scent. Check out these 8-holiday room spray recipes from Our Oily House to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

DIY Holiday Cupcake Bath Bombs

Get into the holiday spirit with this festive holiday bath bomb cupcake DIY from Tweak and Tinker. With two designs to choose from – one candy cane peppermint and one Christmas tree – this easy holiday skin care recipe contains nourishing oil, clay and essential oils and makes for a pretty DIY holiday gift.

Mocha Mint Cupcake Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

This mint chocolate cupcake soap recipe from Total Wellness Choice is easy to make with melt and pour soap. These soap cupcakes are adorable and are scented with a natural mocha mint fragrance oil. The unique soap mold makes the process easy. They make a great DIY holiday gift for friends, teachers or anyone who loves fun soaps.

Holiday Stovetop Potpourri Gift Ideas

See how to make a DIY stovetop potpourri gift with Country Hill Cottage! These simmering potpourri recipes make your house smell like Christmas and are wonderful DIY holiday gift ideas. The tutorial comes with free printable labels and gift tags for packaging and gifting.

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Alcohol Ink Ornaments DIY (Video Tutorial for the Holidays)

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Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they’re also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

Alcohol ink ornaments are so beautiful. So I assumed they would be a challenge to make. I was SO wrong. Truth be told, you can actually make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments from start to finish in just 10-minutes or less. So if you block out just an hour or two over the weekend, you can create a dozen of your own unique alcohol ink ornaments for your Christmas tree or winter holiday wreath.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

Not only will these handmade ornaments make your Christmas tree pop, they are also perfect to give as last minute holiday gifts. Simply customize them with the year or a family name using a paint pen for an easy keepsake ornament that can be treasured for years to come.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

My friend Hillary locally teaches a once monthly class dubbed Wine & Art Wednesdays. She’s been teaching these classes for some time now. Her latest class, however, was the most popular ever!

For this class she taught a sold out crowd how to make alcohol ink ornaments. Hillary was kind enough to allow me to video the process for my readers so you can also join in the fun! Keep reading for written instructions on how to make DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Then be sure to watch Hillary’s video tutorial (from her class) on how to make alcohol ink ornaments at the end of this post.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

How to Make DIY Alcohol Ink Ornaments

Supplies & Materials:

Alcohol Ink, In Colors of Choice
Clear Glass Ball Ornaments
Compressed Air Duster
Ribbon, Beads & Hooks, optional

Tips & Tricks:

You do need non-porous ornaments for this project. That means no plastic. Therefore, clear glass ornaments, like those found in craft stores, are perfect for making alcohol ink ornaments.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

If desired, you may want to create color cheat sheets for your alcohol inks. Simply add a drop of each of your colors to a strip a paper. Then label the colors used. This helps you know exactly what the colors are going to look like out of the bottle as so many colors appear much darker while bottled.

Additionally, it’s important to know that unlike paint, alcohol inks do not blend with one another. So mixing two colors together inside of your ornament will actually cause the colors to push away from one another rather than combine.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

Also keep in mind that less is more. You really only need a small amount of alcohol ink to coat the inside of your alcohol ink ornaments. However, there is a fix should disaster strike.

One of Hillary’s students ended with a small pool of ink in her ornament once she’d achieved a design she liked. To remove the excess ink, she thinly rolled up a small section from a paper towel. She then dipped the paper towel into the ornament to soak up and remove the excess ink from the bottom of her ornament.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

Instructions:

Cover your workspace with a plastic tablecloth or paper to protect your work surface. If desired, you may also want to wear gloves and a craft apron to prevent staining clothing and skin. If desired, do as we did and pour yourself a glass of wine. And grab a friend too! They always make everything more fun.

Once you’ve gathered all your materials, you’ll begin by simply diving in! Take a sip of wine, cock a grin at your BFF, then ready your gun – er, compressed air. (Just don’t shake the can!)

Remove the top from a glass ornament. Now add a small amount of alcohol ink to the inside of your ornament. Using the compressed air, you’ll then spray air into the ornament in short bursts. You can direct where the ink goes by simply aiming the air in different directions.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

Now add your second color and repeat the process. (Keep in mind, however, that the ink for alcohol ink ornaments dries very quickly.) Continue adding ink and air until you get the look you’re after. As there really are no rules, feel free to experiment your heart out!

Discover design ideas for your DIY alcohol ink ornaments here.

Place your finished alcohol ink ornaments back inside the carton they came in, or in another safe location, so they don’t accidentally roll off the table and break. (Wait.. did I suggest drinking wine and playing with glass at the same time? Whatever. You’re a grown ass woman. You’ll be fine.)

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

Once your DIY alcohol ornaments have dried completely, reinsert the tops. You can then add hooks to your ornaments and decorate them with beads or ribbon as desired.

DIY alcohol ink ornaments! Alcohol ink ornaments are not only a beautiful way to decorate your Christmas tree or winter wreath, they're also incredibly quick and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY alcohol ink ornaments. Plus a fun video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments from my fellow friend, artist and teacher, Hillary Hardison, and start crafting your own DIY Christmas decorations for the holidays.

Now, without further ado, Hillary’s awesome (and unedited) video tutorial on how to make alcohol ink ornaments! (I love this woman!)

To learn more about Hillary and her work you can find her on Facebook and via her website. Or, if you’re local or plan to visit the Roanoke Valley, you can find a schedule of events at the Aurora Artisans Studio & Frameshop here.

For more winter holiday ideas & crafts, be sure to check out this Pinterest board. Or discover more holiday DIY’s on the blog here. Also, don’t forget. If you’ve made a project from a tutorial or recipe on Soap Deli News, I want to see it! Simply tag your photos with #soapdelishowoff on instagram.

Making gifts for the holidays.

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Here are a few handmade gift ideas for all of you DIY’ers out there. These would make great gifts not only for Christmas, but also year round.
Make your own homemade vanilla extract. This is a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys baking!

Craft a handful of soap rocks for a unique and fun stocking stuffer. You can also use this technique to make “coal.”

Not only are these hand knit fingerless gloves beautiful, they’re useful too! A pair of these are sure to be worn all season!

Know someone with a sweet tooth? These scrumptious, chocolate truffles are easy to make and delicious to receive!

This Recipe Booklet is so easy to make. Fill it with your favorite recipes and gift it to a pair of newlyweds!

This gorgeous notebook is perfect for anyone who likes to journal! It’s easy to make and easy to use!

Have you run out of time to craft the perfect gift? Print out these holiday wine labels and attach them to a bottle of wine for a personalized touch! Find more printable gift tags and labels here.

For the gardener, create a miniature terrarium using moss or succulents. These little eco-systems are not only fun, but easy to care for.
Once you’ve made your gifts, all that’s left is the gift wrap! Martha Stewart has some great ideas for handmade gift wrap. Also be sure to check out these other DIY holiday gift posts:

1.) Preparing for the upcoming holiday season: Christmas planner and handmade gift ideas.
2.) Crafting your way into Christmas.
3.) Make your holiday a success.