Published on December 4th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain3
Snowy Candle Lights
I adore Christmas crafting, and the easier the better. But when it’s easy, fast, and makes a great item, I am in love! These beautiful snowy candle lights votives are just gorgeous. Glittery, white, and aglow, they are beautiful additions to any holiday decor.
All I needed were some old used candle glasses. Those Glade ones, or whatever small glass you want to use. I cleaned out the old wax by pouring boiling water into my glass. Dumped out the old wax into the trash and the waxy water into the grass. You don’t want that to go down the drain. Then I washed them and cleaned them up.
A nice way to recycle those little glass jars. I couldn’t remove the glued on wick holders, but my solution was to add some epsom salts into the candle, then place my votive lights into the salt, looking more snowy that way anyway.
I first added a couple handfuls of Epsom salt into a container, and then sprinkled in some pretty glitter.
Then I used a thick glue, something like Aleene’s Tacky Glue. I painted this all over the jar.
Then I rolled the jar into the glitter/salt mix.
After I finished the jar, I let it dry, then used a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of glue and water, to ‘seal’ the salt onto the jar.
The salt does seep a little, with the addition of the liquid glue, so I recommend drying the jar on a mound of salt, then just rubbing off any of the excess salt once the outside of the jar is dry.
As I said, I added a couple teaspoons worth of salt to the inside of my jar- can use the extra that you didn’t need for the outside of the jar, then tucked my candle into the jar in the salt.
It makes for a lovely snowy look jar. Easy craft for the kids!
what a pretty grouping of candles.