I love winter decorations. I especially love the ones that are frosted to look like they are icy or snowy. This is one of my favorite centerpieces for just that reason.
Recently, I came across these cool frosted-looking candles at some store or another (I honestly don’t remember where) but they were a whopping $19.99 a piece. Since I had visions of lining my mantle with a bunch of them, that was a bit more than I wanted to pay.
Then I started plotting on how to make my own frosted candles. I figured I’d start with a Christmas centerpiece first, to kind of figure out how it’s done. I imagined a frosted cranberry theme would look nice.
I headed to my local Walmart to grab what I needed. I snagged some Elmer’s spray glue, some Epsom salts, and some candles. The only problem was that the candle selection was pretty wiped out – being the week before Christmas, I guess red and white candles are in big demand!
I set my supplies out and began. First, I covered the table with newspaper. I’ve worked with this Elmer’s spray stuff before and I know that it is sticky!!! Not something you want all over your kitchen.
Next, I sprayed the surface of one candle evenly with the adhesive.
Quickly, I rolled the candle in a pile of the Epsom salts.
The result is this frosted looking candle…
I had really wanted to try a white candle, but couldn’t find one. I decided to try a blue and see what that looked like.
Now, to assemble the centerpiece. I took a charger (or a serving plate will work too) and spread some Epsom salts on it.
I added the candles and some cranberries which I rolled in the salts and came up with this…
In decorating, you usually follow the rule of three, so ideally you’d want three candles on the plate. I worked with what I had and was pretty pleased with the result! What do you think??
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #gluenglitter #collectivebias #CBias