DIY Frosted Candle Holders

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Hi there, Hometalk friends! Today I'm sharing a simple project that's the perfect festive craft for the holidays, and you may already have the supplies on hand…

I repurposed my favorite yogurt jars to create pretty frosted candle holders that can be used during the holidays and all through the winter months. TIP: Keep reading even if you don’t like yogurt–you can use the same technique with any empty clean jar! Besides a jar for each candle holder, you’ll also need Mod Podge and epsom salt. Look here for Mod Podge, and find epsom salt here!

Ready to gather your jars and get busy? Step 1: Use a sponge applicator to coat the jar in Mod Podge. 

Step 2: Holding the jar with your fingers inside, gently roll the jar in a shallow tray of epsom salts until it is fully coated.

Allow jars to dry thoroughly before adding tea light or LED votive candles. I opted to keep mine simple, surrounding them with holiday greenery and dried oranges, but you can embellish yours as desired. I added these festive candle holders to my Christmas mantel and holiday centerpiece. How will you use yours? 

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  • Annie B Annie B on Jan 02, 2022

    Wondering if the lavender scented Epsom salts would give off that scent when lit?

  • Michele Tatro Michele Tatro on Jan 03, 2022

    How "durable" is the Epsom salt coating? Does it flake off every time you move the candle? Can you spray a sealer on it, or would that melt the salt?

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  • Jlf Jlf on Jan 02, 2022

    On a cabin trip with my friends, we made these we added glitter to the Epsom salt.

  • Jodie Jodie on Jan 06, 2022

    You can do this with any jar or bottle. I used an empty Bourbon bottle and added string fairy lights. Turned out beautiful. I am going to make more for this next Christmas in multiple different sizes and shapes and with a remote control light them all up on my mantle.