The end of the school year is quickly approaching and that means Teacher Appreciation Week will be here before you know it. Whip up these adorable DIY unicorn bath salts to let your child’s teacher know just how magical she is. All her troubles will melt away while soaking in their magical scent, and the container is pretty darn cute to look at too!
- Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape
- Midnight Black Vinyl Roll
- Glitter Cardstock
- Easter Felt Sheets
- Clear Storage Container
- Lavender Fragrance Oil
- Hot Glue
- Smooth White Cardstock
- Baker’s Twine
- Epsom Salt
- Plastic Fork
- Disposable Bowls (5)
- Food Coloring
- Magical Thank You Tags Printable
- Unicorn Horn and Lashes Cut File
To make your DIY unicorn bath salts, you will first need to color the Epsom Salt. Since I was making five containers, I simply used one of the empty storage containers as my measuring cup. I used a little over one bag of the Epsom Salt to make five full containers. Pour the salt into five disposable bowls, and then add your desired amount of food coloring to each. I wanted mine to be more pastel so only added a little to each. Use a fork to evenly mix the coloring, and then add a drop of Lavender fragrance oil to each bowl.
Next measure roughly 1/3 cup of each color and layer them into your containers in rainbow order, starting with the purple first.
Continue layering the colors, with the final color pink. Be sure to give the containers a gentle shake between each layer to ensure the colors are level.
Next, either upload the Unicorn Horn and Lashes Cut File and use your Cricut® to cut the unicorn horns onto gold glitter cardstock, or print and hand cut. Cut the lashes on the midnight black vinyl roll.
To create the felt flowers, cut 3” squares from felt, and then into circles. They don’t have to be perfect; in fact the less perfect they are the better they look! Starting at one point of the circle, cut into the center in a swirl pattern, leaving a flat end piece.
Begin forming the flowers by starting with the small pointed end and begin rolling it around in the circle until you reach the flat end piece. Add a small dab of hot glue to the underside of the newly formed flower, and then fold the flat piece over to secure. I also cut a few leaves to go along with them. Create three flowers per container. You can find steps for additional felt flowers here.
Now it’s time to add all the pieces to the containers. Start by adding the horn to the lid using hot glue.
Next, center your first flower in the middle of the horn on the lid and attach with hot glue.
Hot glue the leaves to the backs of your remaining two flowers, and then glue them to either side of the middle flower.
Add the eyelashes to the container itself. Print and cut the Magical Thank You tags, then tie around the container using baker’s twine.
And now you have the most dreamy and relaxing gift for all those magical teachers out there!
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Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever. She lives by the motto “I can spray paint that,” has a major sweet tooth, and when she’s not crafting or planning parties, you can find her spending time with her husband, son and three dogs.