Monday, January 11, 2010

Getting Crafty!

When I started this blog I never thought I would post crafts.  For one, I had kind of quit them for a while because I do not have a lot of time.  Second, i did not know people blogged about crafting.  I guess I was just naive.

I have been reading so many of the crafting blogs that I can't even name them all.  I have them saved in my favorites.  I stalked for a little bit, and now have started posting comments and trying out crafts.  I am having a ball.  Thank you crafty bloggers!

So I wanted to do a craft that was quick and easy and a blend of 2 crafts I had seen.  I am sorry that I can't give anyone specific credit.  I would post your names, but I can't remember.  My craft is frosting votive candles.  The actual glass part.  I also did some candles.  So, here it goes.  My 1st instructional crafty blog.

1.  Things you need:  glass jars - clean and empty, Modge Podge (everyones favorite), paint brush and epsom salt.

I forgot I also sprayed the jar lid with spray paint.  the cat in the background is helping again.

Next, I painted the jar with the Modge Podge.  Then rolled the jar in the salt.  I poured the salt in an old cake pan.  I was going to throw out the pan, but now it is my craft pan.

And while I was at it I did a few candles!

So, I was feeling pretty good about my craftiness, and decided to do something else.  What if I mixed the tissue paper Modge podge votive candle thingy with the frosted epsom salt candle thing.(None of that made much sense, but..)

Well, I got too excited about it all and for got to take before and during pictues, but I think it did well.  Check it out! 

And here is a fuzzy picture in the dark.  I don't know why my night pics are always fuzzy.

I can give you a  tip.
  The color strips are tissue paper.  Modge Podge them 1st and let them competely dry, then do the salt thingy.

I had a blast doing this.  Let me know what you think!

Linking up to A Soft Place to Land's DIY Day.  It all started here for me.  So give a shout out to Kimba!

Also linking to The Nesting Place also a wonderful place!



  1. Those are really cute. They turned out to be very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. The jars look great and I bet they sparkle so pretty when lit - great idea!

  3. What a neat idea! Perfect for the winter!