How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

I may not like winter but I love decorating for it! Between me + you if I could talk my Hubby into putting up the tree right now I’d be tempted to do so! Don’t worry, I’ll wait until Black Friday for that! Until then I am getting some crafts done to be ready for the moment I can put it all out!

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Kissed Candle Holders {DIY Mason Jar Snowy Winter Craft} Tutorial Found on momspotted.com #FunCraftsWithMom

I’m not a big candle person having a toddler in the house (and of course there is this one time my house burned down too) so I try to save it for special occasions. Christmastime is one of those occasions. We love to get a real tree every year. Okay, the hubby swears it smells better but really that is gone in a few days and then it’s Yankee Candle keeping it going for the next month.

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

Epson salt is a very cheap but effective way to decorate with faux snow. I love to use it all over the house to decorate. Today I’m going to share with you how we use it to make snowy looking candles for all over the house.

Supplies Needed:

  • Epson Salt
  • Candles
  • Old jars or vases
  • Paint Brush
  • Bowl
  • Cup or Spoon
  • Twine (optional)

Epson Salt Makes Great Snow for Home Decor Projects and Sensory Crafts for Kids! #FunCraftsWithMom

First you will want to take a few cups of Epson salt out and pour it into a bowl. Then start brushing a layer of mod podge onto your glass jars. You only need a thin layer. Then take a spoon and sprinkle the salt over the glue. You can also just roll it over the salt if you have a bowl that will give you enough space.

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

Sawyer absolutely loved playing with the Epson salt. I think he played with the bowl of salt for at least 2 hours just spooning it into the cup and then pouring it out. It was a great sensory craft for him.

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

If you want to add twine like I did you can just add an additional line of mod podge to the top and then wrap it around over it. Since it dries clear use a glob of it in the back to hold and secure the end.

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

If you aren’t going to use twine you’ll want to give yourself a cleaner finished line and make the last swipe with the mod podge. I give a slight wave so it resembles a snow wave.

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

Isn’t it pretty when done? You could even put these outside depending on the weather as luminaries!

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

Did you know you can even do this directly on candles?

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles {Plus, DIY Mason Jar Snow Kissed Candle Holders} #FunCraftsWithMom

How pretty does this look? you could also place this in a hurricane with a few cups of Epson Salt as a base and then plant this in there and light!

How to Make Easy Decorative Snow Candles #FunCraftsWithMom Craft Tutorial found on momspotted.com

Do you love to decorate for the seasons?

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About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you’ll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! says:

    Those are gorgeous and I love that Sawyer helped make them. Going to give this a try with my kiddos!

  2. nicole says:

    Awesome way to add some holiday spirit to your candles, love this! Easy to do too! The jars would be awesome to put some treats in or cookie mix for gift giving.

  3. These are really cute. Thank you for sharing this craft idea with us. I honestly think even I could handle doing this with the kids.

  4. I just love how these turned out. I totally pinned them and want to make them. I’m coming over for a girls’ craft day!

  5. I love these! Terrific idea and one I could do with the grandsons.

  6. Cynthia R says:

    How pretty! I’m surprised how easy it is, it looks like candles you would buy retail at the store for premium holiday prices. Great job!

  7. Emilie says:

    These turned out so pretty! I love the sparkle.

  8. Isra says:

    These are so awesome! I just pinned it, I love candles especially in the winter. Thanks for an easy DIY!

  9. Laura says:

    Thanks! This is easiest enough that I can use this with my class! Thanks!

  10. vickie couturier says:

    how cute,,this would be a fun craft to do with the grandkids

  11. So pretty! Can’t wait to try this<3 Pinned

  12. TheFruGirls @FrugElegance says:

    Saw your post on the G’Day Link Party. These came out beautiful! Have to try them- they are just what we love frug-elegant looking! following now on Pinterest. Happy Holidays!

  13. I have been looking for something to do with our jars – so simple but so effective. They look really amazing, thanks for sharing.

  14. Jerri says:

    Great project! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

  15. I solve this idea…so creative! I would like to invite you to share it at the Saturday crafty showcase at Bowdabrablog.com

    ~Crystal~

  16. I never thought of using epsom’s salt for anything else but taking baths. I love the sparkle it adds and I like that you put it on the prego jar in a wavey pattern, more like if it were sitting out in the snow. Love it! thanks for the idea.

  17. Gary Kubiak says:

    I love the idea. I do a lot of craft shows and that will go over big. Thank you

  18. G K says:

    I love this idea, and we already have all of the products needed.

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