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:
So 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.
So 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.
I 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.
“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.”