It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here friends! Living here in Georgia, we don’t get much snow, so I found a way to bring a touch of the ice and snow into my home by growing salt crystals! These Salt Crystal Frosted Candle Jars are part science-project, part Christmas craft, so grab your lab coat and let’s get to it!
Salt crystals are easy to grow at home with a few simple supplies.
You’ll need a few small glass jars, Epsom salt, hot water, dish soap, and a foam brush.
Combine 1/4 cup Epsom salt with 1/4 cup hot water, then stir to dissolve the salt completely.
Add 3-4 drops of dish soap, then slowly stir to combine, careful not to create bubbles.
I added a few vinyl snowflake stickers to a couple of my jars, just to give them some extra character.
Use your foam brush to brush on the salt mixture to the glass, then allow to dry completely. You can watch the salt crystals forming as they dry. Allow about 10-15 minutes to completely dry.
Add a candle and you’re done! I use battery-operated tea lights and keep the lids on my jars. The salt crystals make the jars seem to have been sitting in the cold winter air, which is a nice touch for Christmas decor.
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!!
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