By: Crystal Owens Facebook Pinterest Twitter December 4, 2013

Snowy Mason Jar

Snowy Mason Jar

UPDATE: If you are worried about the salts falling off, apply another coat of Decou-Page on top of the salt after it has dried to the jar or you can purchase a spray sealer as well.

Hi DecoArt readers! It's Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess here sharing an easy holiday craft. Can you believe the holidays are almost upon us? The year seems to have flown by and the most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner! I've always enjoyed making my own holiday decor, whether it's a simple candleholder or tree trimmings. There’s something special about creating décor in your home, especially looking back at them over the years. It’s funny how styles and trends change. Well, this mason jar lantern is perfect for any and holiday table.

One of my favorite DecoArt crafting mediums is Decou-Page glue, especially on mason jars. It has a great hold and can help transform something plain into beautiful home decor. Today I’m sharing an Epsom salt covered Mason jar that would make a great addition to your holiday décor or Thanksgiving table.

Items needed :

  • Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 2oz - Americana Decou-Page Matte
  • Epsom Salt
  • Mason Jars
  • Brush
  • Optional: twine, Christmas picks

Instructions :

Begin by covering the jar with decoupage glue.

Cover the entire jar with epsom salt. This will make the jar appear like its covered in snow. It also looks beautiful when a candle is lit.

Tie twine around the mouth of the jar and hot glue mixed berries and picks.

A simple and easy to make mason jar craft that’s perfect for the holiday season.

Be sure to visit A Pumpkin and a Princess  for more projects and to learn more about Crystal Owens.

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What a wonderful jar! It will look so pretty with a candle in it or for a small gift!!


October 24, 2014

I love it so simple, and i have everything here now, no trip to craft store.


October 30, 2014

Love it. I need to make this Thank you

donna stanley

November 4, 2014

I LOVE these. Just made 5 of them. Quick, easy and so pretty. Hoping to plan a girl's craft night to make these.


November 4, 2014

my cousin posted this and I was so thankful, because I do a Ladies Group each month, and I have to come up with a craft, and It has to be a recycled craft to almost free! This will be not only easy but cost effective ! Thank you!! Ann


November 8, 2014

Love this idea definitely going to give it a go

sue wood

November 8, 2014

These are adorable! What size mason jar would you recommend using?


November 8, 2014

Great idea I'm using Dr Teals Eucalyptus & Spearmint Epsom Salt to give it a seasonal fragrance also!


November 8, 2014

This is so pretty, going to try this ASAP

Sandra Harris

November 8, 2014

I think this is so simple looking, it makes it lookso pretty. I love the idea and will be going ut tomorrow to get some jars. Thank you for sharing your idea.

Linda Bechtold

November 9, 2014

This should work on any size or shape jar.


November 10, 2014

I'm going to make these for my after-the-concert treat table.


November 10, 2014

Absolutely love this, can't wait to try it!

Amber Price

November 10, 2014

I love this project and I'm going to make one or two!


November 10, 2014

I love these easy crafts and who knew epsom salt is so icey and beautiful. I cant wait until tomorrow.

Jenine Love

November 11, 2014

Love your ideas going to try the jar project,also going to try tree branches for my office and decorate them


November 11, 2014

Hi, I was talking to a lady that works at a craft store about this and she was curious if the Epsom salt gets messy after these are made? Her exact question to me was "What if someone picks this up with wet hands, do the salts melt?" Anyone have feedback on that? Thanks so much!


November 11, 2014

These are so pretty, going to make them. I would like to know however, does the salt flake off easily and is it safe to put a tea candle in it without the jar breaking or do you recommend a battery operated tea light?

Carol Rinus

November 12, 2014

What a wonderful idea. Been wanting to make a burlap and lace table runner so this would be great down the center. Thanks so much.


November 12, 2014

how can I keep the Epsom salt flakes from falling off? Clear spray??? Hair spray??? Would like to give these as Christmas gifts, but I want to make sure that the Epsom salt flakes stay on. Thanks


November 12, 2014

These are SO cute and so unique. Reminds me of a little gift one might find in a boutique. I think I'll make 5 or 6 of these as gifts for friends. Thanks!

Judy H.

November 12, 2014

Do you use the battery operated tea lights for this?


November 14, 2014

Arleen, Carol, Bobbie - thank you for the sweet comments! I recently took the jars out of storage and they're still in great shape. The epsom salt does flake a little but it's not too noticeable. Once the initial application has dried you could use spray adhesive to help keep the salt intact. Another suggestion is to lightly brush another layer of decoupage or acrylic sealer on with a brush (not a foam brush). I hope you enjoy making the jars this holiday season!


November 14, 2014

I LOVE this. So does my 14 year old granddaughter. We are planning a craft night and I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Irene Y.

November 14, 2014

having a hard time finding berries and twine can u tell me where i can go to get some and what kind of spray adhesive i can use to keep the salt from falling off thank you

Dawn Lundbohm

November 15, 2014

Crystal, what size jar did you use for the one pictured? I am so excited to make these with my 6 and 9 year old grandchildren. This will be their contribution to our church's bazaar, which is next Saturday. I'm thinking you used either 8 or 16 oz. jars but can't tell which. thanks for your quick response because we're going to be together tomorrow after church and will make them then.

Janet Taber

November 15, 2014

love these and will be making them with my granddaughters, 7 and 4. Thank

Catty creel

November 15, 2014

With humidity does the Epsom salt melt?


November 15, 2014

Thanks so much for the directions can't wait to make some


November 15, 2014

These are adorable and a great gift for the girls at work! What type of candle do you put in it? Tealights? Or do they have to be battery operated? I would love to put a Christmas scented tealight candle...


November 16, 2014

I am so making these for the holidays. Simple, but stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Dorene weiss

November 16, 2014

Thank you Crystal! I think I'll buy some spray adhesive to firm up the salts. Dawn- I bought twine, berries and 'pine' branches this weekend at Michaels. I bought them in bunches and will cut pieces off to attach to each jar. Everything was 50% off too.


November 17, 2014

Hi. Thank you for sharing those beautiful jars. I bought Decou-Page glue and I wonder if it is normal that the epsom salt fall of it. I mean if you touch them. Is there is a way of sealing it ? Thank you K


November 18, 2014

I was lucky that I found some jars at my local dollar store. Along with burlap, ribbon , and berries. This made it so much more economical to make and it will let me make more. I can put some out on my porch on Christmas Eve to welcome guests who come to visit and then have more set around on the inside of the house also.


November 19, 2014

Has anyone found out about which candles to use yet? I've seen several of you guys ask about battery or tea lights, just wondering. Thanks and everybody have a beautiful holiday season and stay safe..


November 21, 2014

So beautiful yet simple, I love it definitely making a few this year


November 25, 2014

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