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Upcycled Ice Crystal Mason Jar Candle Holder

Annedroids Ice Crystal Candle Holder 6
Did you know that this week is National Recycling Week?

We always try to recycle in our house and we also try to upcycle. Instead of putting things out in our recycle bin, we first try to figure out if there is something else that we can do with it first. This week we made a fun craft to celebrate National Recycling Week.

We celebrated National Recycling Week by creating our own fun experiments and projects using recyclable treasures found around our house. We recently visited the local farmers market and bought several jars of pickles. We really wanted to re-use the jars for something fun so we thought that they would be perfect for the next junkyard sleepover because the kids can choose whatever fun colors they want. We also had several containers of Epsom salts that we really hadn't used in years.

Annedroids Ice Crystal Candle HolderUPCYCLED CRYSTAL MASON JAR CANDLE HOLDER

SUPPLIES

  • Mason Jar or Pickle Jar or any glass jar
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Epsom Salt
  • Red Food Coloring

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pick out your jars and wash thoroughly.
  2. In a small bowl, pour a large amount of epsom salt (we used about 3 cups).
  3. Put a few drops of whatever color you want your salt to be into the bowl (we used red and we always let the kids pick).
  4. Stir thoroughly mixing the color all around.
  5. If necessary, gradually add more coloring to your salts! The more the color, the higher intensity of the color.
  6. Pour the colored epsom salt onto a piece of paper or a clean surface and spread out evenly.
  7. Remove the lid from your jar. Using a spray adhesive, spray the entire jar.
  8. Roll your mason jar in the salt trying to cover as much as you possibly can.
  9. If you have any missed spots just simply pick up salt and put it on the empty spots. Shake off any excess.
  10. Spray with a clear coat sealer to finish the jar and allow it to dry.

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  1. Now that is a fun one to do with the kids. The rolling it part would be the best!

  2. What a crafty family you guys are 🙂 I absolutely LOVE how it came out.

  3. Those are adorable! I love crafts like this that you can do with the kids.

  4. Yes, I do love this! What a great idea to turn pasta sauce jars and such into decor!

  5. I love the message behind Annedroids, and I love this project. It’s so cute, and it’s so easy to make.

  6. How cute, so easy too. Besides jars, you could use the same method on a lot of things!

  7. I’ve never heard of Annedroids before, thanks for sharing. I really love what you did with the mason jar, it’s so creative! I save my spaghetti and salsa jars all year and recycle them by turning them into gifts – cookie mix in a jar, filled with treats, etc. I love the idea of actually turning the jar itself into a gift!

  8. I love these and they certainly do inspire me to make other things using this technique. These would really be cute in any room. I love that it doesn’t really use any harmful chemicals and can be easily obtained.

  9. What a nice easy craft. I bet my kids would enjoy making these. Put a candle in it I bet is shines through nicely.

  10. We have a ton of mason jars at home, so this would be a great craft for the kids. My daughter is obsessed with food coloring so…

  11. This is an adorable project. I love that you made it with upcycled jars. Fun!

  12. This is totally up my alley. I see a great project for Christmas in my future.

  13. Kathy

    What a great idea! I love it. My kids would really love helping me with this. They love doing all kinds of projects. I always recycle my glass jars but I’ll have to start saving them to make some of these.

  14. Shauna

    You are so super-creative. I would have never thought about using epsom salts… love it and am totally going to try this, this holiday… Thanks for sharing.

  15. This is a really cool project for the holidays. This would be awesome stuffed full of candy canes.

  16. This is cool. What a great way to make a cute jar of goodies as gift.

  17. Such a creative way to upcycle a mason jar! This would love great on the mantle with Holiday floral!

  18. I really love this push I’ve been seeing to promote national recycling week. Anything we can do to reduce our carbon footprint is always great.

  19. These would be so cute with candles or tea lights inside up on a mantle! What a great project!

  20. This is so neat! I would have never have thought to use Epsom Salt!

  21. This is wonderful! It must give off such a warm glow when the candle is lit. I love it.

  22. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a great way to recycle a jar. We are always finding ways to reuse our recyclables.

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