Snow Covered Candle Holders

Add a wintry glow for a table or mantle

How to use epsom salt to make a lovely candle holder.I made several of these epsom salt covered jars for my Christmas Eve table, and they made a lovely display with natural greens. After the holiday, I packed them in the cabinet for next year. Today however, they came back out of cabinet when I realized there was ZERO snow in our forecast and I needed something wintry and white…NOW! So while I still can’t snow-shoe, or romp about with the dogs and my nephews in fresh fluffy white stuff….at least my living room will have a snowy glow.

They are super easy to make which means the kids can get involved for some crafting fun on the weekend.

Craft Supplies:

  • Glass jars or drinking glasses
  • Decoupage sealer or glue – I used Mod-Podge brand
  • Paint Brush (disposable is great)
  • Epsom Salt – You can get a carton at your local pharmacy
  • Bowl

Craft Directions:

  1. Make sure your glasses are clean and dry.
  2. On the outside of the glass apply Mod-Podge liberally with the paint brush, but not so much it drips. Only go half to 2/3 of the way up the jar. You can make a snow drift shape, I think it looks better than straight across.
  3. While the Mod-Podge is still wet, roll the jar in the Epsom salt until it is completely covered.
  4. Allow the jar to dry.
  5. Add a tea light candle.
Drinking glasses or jars for craft     Apply Mod-podge on glass jars
Dipping the Mod-Podge covered Jar in epsom salt     Epsom salt covered glass jars


11 Responses to Snow Covered Candle Holders

  1. alice says:

    can you use food color to change the color just wondering?

    • kakenta says:

      My daughter gave me some that the class had died blue for a Mother’s Day gift last year. They had used food coloring to get that color. It was very pretty.

  2. kakenta says:

    What a great idea! Thanks.

  3. Ganz Parent Club Help says:

    Thank you for answering Alice’s question @Kakenta! I heard you could use food color in the Mod-Podge, but I haven’t yet tried it. Have fun! ~Kit

  4. LilyV58 says:

    Looks good and sounds easy — thanks for including the photos.

  5. Anna says:

    Wow! I never thought salt would work.

  6. puddin00 says:

    I just LOVE LOVE this Ideal. My granddaughter & I will have to do this one for her Mother. Should be lots of fun.
    Thanks so much for all the GREAT IDEALS

  7. spacedoll says:

    How pretty!

  8. roseofthesunshine says:

    I would think that these would be beautiful for a wedding reception. I used plain glass brandy glasses for my daughter’s wedding reception with floating candles, but; this might be even more dramatic. Thank you for sharing this. My niece is getting married next spring and they.. might be interested in this.

  9. arielganz says:

    Looks good and sounds easy — thanks for including the photos.

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