A super simple DIY Snow Covered Holiday Mason Jar that will fit right in on your mantel or in the center of your holiday table. Mix and match with your favorite holiday shapes or characters to match any decor. Even the kids can get in on this festive and easy Christmas craft.
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Holiday Decorating With Black & White
We are having so much fun crafting and decorating for the holidays this year. Now that the boys are older, I have a little more free range on how I decorate the Christmas tree. Last year I went with a traditional theme, adding in a few red buffalo check pieces like this Pretty Wall Art and Rae Dunn Inspired Ornaments.
This year, I am loving the black & white buffalo check holiday decor that is everywhere right now. Instead of doing all black and white, I thought a few touches of red and neutrals would match well. Mini Reverse Canvas Ornaments and a Rustic Christmas Countdown Calendar were the starting point for my holiday decorating. I carried the black and white to the mantel with these fun snow-covered holiday mason jars. The design may be simple, but the impact is just right for our holiday theme this year. Of course, I had to add a little black and white plaid ribbon so everything would come together.
Mason Jar Monthly Craft Challenge
This month our theme for the Mason Jar Monthly Craft Challenge is Christmas. I have partnered up with some very talented bloggers to bring you the six best Mason Jar Christmas Crafts! You can see each of their projects at the end of this post. Take a minute to look around and visit each of their sites to see how you can make all of the wonderful Christmas projects.
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Is Epsom salt flammable?
Epsom salt itself is not flammable – it has a high water content, and it is actually used as a flame retardant – but some types of coatings may be flammable
Can you color Epsom salts
Yes!! Measure 1 Cup of Epsom Salts into a container.
Add 1 Teaspoon of Vinegar.
Add as much food coloring as desired (deeper color= more food coloring)
Cover and SHAKE vigorously for a minute or two.
Check to see if it’s coated well!
Spread on paper towel or plate to dry.
Can you use Mod Podge as the glue to make the Epsom salts stick to the glass?
Yes, it is actually my preferred glue for this project.
Have a question? Drop it in the comments below. I will do my best to answer them all.
Snow Covered Holiday Mason Jar!
- Mason Jar
- Glue (I used This Glue)
- Epsom Salt
- Extra Fine Glitter
- Sponge Paint Brush
- Sticker or Vinyl Cut Out
- Ribbon and/or Twine for embellishments
- Clear Spray Sealer
- Apply your sticker shapes or vinyl cutout (I cut mine in Cricut Design Space) to a clean dry mason jar.
- Pour about 1/2 a cup of Epsom salts and 1 Tablespoon of glitter onto a paper plate. Mix them together.
- Coat the mason jar with an even coat of glue. Make sure you use enough so the salts have something to stick to, but try not to over do it so the glue drips as it is drying.
- Roll your glue covered jar in the Epsom salts. Coat the jar well. If you see any blank spots, add a touch more glue to those areas then press again in the salts/glue mix.
- Set aside to dry.
- Once your mason jar is dry, carefully remove the sticker. This will be a bit messy, and salt will fall everywhere. Protect your work area.
- I decorated mine at this point. If you wish, you can spray the jar with a spray sealer to preserve the look and keep the salts from flaking off.
- Add festive holiday ribbon and a simple twine bow to complete the look.
In Process Photos
Here are a few step by step photos.
Add your sticker or vinyl.
Cover the jar with glue or mod podge.
Generously coat the jar with Epsom salt and glitter mix.
Peel up the sticker to reveal your design.
Decorate with your favorite ribbon and accessories.
What is your holiday style?
See, I told you it was an easy holiday mason jar craft that even the kids can be a part of. I am in love with these little jars. Do you have a favorite holiday project or a decorating style that you just love? I have jumped on the black and white buffalo plaid bandwagon and I simply can’t get enough! There are even a few projects in this months challenge that I can’t wait to try with black & white buffalo plaid!
Don’t forget to stop by each blog to check out all of the amazing projects for this month. Click the links below the photo.
Mason Jar Christmas Tree from Weekend Craft • Snow Covered Holiday Mason Jar from Daily DIY Life • Holiday Gift Card Holder from Happy Go Lucky • Christmas Mason Jar Centerpiece from Our Crafty Mom • Snowy Mason Jar Winter Luminary from Creative Ramblings • Mason Jar Gift Card Packaging Idea from Michelle James Designs
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6 thoughts on “Snow Covered Holiday Mason Jar – An Easy Christmas Craft”
What a cool technique, I think I need to try these. These are so cute and I love the jars on that buffalo check!
This is way fun. I had no idea about epsom salts and that crafting with them and coloring them was a thing. I think that calls for a project or two! I love these and they turned out so nice.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
This year I’ve paired the red and black plaids with chalkboard-styled items and glam silver and charcoal-colored glittery baubles. https://lovemylittlecottage.com/little-cottage-plaid-christmas-tour/
I like the way you write descriptions on your pictures, and the big pictures of your step-by-step instructions. Maybe I’ll make a glam-silvery-plaid mason jar? Anyway- Merry Christmas,
Thanks Kristie! Glam Plaid .. I like that concept!
If you don’t have access to the vinyl stickers, is there something else that would work?