As we move closer to Christmas day, the silly season is ramping up and we're socialising more and enjoying seasonal festivities that truly get us into the spirit of Christmas, making memories and sharing fun times with family and friends.
This week's project is a snap to make, requires just a few simple supplies and looks gorgeous as a table centrepiece, on the mantle piece, or as a welcome in the entryway of your home.
What you'll need:
Glass jars of varying sizes
Epsom Salts - fine granules if you can find them, or get the regular ones and use a mortar and pestle to grind them up, which is what I did.
Glitter - the fine, translucent type is best
A foam or bristle brush, 1" wide
Battery operated tea lights
Cover your workspace or at least set yourself up in an area that you can easily clean up because it's a little messy!
Make sure your jars are clean and free of fingerprints.
Mix some glitter through a cup of Epsom Salts. It's best to use fine granules if you can, but if not, grind up the salts in a blender or with a mortar and pestle. Stir the glitter through so it's evenly distributed.
Spread an even layer of Mod Podge around the top of the jar and allow it to run down the sides a little.
Now, holding the jar on the inside, sprinkle the epsom salts over the mod podge until you've got an even coverage. Set aside to dry for at least an hour.
If you want to set the salts - a little kind of drops off every time you move the jars, so get happy with the errant bits of snow OR you can spray a light coat of adhesive over them or use some hairspray (my preference).
Use some festive embellishments and twine to decorate the top of the jars. Attach them with hot glue.
Pour some more of the epsom salt/glitter mix into the bottom of the jar, so it looks like its filling up with snow, and set your tea light on it.
Tip - dab a little mod podge onto the embellishments, and sprinkle with 'snow' as well.