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


About The Author

Kit Bennett
Kit Bennett is a celebration and play expert who believes that sprinkles, pom-poms, pipe cleaners and wiggle eyes make the world a brighter place. She’s the founder of and KidsParties 1-2-3 where she makes planning a party for kids as easy as 1,2,3! Her inspiration comes from her four children, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews whom she loves BIG, BIG, BIG!

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. amy says:


  5. LilyV58 says:

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

  6. Anna says:

    Wow! I never thought salt would work.

  7. 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

  8. spacedoll says:

    How pretty!

  9. 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.

  10. arielganz says:

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