I got this adorable idea from www.eatdrinkchic.com. I can't take credit for it but I made them for my bridesmaids & they loved them. Here's the article & you can see how mine turned out at the very bottom where I attached pics.
Reward your bridesmaids for all their hard work with this feminine and chic DIY gift idea- relaxing homemade bubble bath! Read on for some bubble bath recipe links, packaging ideas and free printable labels!
HOMEMADE BUBBLE BATH
According to this article by Abigail Beal , the basic ingredients for bubble bath are:
- 1 quart of distilled water
- 1 bar of castille soap (4 oz. Bar)
- 4 ounces liquid glycerin
You then add the appropriate oils to concoct the desired fragrance and mood. (Obviously you adjust measurements depending on your bottle size.) Check out her recipes including Sweet Dreams (for relaxation) and Love Potion (for putting you in a romantic mood!)
(back of bottle)
For packaging I hunted down a frosted glass bottle (I've recycled a bottle previously used for a Japanese spirit) and used a cork from Riot Art and Craft. Alternatively, you can use a screw top- this would probably also look good. I did some digging and found this great frosted glass bottle with a cork online at Save on Crafts. They have quite a range ofglass bottles and they also sell corks in various sizes. A good way to hunt down glass bottles online is to do a search on Kaboodle. For the labels I've chosen a very light brown recycled paper to print onto for a slightly vintage feel, however you can also print onto white to get a very striking, high contrast image.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR PACKAGING:
- Scissors/Scalpel or Guillotine
- Double-sided tape
- Colour inkjet or laser printer
- Medium sized glass bottle - (preferably frosted glass with cork)
- Light brown recycled paper or white textured paper
- Bottle Labels - Download
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PACKAGING
- Print out your labels on your colour printer.
- Carefully cut around the edges of your back and front labels with a scissors.
- Cut out your round seal. I found that cutting carefully around the seal with a scissors was sufficient but if you want to be really precise try using a circle punch of a similar size or an adjustable rotary circle cutter.
- Cut a thin rectangular strip of paper for the top seal- the dimensions of this depend on your bottle. Experiment and see what looks best.
- Use double-sided tape to stick your labels and seal in place on bottle.
My Version: (Not too bad)