Winter is coming, so you might as well embrace it! One way you can really get into the season is to decorate for it. Make wintery items to really bring the feeling indoors, without the cold breezes. And you can leave these decorations out even after the holidays are over. Get started with these DIY winter decorated Mason jar candles!
What You Need:
Take a look around your house and see what you have on hand. Then just head to the store and pick up what you’re missing! Take this list with you!
- Mason Jar
- Hot glue gun
- Small pine cones
- Glistening Snow-Tex Paint (we found ours at Michael's Craft Store)
- Epsom salt
- A candle
1: Wrap the twine around the threads of the top of the jar and then tie it in a bow. To make sure it is secure, run some hot glue around it before wrapping the twine to hold it on.
2: Glue the pinecones just under the twine bow.
3: Using the Glistening Snow-Tex paint, create snow around the top part of where the jar curves down and add some to the pine cone.
4: Add about an inch or more (depending on the height of your jar) of Epsom salt to the bottom of the jar.
5: Set the candle down on top of the Epsom salt and light it!
You can also decorate the outside of the jar with festive words. Write "Cheer" on one jar, or use three jars and write "Let It Snow" (one word per jar) and set them next to each other. Share your creations with us! Go ahead and post pictures of them below!
As a variation, cover the bottom and part way up the sides of the jar with Modge Podge instead of putting the Epsom salt in the jar. This will create a snowy effect, and the candle, when lit, will shine through it. It's also a less-messy option, as there's no Epsom salt to accidentally spill.