Once Upon A Little Farm

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Snowy Epsom Salts Textured Jar

on October 21, 2012

I’m blogging tub-side while my kids are playing in the bath.  I’ve let my latest craft sit a few days while I pondered what else it needed.  It was just so stark naked without the ribbon.  At first I thought a bow would be nice, but bow-making and I are not friends.  This was super simple and the end result can be used as a pencil holder, a luminary with a battery-operated tealight, a vase, or can hold any other little odds and ends you might be needing a home for.  A set of these could be used at a winter-time party to hold the plastic ware or silver ware!

You will need:

  • a clean jar of your choice
  • Mod Podge
  • brush
  • Epsom Salts
  • a shallow dish or tray that is as long as your jar is tall (I used a styrofoam meat tray)
  • spray paint in the color of your choice
  • ribbon or other decorations of your choice

Directions:

  1. Fill the shallow dish with Epsom Salts (you will have a glue-covered jar in your hands, so it is best to have this ready ahead of time).
  2. Paint the entire outside of the jar with Mod Podge.
  3. Roll the jar generously in Epsom Salts.
  4. You can use the brush to retouch any areas with Mod Podge that did not get covered with salts as much as you would like.  Re-roll these areas in Epsom Salts.
  5. Allow to dry overnight.
  6. Spray paint the jar in a well ventilated area such as outside.
  7. Allow to dry.
  8. Decorate as you wish.  You will need a double-sided adhesive if attaching the ribbon.  I used Sticky Strip from Stampin’ Up!Image
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