DIY: Glittered Valentine's Day Candles

Posted: 02/07/13 6:00 AM (Modified: 02/07/13 6:00 AM)


I LOVE glitter!  (How much do I love it, you ask? Watch the video below and you'll find out.)  But glitter is expensive to use for large projects, so I found an affordable alternative you may never have thought about . . . Epsom salts.  Crazy, huh?

Epsom salts are cheap.  You can buy a pretty big box at Walmart for about .88 cents.  The box shown below from the Dollar Tree is smaller.  I had no idea that Epsom salts were a craft item until I stumbled upon this website:  

I also learned from the Epsom Salt Council (there's a council?) that soaking in a bath of Epsom salts relieves flu symptoms.  Timely info!

Valentine's Day candles:

I purchased pillar candles from the craft store with my 40% off coupon, then taped off the area that I did not want to have painted.

Next, I painted the bottom portion with acrylic paint.  On the other candle, I used spray paint and liked that better.

After the paint dried (overnight), I spread some craft glue all over the painted area.  You could use spray adhesive as well.  Then, I just sprinkled the candle with Epsom salts on top of the glue, and  . . . voila!

You can watch my demonstration on the video that aired this morning on  News on 6, News 9 , KMOVKens5,  WGEM and KTXD:

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