Pinterest 365 – Day 30 – Frosted Candles

Well I have to say, I can’t believe I actually made it 30 days.  It has certainly been fun, but there were some days when it felt like I wasn’t going to make my deadline.  Only 335 days to go!

Here’s a visual recap of the last 30 days:

November RecapFrosted CandlesSo onto today’s post.  Frosted candles.  I found this tutorial on the Martha Stewart website via Pinterest and then a friend shared the craft with me at a Pinterest party.  And I wanted to share it with you.  It’s super easy, really inexpensive and leaves you with a very elegant candle that you could give as a gift, wrapped in cello wrap or use it as a decoration.  The six I made tonight will join my Nativity scene on my mantel in a week or so.  I love the frosty look; reminds me of snow.

100_4133So how did I make these?  Well, let me tell you :-).  You’re going to need Epsom salt, Mod Podge, a foam brush and candles.  I also added white glitter to the Epsom salt to give it a little sparkle.  This was not included in the tutorial instructions.  It’s hard to see the glitter in the salt, but I’m hoping when the candles are lit, the light will bounce off the glitter.  We’ll see.

 

100_4137100_4138100_4139I poured out the Epsom salt onto a plate and then mixed the glitter in.  I then brushed the entire candle with Mod Podge and proceeded to roll the candle through the Epsom salt.  It’s important to apply some pressure when you’re rolling the candle so the salt really sticks to the glue.  And as quickly as you start, you’re done.  Just set them aside for several hours for the glue to dry and then you can begin wrapping them or placing them out for decorations.

100_4144Aren’t they pretty?  Grace

 

 

ellie 7

“I’m pretty sure that you don’t want Woody and me to lick these, even though I’m sure they would taste really good.  Just checking.”

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2 Responses to Pinterest 365 – Day 30 – Frosted Candles

  1. sagegrayson says:

    Very pretty candles! I spend way too much time on Pinterest, but I rarely make any of the projects I find. What a fun challenge to do something from Pinterest every day.

    • gracieed says:

      Thank you Sage. Yes, I do love all the ideas I find and even doing one thing a day only cracks the surface of all the good ideas that are out there. I try to make sure what I’m working on has purpose either for my home or for someone in my life. Thank you for your kind words.

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