Monday, December 10, 2012

Frosted Candles

Welcome back! Thanks to Pinterest, today is another fun project day here in our household. And I've brought you a fun tutorial on how to bring some winter cheer to your home for FREE! Today's project is a super easy way to glam up your home by using Epsom Salt. Let's get started!

Here's what you'll need:

Epsom Salt (mine is lavender scented, which is optional, but smells oh-so-good!)
Mod Podge or Glue (such as Elmer's school glue)
Candles (I get mine for cheap from the Goodwill)
Paper Plates
Foam Brush

First, you'll want to spread out a few paper plates, and top one with a pile of Epsom Salt to dip your candles in. The other plates you'll use to place your dipped candles on to dry. 

Next, you'll want to dip your foam brush into the Mod Podge or glue, and paint the outside of your candle. Use an extra paper plate to paint over to prevent any drips or spills from sticking to your table top surface. Be generous in your coat of glue, but don't make it runny. You want your Epsom salt to stick to the candle and stay put until it dries. 

Finally, dip your candle in the Epsom Salt, and rotate it until all of the surface is covered. Once your candle is adequately "frosted", place it on a paper plate to dry.

Repeat the easy steps above for any other candles you wish to frost, and allow them to dry before decorating. Be sure to handle them with care when placing them on their holder so that you don't accidentally chip off the frosted exterior. 

Voila! A quick and simple project to glam up your home for the upcoming holidays. I used my candles to decorate our mantle for winter, but they would look especially beautiful on a table centerpiece or a decorated entryway. 

If you try this easy project out, please share the results! Want more easy craft projects? Check out my Frosty in a Jar, where we brought the snowman indoors for the winter season. Have any other nifty decorating ideas? Please share! I love decoration inspiration!

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