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. 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. Today I’m excited to be sharing these Festive Frosted Candles that make beautiful centrepieces and are lovely wrapped up as a hostess gift.
The little crystals around the candle are something you most likely already have in your medicine cabinet – epsom salt!
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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!
Amanda is the lifestyle blogger behind Life at Cloverhill. Along with her husband, she is restoring Cloverhill, a 1903 farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. They share their small homestead with their baby girl, two rambunctious dogs, four hens and a persnickety rooster. When she isn’t creating new projects and developing delicious recipes, Amanda can be found outside in their flower field.