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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DIY snow candles

I love snow days, and unfortunately, we don't get very many of them here in the middle of NC! While my job  *does* allow for snow days, the hubs HAS to go into work when the weather goes south. Even still, I dream of a big winter storm, where we're snowed in (with heat and power, of course!), can snuggle on the couch, sip hot chocolate, then head outside to build a snowman and skate on our ice-covered cul-de-sac.

A girl can dream, right?

In the meantime, a more likely place to find snow is on our kitchen table...tonight!
I've seen these "snow candles" in stores around town, and figured I could make my own.
Here's how I did it:

What you need for this project:

  • wax candles, any size
  • mod podge or elmer's glue
  • epsom salts
  • foam paint brush
  • paper towels


Step #1: Pour a layer of epsom salts onto a paper towel.

Step #2: Using your foam brush, brush a light layer of mod podge all around the outside of your candle.

Step #3: While the modge podge is still wet, roll your candle in the epsom salts, completely covering the sides of the candle.

Step #4:  Then, sit on a paper towel to air dry.

 We received this iron candle holder as a housewarming gift, which is a great centerpiece for holiday decorating...fill it with Easter eggs at Easter, mini pumpkins for Halloween/Thanksgiving, and Christmas ornaments for Christmas! 

Time to snow-ify these candles!!


after! (After-thought: I plan to tie some ribbon on the stems below each candle...)

This was a super-simple project!
Try it and let me know what you think!


  1. So pretty! Plus, looks like something I could actually handle. Great tip! Thanks- Lani @mesocary.com

  2. Thanks, Lani - you should totally try this project...VERY easy, with really cool results!