~FRAGRANT BATH SALT BALLS~
Perfect For Gift Giving
For more years than I can count I've made petite Bath Salt Balls for gifts. I'm not sure where I first got the idea to fashion these little gems, but I've loved making them for at least twenty years. Simple to make, plus they are sweet, inexpensive gifts for those you love! Once packaged up in cello bags or glass jars they look absolutely lovely!
~TINY LITTLE PUFFS~
Here's what you'll need:
1. BATH SALTS
Fragrant Bath Salts can be purchased at most any variety or drug store. I purchased two large canisters of Salts at ROSS for about $7.99 each and they had lots and lots of scents to choose from. I chose FRESH COTTON because I loved the sound and thought of it!
2. MEDICAL GAUZE
This can be found at stores like Walgreen's, etc. I purchased mine in a roll but I do think you can buy pre-cut squares!
3. MEDIUM WEIGHT STRING
Found at any hardware store (like ACE). Heavy Duty Thread can also be used.
4. CELLO BAGS or JARS
I buy glass jars at the thrift store and have found some really beautiful ones for .99 each! If you think you'll be mailing your gift skip the jars and use cello bags (available at craft stores). The Salts turn out just as lovely in a decorated bag as they do in the jars.
You can use almost any style of ribbon!
6. HANG TAGS (optional)
If your knowledgeable with Photo Shop or Paint Shop Pro computer programs then you can make printable tags for your Salts! If not you can always hand-fashion some to your liking!
~ALL WRAPPED UP~
Here's what you do:
1. Unroll your gauze and working with two layers cut 4" squares.
2. Place two (2) tablespoons of prepared Bath Salts into one 4" double layer square of gauze.
3. Tie up with heavy thread or string. Knot. Snip threads.
4. Roll Salts within your hand to mold slightly into the little balls.
You can include a sweet sentiment on the back and instructions for tossing ONE SALT BALL (gauze and all) into a drawn bath!
6. Fill cello bags or jars and attach hang tag. Tie with ribbons/decorate as desired.
~READY FOR GIFT GIVING~
Here's the finished product again...
Blessings for a beautiful day!
Love to you...