Festive Frosted Candles


It only takes a few minutes to transform a regular pillar candle into a luxe sparkly frosted candle for your holiday display or as a gift.

Hi there! It’s Amanda from Life at Cloverhill and we’re in full holiday mode at our farmhouse. It’s our second Christmas there and it’s our daughter’s first Christmas, so we have lots to celebrate. Today I’m excited to be sharing these Festive Frosted Candles that make beautiful centrepieces and are lovely wrapped up as a hostess gift.

Create Festive Frosted Candles. It only takes a few minutes to transform a regular pillar candle into a luxe sparkly frosted candle for your holiday display or as a gift.

If you’ve stopped by my blog, you know how much I love Christmas and I share seasonal recipes, activities, projects and more on my Holiday Guide. These festive frosted candles are an easy DIY gift idea you can make yourself.


The little crystals around the candle are something you most likely already have in your medicine cabinet – epsom salt!


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You’ll need:


Using a foam brush or craft brush, apply white glue all along the outside of the candle. Avoid getting it on the top and bottom.


Roll your candle in the epsom salt until coated. Set aside and let dry overnight. Tap gently to remove any excess after it has dried.


I made mine into a seasonal arrangement for our kitchen, in a vintage berry box with greenery, pinecones and a ribbon bow I made using my Holiday Bow tutorial.

PLEASE NOTE: This arrangement is strictly for decorative purposes. I would not recommend lighting a candle with decorations in close proximity, but would move it to a proper candle holder prior to lighting. Never leave a lit candle unattended.


When the candle is lit, you can see the flame bouncing off the epsom salt and making it look like it was covered in snow or ice.

It wouldn’t be the holidays without good food. Here are a few of my family’s all-time favourite Christmas recipes that are sure to be a hit with your family. Merry Christmas!

Gingerbread Cake

Morton Family Strata (from The Family Stone)

Peppermint Bark

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  1. Could you use pink himalyan salts? With the coloring of the salt, I bet it would be very pretty 🙂 Thanks I”m gonna try this with my pillar candle!

    1. Hi Skylar,
      That’s an excellent question! I reached out to Amanda from Life at Cloverhill who created these candles for us. Amanda said she didn’t see why it wouldn’t work since it’s just a different color of salt based on minerals in it. She did wonder though how costly it might be since epsom salt is pretty inexpensive compared with pink himalyan salts.

      Let us know if you give it a try! We’d love to see photos of how it turned out.

      Happy crafting!

      Best wishes,
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

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