I bet you didn’t know that Epsom salt looks a lot like snow. Well then you need to see the wonders it can do. From creating fake window frosting to icy snow balls, from snow candles to decorations for your Christmas tree, it can do all.
This is one of my all time favourite tricks. If you don’t have those icy frost window panes..you can create one!
Boil 2 cups water and bring it a boil. Slowly add a cup of epsom salt until it is dissolved completely. Then add 3tbsp liquid dish soap and allow the solution to cool. Now start with a clean window and go wild! Using a paint brush or tissue, paint the solution on the window using a sweeping or stippling motion. For bigger crystals, apply a thick layer and vice versa.
Here is another way to do it..specially for who love their bottle of beer!
Dissolve 4 heaping tablespoons of Epsom salts in 1 cup of beer. The mixture will foam up, so make sure that the bowl is deep enough to contain the chemical reaction. Allow it sit for 30min at room temperature. And apply on the windows like we did in the above method.
Just paint some Mod Podge (or just ordinary glue mixed with a few drops of water if you don’t have that) with a brush on the candle. Now take a pan full of epsom salt and roll the candle in it.
|roll the candle in epsom salt|
Take some epsom salt in a bowl and add a drop of food coloring, preferably blue to give it an icy cold effect.
Now take a styrofoam or ordinary foam ball and brush a generous amount of mod podge (or ordinary glue mixed with a few drops of water) on it. Now hold the ball with a folk and roll the ball in the bowl full of epsom salt. Leave them overnight to dry completely. And voila your fake snow balls are ready!
|snow man using epsom salt!|
Now the same tricks goes with these pretty light bulbs as well. Just paint the mod podge or glue on them and roll them in a pan of epsom salt. Allow them to dry or seal with a clear sealer spray if you have. Light these up and see how the crystals illuminate.
Well this one is the easiest to make..even your 3yr old can do this. Simply put some epsom salt in a Chrustmas mason jar and then add a candle. And you are done!