Epsom Salt Snow: How to Craft Sparkling Christmas Luminaries
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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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.
This snow will be the key to achieving that beautiful frosty look on your glass luminaries.
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.
3. Sprinkling the Snow
Sprinkle the Epsom salt and glitter mixture onto the Mod Podge layer of your glass vase.
Continue this process around each vase, making sure to cover the surface evenly.
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)
Make a variety of jars and vases for a snowy display.
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.
Then, place a faux Christmas tree on top. This will create a delightful winter scene inside your luminary.
5. Illuminate with Warmth
To complete the look, showcase your adorable display with battery-operated tea light candles and string lights.
The soft glow will give your Christmas luminaries a warm and inviting ambiance, perfect for the holiday season.
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.