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Easy epsom salt ornament

What a wonderful weekend it has been!
Lots of family time, good friends, fabulous food, a little shopping, a little decorating, long walks, gorgeous weather, we are Blessed! (Oh and no traffic, that’s a biggie when traveling from San Diego to the Los Angels area).
I went to Tai Pai Trading Company, oh my goodness, I was like a kid in a candy shop! I had never been, my brain was on overload just looking at all the fabulous ideas and gorgeous displays.  I loved the simplicity of their glass ornaments decorated with a little shimmer. The price tag was a little on the steep end.  I realized I had seen Epson salt used to create the shimmer on ornaments so I gave it a try.  So easy!

  I already had the glass balls (purchased at Michael’s) and we always have Epsom salt on hand (99-cent store).
Took out one of the kid’s glue sticks and glued about 3/4 of the ornament leaving a little bit of a swirl design on top.
Dipped it into the salt.
Let dry and you are done, it doesn’t get much easier.
I added some faux snow to a few other ornaments and scattered them around the dining room table centerpiece.
Easy Peasy!
 Such an easy ornament to make!
Hope you will give it a try!

~Enjoy the rest of your weekend~

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  1. Well~How easy and cute is THAT idea? I think I might have a kid or two licking the salt off~ They turned out just darling! xo Diana

  2. They turned out so great and they look stunning on your table, Kristin!! Thanks for the tutorial. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead ~ x

  3. What a wonderful idea! Great for on the tree, for a centerpiece, or on the mantle! Cannot wait to try! Thanks!


  4. So pretty, and so simple! The ornament just sparkles with the Epsom salts, i think i might try that, i'm a sucker for sparkly things…


  5. How pretty and sparkly! You are so clever to use epsom salts! Your table looks lovely, Kristin. Sounds like it was a great holiday weekend.

  6. So classic! I just brought my Epsom salt out tonight to put in mason jars with tea lights, but I also found 4 clear glass ornaments – so this is the PERFECT project for me!!! Thanks 🙂

  7. Wow! I think even I can do that, Kristin! lol! Those turned out so pretty! Who'd a'thunk…..???

    xoxo laurie

  8. so cute! I'm betting that you can just wash it off too so you can re-use those ornaments at a later time too!

  9. Just wrote epson salts on my grocery list! Think I'll have to give this a try. I made a few mercury glass votives just in time for Thanksgiving after seeing your post on DIY Mercury Glass. Thank you!!! They turned out great. (Posted about them and linked back to your directions.)

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this. I also have the glass balls, and some fake snow too. And if I check the bathroom I bet I'll find a carton of epson salts. Nothing to run out for!

  11. Your ornaments turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I have all the items here, I think I might just make a few for myself!

  12. I'm always on the lookout for easy crafts and this one fits the bill! I wonder if the epsom salts could be dyed with food coloring…

  13. I saw this on pinterest and just had to come on over to tell you thank you for posting this….I love this idea….and can't wait to make some….tfs

  14. Cute ornaments!
    TAI PAN IS DEADLY! OMG I almost died the first time I went in there. I was there again today – windier than all get out! But – NO PROBLEM! Hit there and then hit the new Hobby Lobby! Have you ever been there? It's deadly too.
    Love it!
    HAGD! Karen

  15. Love how easy this is! I'm a new follower too. Stop by and enter to win my Vintage jewelry Heirloom ornament..only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

    1. You will have a small amount of remittent salt if they are touched. This was my third year pulling them out of the box and this was the first time I saw a little bit of yellowing. Hope that helps.

  16. What a eye opening, really looks a great craft, Going to give it a try, and in form my daughter, you are so inspiring
    Thank you

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