Surprise the bride-to-be with an afternoon of pampering at a spa-themed bridal shower! And to make the occasion extra special, prepare spa-themed favors to match. Of course, you could always visit your favorite pharmacy or a department store cosmetics section to see what pampering products they may have available—lotions, body scrubs, fragrant soaps, loofahs, bath mitts, aromatic candles, and the like. But why not consider making your own guest gifts?
Sound intimidating? Not at all, especially after you visit these links we found to tutorials for DIY handmade soap, bath salts, soy candles, and vintage-style apothecary bottles. Lovely ways to help the bride and her party get some moments of relaxation before the Big Day!
Make Something Special To Take Home
- It’s hard to believe that this elegant, vintage-style dresser bottle is actually made from a regular decorative container with a cork—and a glass drawer pull as a fancy topper! And the bottle label? Its a printable from Formal Fringe (in the same post with the full tutorial) printed on office store acetate! Make one for each shower guest and fill it with a refreshing after-bath splash.
- Colorful and fragrant bath salts are another lovely option as shower gifts. We just love that Christina of Intimate Weddings showed how color can “prettify” your favors to look like these. To the standard recipe, just add a few drops of food coloring to suit your chosen fragrance—her samples shown here are pink grapefruit, bergamot, lime, and mint. Lovely!
- Did you ever think you could make your own candles (without being back in the pioneer era)? Well, thanks to Kesha Thomas we have a surprisingly simple how-to for crafting soy candles presented in mason jars! Your guests would love relaxing with the scent of these gifts long after your spa-themed shower is over.
- Heavenly! That’s how Sybille of Fun.kyti.me describes the look of these dainty soap wrapper printables she designed. And we totally agree! Her post not only includes links to various handmade soap recipes you can try, it also includes these very same downloadable printables for you to use as packaging. Just add a bit of matching twine, and you have the most darling gift items for your spa shower!