Bring on the holiday crafts! It has been far too long since glitter has infiltrated every surface of this house and given the Texan something to really grumble about. For some reason, he does not like showing up to work with glitter on his face, and shoes, and computer bag, etc. I don’t understand. I just don’t understand.
My latest crafty obsession (for the holidays) is Epsom salt. I have been using this stuff as fertilizer in the garden for a long while (plants love them some magnesium sulfate), and it is pretty hard not to miss the fact that it sparkles like snow in the sunlight. So lovely! Also it is pretty hard to miss all the holiday craft projects pinned on Pinterest that use it as such.
A little side note: something you should know about me is that I am a jar hoarder. Not just the pretty, popular mason and canning jars, but every darned jar I can get my hands on. I scavenge every jelly, jam, chutney, pickle, dip, salsa, and mustard jar. Mustard jars….why do we have so many mustard jars?! I digress. My jars were just begging to be dipped in Epsom salt ‘ice’ for the holidays.
For this project, you will need:
-Jars or glass containers of your choosing
-White craft glitter
-Clear gloss spray (as glue and finish coat)
-Sprigs of rosemary, tied into wreathes with bakers twine (or any other festive adornment of your choosing)
-tea light candles
While the gloss or glue is still wet, quickly pat all sides of the jar into the Epsom salt. Sprinkling the salt over the jar also works well. When you’ve got an even coat of salt, then take your glitter and sprinkle it over the entire jar, letting it fill in between the salt granules for a little extra sparkle. Give the jar a tap to knock off any loose stuff, and then hit the whole thing with a coat of clear gloss to help it all hold. Let it dry, then peel off the tape.