Easy Christmas Frost and Snow for Glassware and Jars

With some white glue and epson salt and some empty jars and miss matched glassware. Simple and easy and all washes away after Christmas!!
You need Epson salt which you can get most anywhere for about a dollar.
White glue cheep store brand will do just fine, you will add a bit of water to thin it so it paints easy with a sponge brush.
Glitter is optional..
This is what I used because I already had it on hand .. the sents just keep you calm while you craft....
Select your glassware.
On a lid or something to catch your overage of salt . Turn your glass upside down. And brush your glue from the stem down toward the lip of the glass. It looks best if you finish your strokes unevenly!!
Use a spoon and sprinkle the salt over the wet glue , then the glitter if wanted.
Let it dry .. but if your not happy with it you can easily wash it off with running water.
Fill with small ornaments..
You can use jars too
Add salt inside and add a candle .. the salt will stick to the melted wax and make cleaning out as easy as just dumping it out .. then after Christmas just run all the jars and glassware through the dish washer or wash by hand.. clean up is super easy because the glue is not full strength.
Now a bit of ribbon ...and decorate!!!
Everything looks better with a frost on!!

Suggested materials:

  • Epson salt
  • White glue
  • Glitter
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  • Carolcecilia
    on Dec 15, 2016

    Is Epsom salt safe for pets? I know it is cheap and the scent is good but need to be safe if someone has curious cats!

    • Vee Ashburn
      Vee Ashburn
      on Dec 17, 2016

      I think they would have to ingest a lot of it to harm them any! In all the years I have been using epson salt I have never had any problems with any of my 3 cats or 2 dogs!!!

  • Ann
    on Aug 3, 2017

    Is there a way to color the glue or epson salt? Say orange for Halloween
    • Vee Ashburn
      Vee Ashburn
      on Aug 3, 2017

      oh that could be fun .. Sure I would but a drop or two of food coloring in the glue .. I wouldn't do paint because it could make it dull.. but food color would remain transparent... I might have to try this ... Great Idea!!!!
  • Carol
    on Sep 8, 2020

    I love the look of these! How/when do you add the glitter?

    • Vee Ashburn
      Vee Ashburn
      on Sep 8, 2020

      I mix the glitter and salt together and all the at the same time. Right after you put your coat of glue on and before it dries.

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  • Ardale
    on Aug 21, 2017

    Love this idea and am going to try it this Christmas! My only reserve was afraid the glue once dry wouldn't come off even with soaking in hot soapy water but since you said it does wash off I'm all for trying this beautiful and easy idea! Thanks for sharing!
  • Theresa
    on Nov 30, 2017

    I want to make candles with scents and not have to purchase them where do I get the natural ingredients for the scents

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