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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: DIY EPSOM SALT CANDLE AND ORNAMENTS!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY EPSOM SALT CANDLE AND ORNAMENTS!

   This diy comes from www.thriftyparsonageliving.blogspot.com .  They look like they been outside and the snow and ice has crystalized on them.  Very nice.  Enjoy!


DIY Epsom Salt Ornaments and Candle




I know there's been candles and ornaments
made with Epsom salt floating around blog land for a while now,
but I thought I'd share my version which utilizes simple things most of us have lying around our homes.

Here is what I had and you'll need if you're going to make these.
1. Styrofoam balls
2. Candle
3. Paint
4. Mod Podge or Glue
5.Epsom Salt

I made this project for mere pennies because every thing I used I already had in my home.

Three styrofoam balls - from a "free" box at the local thrift store.



Paint (deco art) given to me by a friend who no longer had a use for it.


Glue

I didn't have any Mod Podge in the house, but
you can substitute glue watered down with a few
drops of water as a homemade version.

Begin by painting the balls.

Next, a rubber band was placed about 1/3 of the way from the top
of an old candle (left over from our daughter's wedding)...



.....and the bottom two thirds painted
(the rubber band acting as guide/stopping point for the paint)
.




After painting all the items, I coated them with glue followed by sprinkling Epsom salt on them.
(Removing the rubber band after everything is totally dry.)

I added some left over silver elastic ribbon to the top of the candle...




...and placed all the items on a heirloom tray
from my grandparents 25th wedding anniversary.



2 comments:

  1. How do you seal these so the epsom salt does not deteriorate and fall off in time? Thanks

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  2. Seal it with some clear spray paint or go over it with some Modge Podge. If you don't want to pay the high price for Modge Podge. There is a recipe on my blog for it. Just use half water and half white glue.

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