Before you get mad, I do know that it’s still October. As a crafter, I’m thinking the best 10 minute craft idea for Christmas! Who doesn’t love finding new crafts to make and sell?! You could even boost your online store sales this holiday season with these.
It’s no lie to my friends and family that I love Epsom salts. Weird? I know. But as part of pain management for my chronic medical conditions, I take salt baths regularly. When cleaning up a spill, I realised how snowy these little grains were and created a gorgeous Christmas vignette in a hurricane lamp like this onesimilar to this one.
10 Minute Craft Ideas: How To Make Snowy Lanterns!
If you use a drying tool like this, you can make these jars even faster than that!
What You Need For Your Christmas Lanterns
- Mason Jars orjars like these work well
- White Paint like this stuff
- Bostik PVA Glue
- Paint Brush
- Bostik Microdots
- Surface to mix paint
- A surface for wet jars to sit on
- Heat Tool I used THIS ONE
- 1 Cup Epsom Salts
- Bakers Twine, I used this, this and this
- Scrapbook Embellishments – I used this range
- Laser Cut Wooden embellishments
- Scrap fabric rosette (handmade)
How To Make Your Christmas Lanterns
I love Christmas craft ideas and they’re best when they’re 10-minute craft ideas! In this video, I faffed about with embellishments, styling and taking photos but I did make them in less than 30 minutes.
Watch The Video Tutorial!
Begin by mixing a small amount of PVA glue and white paint.
Using a paintbrush, apply an even layer all over the jar. Hold the jar over a bowl and start sprinkling with Epsom salts. Ensure the whole jar is covered and if you think it looks uneven, you can always add a dab or two of the glue mixture.
Dry using a heat gun like this.
Now you can have fun! This is the part that I enjoyed most.
The Fun Part OF This 10 Minute Crafts Idea
Grab your twine, embellishments and Bostik Microdots, start to wrap the jars in the twine of choice.
Use microdots on the rear of embellishments to ensure they are truly secured.
If using large embellishments on jars, please use tea lights like these. The embellishments would be a fire hazard and it is not worth the risk.
Now your Christmas Lanterns are complete!
Will you be giving these to anyone this Christmas? Or add to your own Christmas mantel?
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