When you think about DIY’ing a new project, do you feel daunted by the risk of failure? Does the TV show “Nailed it” come to mind? Well, if you said yes to either of those questions, don’t let fear hold you back.
I am all too familiar with failure, and I’ll tell you honestly, many wonderful things can be resurrected from this. As a rule, I try to not to throw things out, and instead repurpose these into new and improved items.
You might be familiar with my book, The DIY Apothecary ~ Bath & Body Edition. People ask me, ‘why didn’t you include how to make bath bombs?’ The truth; bath bombs are very finicky, and even mine “bomb” from time to time. It’s one thing to teach a standard bath bomb recipe, however, there are many factors that can spoil the final outcome. I wanted The DIY Apothecary to be a fun and easy experience for you. For example….if your bath bomb mixture is is a tad too wet, or a smidge too dry, your bath bombs will flop. Additionally, the temperature and humidity of your work space can greatly affect the project. I know, because it has happened to me so many times!
Look for my video demonstration on how to make a bath bomb (coming soon)
What to do with all of this wasted bath bomb mixture? Well, instead of throwing it out, you can make fizzy bath soaks which are just as fun! In my book there is a large section dedicated to bath fizzies and salts. What I like about them is they look pretty, make a great gift, and last for several baths instead of just one. You can layer different colour bomb crumbles with bath salts, in a decorative container. Throw in a wooden scoop and, wow! Beautiful bathroom decor with much functionality.
Fails become successes; just like the french fry. Yup, that was an accident too!
So don’t be afraid to try something different. If you fail, try again, and if you fail again, repurpose it into something new. You never know, it might be even better than you expect.