Thursday, October 11, 2012

Epsom salt crafts to make

This got me very interesting in this technique when I saw it. When the site gave a link to the Epsom salt council I started to investigate more crafts done with Epsom salts.  The link is

Shimmering Luminaries

Materials: Empty jars, Epsom salt, blue and green food coloring, paper plates, 3 small or medium bowls, Mod Podge®, and clear gloss sealer

Put one cup of Epsom salt into each bowl. Mix in one drop of food coloring. Place the blue, green and white Epsom salts on paper plates.
Coat the jar in Mod Podge®, roll in one of the salt colors. Coat the rim with Mod Podge® and salt. Let dry for 2 – 3 hours.
Repeat for remaining colors. Finish with clear gloss sealer, following sealer's instructions. When dry, fit with an electric tea light.
These should be made no more than a week ahead of time.
Early Frost Fall Décor

Materials: Decorative mini pumpkins and gourds, paint brush, mod podge, Epsom salt
Paint the Mod Podge® onto your mini pumpkins and gourds. Apply around the top of the vegetables to look like real frost.
Sprinkle a handful of Epsom salt onto your pumpkins and gourds until they are coated, making an attractive fall display.

“Ice” Frosted Windows

 In a mixing bowl, dissolve four heaping tablespoons of Epsom Salt in one cup of beer. Be sure to use a light colored beer, because a dark one will make the “frost” appear yellow. The mixture will foam up, so be sure to use a bowl deep enough that the reaction won’t overflow.

Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes at room temperature, until the salt dissolves and the foam goes away. It’s OK if some salt crystals remain at the bottom.
Dip a terry cloth rag into the mixture and then wipe the window as if you were washing it. Make sure the solution goes all the way to the edges of the window, so there’s no clear space when the window dries. While the window is still wet, go back and dab it with a damp paper towel. This will make the frost crystals appear more realistic when dry.
Allow the window to dry overnight. In the morning you will see the frost crystals. If you “frosted” too much, use a damp rag to rub away parts of the crystals or to draw pretty designs or words.
The crystals will last up to three weeks and are easily removed with a glass-cleaner and paper towel. 


Materials: Styrofoam balls, acrylic paint, Mod Podge®, Epsom salt, toothpicks, paper plates, wire hooks (optional)

Insert a toothpick as a handle into a Styrofoam ball. Paint the ball with the color of your choice. Remove toothpick and let dry on a paper plate.
Sprinkle salt on a clean paper plate. Insert another toothpick into the Styrofoam ball and coat with Mod Podge®. Roll the wet ball in the Epsom salt. Let dry.
If desired, put snowballs on wire hooks and hang them. They will also look lovely in a basket, a vase, or a winter themed centerpiece.

Candle decorated with colored Epsom salt

a rubber band was placed about 1/3 of the way from the top
of an old candle
.....and the bottom two thirds painted
(the rubber band acting as guide/stopping point for the paint).

After painting all the items, I coated them with glue followed by sprinkling Epsom salt on them.
(Removing the rubber band after everything is totally dry.)

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