- Epson salt
- Mason jar
- Mod podge
- Brush to apply mod podge
- Greenery, berries , and/or ribbon (to decorate as you like)
- Shoe box lid to work in/easier clean up
- Hot glue and glue gun to attach greenery and extras
I purchased my Epson salt from Dollar Tree. They came in bigger pieces than I liked. So, I placed my Epson salt in a plastic bag and used a rolling pin to break them into smaller pieces. I recommend getting a shoe box lid or some container to contain the Epson salt that will fall off. It will make your clean up a lot easier. I wanted my Epson salt to remain white, but if you wish to color yours, then you can do so by applying a few drops of food coloring to your Epson salt in a baggy and mix it well. A few drops will go a long way, and you can always add more. It will take a while to mix, so just be patient.
Now apply a good amount of mod podge to your mason jar. I did the entire side of the mason jar, but you could also tape off sections if you wish to make a design with yours. To apply the Epson salt you could either pour it over your mason jar, which should also be over your shoe box lid or container. You could also pour the Epson salt into your container and then roll your mason jar in the Epson salt.
If there are any areas that did not get covered to your liking, then apply some more mod podge and sprinkle more Epson salt over that area. I went back and did the rim of my mason jar after my sides were covered. Allow it to dry overnight, and then lightly shake off any extra Epson salt.
Some Epson salt was still coming off the next morning. So, I decided to add another layer of mod podge over the entire piece. I used the rubber brush to apply this second layer of mod podge, but after doing this I think a sponge brush may have been better. The sponge brush would have allowed me to get into the grooves a little better. I then allowed this to dry overnight. This seemed to help the Epson salt stick a little better.
Now it is time to apply some decorations to your jar. I wrapped some twine around the lip of my jar a few times and glued it down with a little hot glue. I then attached this cute little wreath I had. Feel free to use other types of greenery or holly, this is just what I had on hand. Then I added a little battery-operated candle inside. You could also fill the container with flowers and greenery. It will also be cute to make several different sizes to decorate around your home with.
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