Saturday, December 10, 2011

Epsom Salt Snow - Part 1

So I never knew that Epsom Salt looked like snow. Did you?

I actually had no idea what it looked like at all because I had never seen it before. But you learn something new every day. Especially when you're cruising around the enchanting world of pinterest.

Epsom Salt, Epsom Salt, Epsom Salt! I want to do stuff with it!

And it turns out that Epsom salt is super cheap. I bought a big bag of it for less than four bucks. That is definitely the kind of crafting supply I can appreciate.

So I got a Ball jar.

I hot glued three different layers of burlap/ribbon/ribbon around it.

I tied on a couple jingle bells.

And I filled it with Epsom salt and a white candle. 

And then I made a bunch more because they are adorable! I even made a couple extra to give to my kids' teachers for Christmas gifts.

I got this little "is liiiike" silver platter at The Dollar Tree. I poured on a bunch of the Epsom salt to make it extra wintery and I was planning on adding some Christmas tree sprigs to give it an extra pop of color. 

But my kids Could Not Stop Playing With The Fake Snow. They kept pinching it up in their little fingers and sprinkling it where it didn't belong. Epsom Salt was everywhere! On the table, on the floor, on the couch, fake-flocked onto the little decorative Christmas tree I had just bought. Sorry candles, no more snow-covered platter for you! 

Much better.

And so pretty!

Good stuff, right?


Megan said...

This is such a fabulous idea. I need to go get some epsom salt.


Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

Ooooh...yes!! You know me and my love for all-things-mason-jar!! So pretty!! :)

Ali Richardson said...

Oooooooooooooooh, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I love it!!!!

Kelley @ said...

Hi! Visiting from Petite Hermine! I love how pretty this is.. and it seems simple to make too! Love it! :)

I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party if you get a chance :)

Lowri said...

These are lovely - such a fun and bright idea I love them! You have done an amazing job on these - i want to make some for Christmas!
Visiting from Tip Junkie


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