Epsom Salt Snow: How to Craft Sparkling Christmas Luminaries

by Charity

This year, why not take your Christmas decorations to a whole new level by crafting your very own DIY frosted glass Christmas luminaries?

These epsom salt frosted glass vases and jars not only look stunning but also create a warm and cozy atmosphere during the winter season.

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Fake snow with Epsom salts

1. Creating Epsom Salt Snow

To start, mix together one cup of Epsom salt and one tablespoon of clear or white glitter to make your faux snow.

White glitter and Epsom salt snow mix

This snow will be the key to achieving that beautiful frosty look on your glass luminaries.

DIY winter decor with Mod Podge

2. Applying Mod Podge

Take your glass vases or jars and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge onto each one.

This adhesive will help the fake snow stick to the glass, giving it that frosty effect.

Epsom salt snow sprinkled on vase

3. Sprinkling the Snow

Sprinkle the Epsom salt and glitter mixture onto the Mod Podge layer of your glass vase.

Work in sections around the vase

Continue this process around each vase, making sure to cover the surface evenly.

Create a window on the larger vase

You can choose to either cover the entire vase with fake snow or leave a small clear window to see the magic inside. (I'll show you how to create that later on)

Snowy glass jar luminaries

Make a variety of jars and vases for a snowy display.

Fill the bottom of the jar with fake snow

4. Extra Snow and Decoration

If you choose to leave a window section in your vase, you can add some of the Epsom salt snow to the bottom of it.

Easy Christmas DIY projects for home decor

Then, place a faux Christmas tree on top. This will create a delightful winter scene inside your luminary.

Arrange your display

5. Illuminate with Warmth

To complete the look, showcase your adorable display with battery-operated tea light candles and string lights.

Add lights

The soft glow will give your Christmas luminaries a warm and inviting ambiance, perfect for the holiday season.

More DIY Winter Scenes

For more holiday decor ideas, check out this Christmas cloche tutorial or these Christmas candle ideas.

Christmas luminaries made from epsom salt snow

Christmas Luminaries with Epsom Salt Snow

These luminaries not only make for a wonderful wintery decoration but also bring a cozy and festive atmosphere to your space during the holidays.

If you have any questions or want to share your own winter vase ideas or variations on how to frost glass jars with Epsom salts, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Mara Vsn Mara Vsn on Dec 14, 2023
    Hi lovely idea. Do i need glitter or salt alone can do?
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