Whatever time of the year, we always use loads of candles in our home. You just can’t beat real candle light when it comes to making your home feel cozy! And of course, even more so at Christmas (as if I need an excuse?!). Jam jars are absolutely perfect for these Epsom salt snowy glass jars. I used some old Douwe Egbert instant coffee jars – they are a bit bigger than the jam jars and there is no writing embossed on the jar like some of the mason jars. Which makes the whole process even easier.
What you need for your Snowy glass jars
- Some jam jars, mason jars or old glass coffee jars
- Mod Podge
- A brush or brush sponge
- Epsom Salt – This is the massive tub we’ve got as we use it for our bath too!
- Glitter (I recommend a white or translucent glitter to mix for extra sparkly “snow”)
- A large bowl and spoon
- Some twine or string for the top of the jar
- Some small decorations to add some detail
- Hairspray or a spray glue to “set” your snow
Here’s what to do
Give your jar a good thorough clean so that there are no glue remains, grease or other dirt that will prevent the Mod Podge from sticking.
Mix some Epsom Salt and glitter (use as much as you feel is right for you!) in a bowl. Give it a good stir and take a moment to stand back and admire the SPARKLE 🙂
Cover your jar in a generous even coat of Mod Podge. Try to work fairly fast to make sure the glue doesn’t dry. With the glue still wet, take your spoon and sprinkle the Epsom salt / glitter mixture over your jar. Shake off any remains into the bowl. Cover the whole jar with the mixture. Set aside and leave to dry.
Once the Mod Podge is dried you can spray your jar with an adhesive glue, or hairspray. This will help to “set” the snow. There will always be some element of snow coming off the jar (it just wouldn’t be Christmas without some glitter sticking to everything!!) but this will help to reduce it. Leave to dry.
You can catch how I finished off the snowy glass jars on my Facebook Live here.
add a finishing touch
I wrapped some string around the top to add some detail.
Next, I took a small piece of pine garland (I got this in The Works) and make a miniature wreath (I just created a small loop and hot glued the ends together). I added a small piece of string and hot glued it to the rim of the jar.
I didn’t like the finish of where it was glued on so I added a small bow to hide the join. Add some berries and that’s it!! They look lovely without a candle ..
But they really come into their own in the evening when you add a candle!
And here’s what it looks like on our dresser. The stand it comes on was made from a candle holder (The Range) and a slice of wood. Just hot glue the wood slice on top of the candle holder. It took me a minute, tops, to create this mini display stand!
Do you recognise the gnomes from a previous Facebook Live? They’re so much fun to make! You can find how you can easily make them yourself here.
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