Holiday Candle Glitter Jars

10 Materials
15 Minutes
Jazz up a Mason Jar, Pickle Jar, Mustard container and make a simple holiday craft in no time. These beautiful candle jars are an easy to make, and produce gorgeous, sparkling results!
• Wash your jar(s) with hot water, allow to dry.

• Using rubbing alcohol and a lint-free rag, clean again.
• Paint the inside of your jar with mod podge.

• Sprinkle with Epsom salts. Epsom salts are mostly water so not flammable. As a matter of fact, I got a few granules on the candle wick and it took F-O-R-E-V-E-R to get that wick lit! I had to scrape off the granules, and then wait for the wick to dry. It still took a while for the lighter to catch.

• Tip: don’t let your candle wick come in direct contact with the Epsom Salts.

• Epsom salts start clear but turn white the longer they are exposed to air. In a week they will be white as snow, so perfect for a holiday craft!

• Swirl the Epsom salts around on the inside of the jar. 

• Allow to dry.
• Add some dry Epsom salts for weight.

• Add a candle, light and enjoy.
• To make glitter jars, using adhesive spray give the inside of a jar a good spritz all around.

• Quickly dump a decent amount of glitter inside my Mason jar. Swirl until the inside was completely covered. 

• After I completely covered the inside of my jar, I tapped the excess onto a sheet of aluminum foil for later use.

• I allowed the gold glittered Mason jar to dry overnight.
• I poured a small quantity of Epsom salts into the bottom of the jar, added a candle and lit it.

• This is one beautiful jar! I am just not sure it is non-flammable, so be careful if you do this – I wouldn’t want you to start a fire in your house! Flameless candles may be a better choice for this one.
• There are all sorts of ways to decorate jars using Epsom salts and glitter: inside, outside, both inside and outside, just the rim - you are only limited by your imagination!
• This is a great beginners holiday craft!
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  • Vicki Vicki on Nov 25, 2020

    I have . birdbath outside & would like a few ideas on decorating it for Christmas

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