Robyn and I wanted to share this super simple way to make Holiday wreath bath bombs using a Cada Donut Mold! It’s so easy, if you need some last minute gifts or products to sell to your customer, try it out!
Let’s walk through it!
This tutorial is all about the design! You can use any bath bomb recipe that you prefer. Let’s jump into it!
For the mold, we used a Cada donut mold. Robyn and I both LOVE the donut mold. It is one of the easiest molds to use. Instead of using it with the donut cavity turned inside (like you would regularly), we’ll be turning the pressing plates to the outside so we end up with a flat surface. You’ll see what I mean soon!
We wanted a green color for our wreaths, so used a blend of yellow 5 and blue 1 lakes. When making green, I always start with yellow 5 and then add a touch of blue 1 until I get my desired shade of green. We ended up adding 1/2 teaspoon of yellow 5 lake and 1/4 teaspoon of blue 1 lake in 1/4 batch of Robyn’s recipe. Be sure to up the amount if you’re making a larger batch!
Step 1: Mix up your bath bomb mixture and add color to get that perfect green!
Step 2: Add binder until your mixture is the perfect consistency for molding your bath bombs.
TIP: Water as a binder: We LOVE water as a binder. It activates the mixture a tiny bit and creates a bath bomb that dries really quickly! You don’t need much! Be sure to mix it well to avoid warting.
Step 3: Mold your bath bombs!
Remember to turn your mold pieces around so you don’t have the donut shape, but just a flat surface.
Step 4: Dry your bath bombs before decorating. Depending on how humid it is where you live, you might need to dry them 1-4 days. I dry in a room with a dehumidifer running and mine only need about 24 hours to dry (even in humid Florida!).
TIP: Drying your bath bombs: The best way to quickly dry your bath bombs is to place them in a room with a dehumidifier running. If you have no humidity where you live, then you probably don’t have to do this. But if you have any humidity, I highly recommend investing in a dehumidifier. Even if you don’t have high humidity, it can help your bath bombs dry quickly so you can decorate and package even faster! I like this dehumidifier from Homelabs on Amazon.
Once dry, you can add your Wonder Bar piping and drizzle berries and ribbon.
Let’s do it!
We used Wonder Bar for the wreath texture piping.
If you want to make just a bit of Wonder Bar for topping your bath bomb project, check out this blog post on masterbatching Wonder Bar! You can simply take out a bit of mixture and add alcohol as needed to get it to that piping consistency.
Or, you could make a whole batch of Wonder Bar and then use the leftovers to pipe bubble wands!
We took a bit of materbatched Wonder Bar and colored it green. We added alcohol to get it to the perfect piping consistency.
TIP: Before piping Wonder Bar onto your bath bombs, be sure to spray bath bombs with 91% alcohol to help it stick!
We did two different piping designs. On one, we simply used an open star tip and created a swirl. Easy peasy!
On the other, we used a leaf tip to create a more textured wreath. We got this idea from a cookie design. If you do a Pinterest search for piping wreath cookies, you’ll find so many cool designs and techniques!
Then we made a batch of drizzle to add some berries and ribbon. We did not wait for the piping to dry, although you could!
We hope this inspires you to make your own Holiday Wreaths! Please share in the group if you do!
Amanda & Robyn
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