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12 Days of Christmas DIY Giveaway: Day 3 “Ornamental” Soap!


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Hello, and welcome to day three, or as I like to call it. The easy day craft. When some people “Deck the Halls” they do it to the 9’s and go all out. Some people just put up a tree. I like to think of myself sitting somewhere in the middle. The hubbs has an Aunt who would go all out this time of the year to the point that she even had a seasonal shower curtain complete with snowman. The bathroom is typically a place reserved for “private business” and the thought of decorating never crossed my mind. Ah, but now we’re in a home where there is a guest half bath down stairs a perfectly neutral place that didn’t feel overboard adding a little glitz of Holiday cheer. So what is more subtle than “Ornamental” Soap! It’s so stupid easy that you’ll just shake your head.

So , gather your supplies. Since I didn’t actually have tiny ornaments that would fit into the narrow soap bottle’s opening. I grabbed some old shiny super light weight beads that I had from a strand of beaded garland inherited from the aforementioned Aunt. Originally I was thinking jingle bells but….well, you’ll see.

I just bought a $0.99 bottle of clear soap, I think it was Dial, and removed the label. There was some sticky residue left behind, but some WD-40 and a quick scrub with the paper towel and it was shiny and clean. Isn’t she a beaut!

Remember how I originally thought of using Jingle Bells? Well they proved to be too heavy and just sunk right to the bottom.

So after fishing them out and completely aerating the soap, I dropped the “ornaments” into the soap. At first they just floated on the top but when I put the pump back inside I swirled it around that dispersed the beads throughout the bottle.

So pretty. I did notice that after a few hours they had all settled to the bottom. Solution: just flip the bottle upside down and when you know guests are coming by, flip it back and it’ll look perfect. I do think that if I had been able to find tiny ornaments, the air inside would have kept them from sinking to the bottom, but all in all I’m happy with how it turned out and it looks festive without being over the top.

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