How to Make Bath Confetti – Easy DIY Gift Idea!

How to Make Bath Confetti – Easy DIY Gift Idea!

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Today I’m going to show you how to make bath confetti!  These make terrific DIY gift ideas that are frugal and fun! 

It uses a really cool paper that dissolves in water. You brush on color, scent and soap to the paper and you’ve made yourself dissolvable bath confetti!

I made mine in snowflake shapes, but you can get paper punches in any shape – so you could make these for any season! See the full tutorial below on how to make yours!

How to make bath confetti – materials needed:  

Instructions on how to make bath confetti:

  1.  Start by getting 2 small bowls. Start by adding 2-3 tablespoons of castile soap to your bowls.

2.  Then add about 20 drops of rose essential oil to one bowl and lavender to the other.  I want my snowflakes to be two different colors – but you could just make one color snowflake and blend the essential oil scents in one bowl if you prefer.

3.  Then it is time to add some color to your scented liquid soap.  I added 2 drops of blue soap color to the rose scented soap and one red and one blue drop (to make purple) to the lavender scented soap.

I would normally add red coloring to the rose scented soap, but I wanted the snowflakes to be light purple and light blue because well – they are snowflakes!  Go ahead and choose whatever colors you prefer!

4.  Stir the soap, essential oils, and soap coloring together until well blended.

5.  Now it’s time to get your paper solvy dis-solvable paper and paint it with your colored and scented liquid soap.  I painted the front and back of 2 sheets of paper – one for blue rose-scented and the other the light purple lavender-scented.  Be sure the paper gets fully saturated with the liquid soap mixture.

6.  Grab a drying rack or cookie sheet and leave these out to dry for a few hours.

7.  When each sheet of paper is fully dry, you can get your paper punch and start creating your dis-solvable snowflake bath confetti!  Make as many punches as you can out of each sheet of paper.

The colors here are not very bold, so if you want a bolder color, add more soap color drops when you start.

I like the subtle color that looks quite nice in a glitter wash tape decorated jar!

8.  When you are ready to use them, sprinkle a handful or two into the bath and you’ll see how quickly it dissolves!  It will add a touch of castile soap and essential oils to your bath that will make it more relaxing and fun!  You’ll get some extra bubbles and essential oil aromas in your bath.  These are easy and fun to make and are an easy DIY gift idea!

Looking for more DIY gift ideas?  Check these out (combine a few of these for a wonderful gift basket!):

Easy Homemade Lavender Soap – Make 12 Bars in One Hour!

Easy DIY Homemade Melt & Pour Rose Soap with Glycerin & Goats Milk

DIY Homemade Lotion Bars

DIY Charcoal and Clay Facial Bar Soap with Essential Oils

How To Make Easy Homemade Bath Bombs With Essential Oils

9 Responses to How to Make Bath Confetti – Easy DIY Gift Idea!

  1. Help! I tried this but I must be doing something wrong. I “painted” the sheets but they just started
    To roll up and basically start to dissolve and I had to throw them out. I want to make
    This so badly. Am I painting the wrong side? But then you said you painted both. Please help! Thanks

    • Just a guess here, but I’m thinking maybe you are using too much liquid soap? Try a very very thin layer, so it barely covers the paper. Then when that dries, flip it over and do the same thing.

      Sounds like its getting so wet that its dissolving too soon. Let me know if that helps!!!

      • I’m using a small brush so there’s very little liquid but almost as soon as the soap touches it, it starts curling up. Am I suppose to only “paint” the side that’s only paper? They are sheets and one side is like paper and the other is like a thin mat or something. I want to make this so badly and I can’t figure it out lol

  2. Hmmm….sounds like you have different dissolving paper than I did? The solvy paper that I got on amazon (link above) was the same texture front and back. It for sure sounds like you are using something differetn? I’m so sorry it’s not working for you yet. I’d be totally frustrated too if I were in your shoes. Double check to see if the paper is the same and get back to me!

  3. I swear it was the same thing but to be sure I just ordered the link for this paper and it should be here on wed so I’ll try again and keep you posted. Thanks.

      • Just wanted to update you. Idk what the folks at Michaels tried to sell me but it CLEARLY wasn’t this paper. I got it yesterday and when I opened it I immediately saw the difference. “Painted” it last night and punched perfect today. Thank you for this. I’m going to make my first batch this afternoon. Thank you! Thank you!

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