Friday, 16 September 2016

Ice, Ice Baby!!! (Photos Now Added)

For a while now I have been wanting to make some iced candle holders using Epsom Salts and I finally got around to it yesterday.
First I did the plain ones and then being me I couldn't resist having a bit of a play with colouring the glue to see what kind of finish that gave. It wasn't I will be sticking with either the plain ones or I will look around for some glass which is already coloured.

The coloured jars don't look too bad at night when lit but looked awful in the daylight.

Anyhoo......I used glass jars saved from other candles which I washed thoroughly in hot soapy water with a little vinegar added to get them sparkling clean and grease free.
For glue I used Mod Podge and every tutorial I have seen has used this so I don't know if ordinary PVA would work or not....although this finish is only temporary so I can't see why not.
I pounced the glue on to get a thicker layer and then rolled the glass in a bowl of the salts and left it to dry. Once dry you have a lovely crunchy, icy effect that glitters beautifully.
You can get a good sized bag of Epsom Salts from Home Bargains for around £2.50 which is way cheaper than buying it from Boots or beauty shops.
As I say the effect is temporary and you just need to soak the glass in some warm water to remove it.

I've had a lovely couple of hours this morning first looking after Marlowe and giving her breakfast while DDIL went to drop hubby at the hospital and then some time spent having coffee and chatting with DDIL when she returned.
It's the first time I have fed Marlowe with her solids and I must say....she is an incredibly tidy eater. I fully expected to be covered in pureed apple but not a bit of it. What went in went down and she loved it.

Now I have the rest of the day to myself until DD arrives home with hubby later. I hope he'll phone me to let me know how he is getting on.
I had best find something to occupy myself for a few hours to try and stop myself worrying.

Thanks for stopping by.....and I do apologise about the pics. I'll see what I can do to fix the problem and add them as soon as I can.


  1. I have been thinking about you this morning, hope all goes well.

  2. hope all goes well with hubby, I have done similar with the epsom salts on wine bottles before then pop a candle in the top, also did it onto painted bottles, a few people seem to be having problems loading photos today

  3. Morning Sheila. Just spent some time catching up with your blog. Hope your hubby's scan went OK and he didn't get too bored at the hospital. I think your little jars look gorgeous, might have to give this a go myself. xx

  4. What a brilliant idea! Love sparkly things!


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