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Make Your Own Glittering Holiday Candles with Epsom Salt!

Looking for beautiful holiday decorations?  Or maybe you need an inexpensive gift idea that’s simple enough for a toddler to pull off!  Either way, frosted candles are a great option.   You can use candles from Walmart, the dollar store, or even used candles that you have around your house!   Purchase Epsom salt at any drugstore.  A 4 lb carton filled with Epsom salt costs about $4.

Supplies Needed:

  • Epsom salt
  • Mod Podge
  • candles

Directions:

  1. Spread out some Mod Podge on waxed paper, a plate or an easily-cleaned surface.  Spread out Epsom salt as well, on a separate surface.
  2. Roll your candle in the Mod Podge until it is covered. (Not the top or bottom, though!)
  3. Then roll the candle in your Epsom salt and let dry.  Ta-da!

Thanks, Remodeling This Life!

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20 thoughts on “Make Your Own Glittering Holiday Candles with Epsom Salt!”

  1. you can do this with a glass container too

  2. Would this craft also work for tapered candles? I already have a bunch of them. Also, anyone want to take a stab at JoAnn’s question? I am very curious about the glitter as well…I think it would look awesome!

    • Anonymous says:

      You could certainly decorate tapered candles this way, but it would be hard to burn them since the wax drips directly down the sides. They’d look pretty though!

  3. margaret nguyen says:

    Okay, I saw someone post that they had scented epsom salts, what if I buy white candles? Can I color the epsom salts? Just trying to be crafty :-).

    • Anonymous says:

      You can buy colors and scents in the candle department of any craft store. Just add a few drops of color/scent to a bowl of Epsom salts and stir until it is evenly distributed. Just keep adding a few drops at a time until you have the color/scent you desire. Be sure to keep count of how many drops you use, so you’ll know how much to use the next time!

  4. I cannot post a link, but if you look it up online, epsom salts are not flammable. There would be no problem burning these.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You should still be able to burn your candles even though the Epson salt is flammable but setting the cande. This is done the first time you light them. If you only left it burn a couple hours you should be fine. Because these 2 hours will only burn a ring a certain size. The next time the candle only melts to the size of the initial ring. Hope that makes sense. Initially you should burn a candle about 4 hours.

  6. Don’t feel dumb..I’m going on 43, with 4 kids and a college education and didn’t know what mod Podge was either! Thank you for explaining though…and I LOVE to do crafts, so surprised I never learned that one! Even took an art class in college…learned Decoupage and Mosaic…

  7. Anonymous says:

    The picture posted makes me want to go eat some Churros. LOL. This is a clever idea! Thanks.

  8. Chyrl Duggan says:

    This is such a cute idea!! The kids will love to do this. I have scented epsom salts. I’d imagine that would work as well.

  9. Um, another maybe dumb question….Mod Podge??

  10. Michelle_S says:

    Epsom salt is flammable.

  11. Has anyone tried adding glitter to the Epsom salt mix? Just curious if that would cause a problem with being able to light the candle.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but can you still burn them??