Epsom Salt Luminaries

Epsom salts are perfect for creating a crystal snow effect on any craft project. We used recycled glass jars to create these Christmas Epsom Salt luminaries for decorations.

by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Glass Jars
White Acrylic Paint
PVA Craft Glue
Epsom Salts
Clear Spray Varnish
Candle for Luminary


Start by taking your glass jar and remove any labels.

Pour the paint into the inside of the jar and swirl it around until it is well coated.

The white provides a nice background to the Epsom salt crystals. Pour out any excess paint and allow it to dry inside.


Coat the outside of the jar in white craft glue. You need a thick layer to allow the crystals to attach but not too thick that it drips off.

Roll the jar into the Epsom Salts until it is well coated. Stand and allow to dry.

Finish it off with a coat or Varnish to help prevent the crystals from popping off.

Add a candle and you are finished.

We added a snowflake to a green jar for a different effect.

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