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Snowy Mason Jar

By: A Pumpkin and a Princess
December 4, 2013

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We have added more details about how to create this project that was originally created by A Pumpkin and A Princess.

Hi DecoArt readers! It's Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess here sharing an easy holiday craft. Can you believe the holidays are almost upon us? The year seems to have flown by and the most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner! I've always enjoyed making my own holiday decor, whether it's a simple candleholder or tree trimmings. There’s something special about creating décor in your home, especially looking back at them over the years. It’s funny how styles and trends change. Well, this mason jar lantern is perfect for any and holiday table.

This updated project is a rendition of Crystal's original Snowy Mason Jar. We used two of our fan favorite products: Snow-Tex and Americana Acrylics. Snow-Tex is an easy to use product that gives the look of real snow! You can also try this project with our Glistening Snow-Tex to add a shimmery sparkle to your mason jars. 

Snowy Mason Jar


Snowy Mason Jar
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Snowy Mason Jar

designed by Crystal Owens

This is one of our all time favorite litte Holiday crafts. A snowy mason jar will bring on the holiday spirit in no time!

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Learn more about Snow-Tex®.


Americana® Acrylics

  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Clear Ice Comet (DGG18)

Snow Products

  • Snow-Tex® (DAS9)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • rubbing alcohol
  • embellishment of choice (pinecones and artificial greenery)
  • fine/small round brush
  • fan brush
  • palette knife
  • dark graphite paper
  • Ball Mason jars
  • black marker (Sharpie)
  • twine
  • -hot glue gun with clear glue gun sticks
  • cardstock


  1. This is a rendition of Crystal Owen's Snowy Mason Jars.
  2. Dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe clean the outside of the mason jar.
  3. Use a palette knife to apply Snow-Tex to Mason Jar. Let dry
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a fan brush to add a generous application of Galaxy Glitter Crystal Ice Comet to the Snow-Tex on the mason jar.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use provided pattern to cut tags out of brown cardstock. Transfer snowflake pattern with graphite and a pen/pencil. Use a small round brush to paint snowflakes, Use a black marker to write "to" and "from".
    Step 4 Example
  6. Gather twine and holiday embellishments; use hot glue to adhere them together. Tie a bow out of the twine and adhere to the top of the embellishments with hot glue.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Tie tag onto the rim of the mason jar and hot glue adornments.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Enjoy this easy DIY Christmas craft!
    Step 7 Example
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Be sure to visit A Pumpkin and a Princess  for more projects and to learn more about Crystal.


What a wonderful jar! It will look so pretty with a candle in it or for a small gift!!


October 24, 2014

I love it so simple, and i have everything here now, no trip to craft store.


October 30, 2014

Love it. I need to make this Thank you

donna stanley

November 4, 2014

I LOVE these. Just made 5 of them. Quick, easy and so pretty. Hoping to plan a girl's craft night to make these.


November 4, 2014

my cousin posted this and I was so thankful, because I do a Ladies Group each month, and I have to come up with a craft, and It has to be a recycled craft to almost free! This will be not only easy but cost effective ! Thank you!! Ann


November 8, 2014

Love this idea definitely going to give it a go

sue wood

November 8, 2014

These are adorable! What size mason jar would you recommend using?


November 8, 2014

Great idea I'm using Dr Teals Eucalyptus & Spearmint Epsom Salt to give it a seasonal fragrance also!


November 8, 2014

This is so pretty, going to try this ASAP

Sandra Harris

November 8, 2014

I think this is so simple looking, it makes it lookso pretty. I love the idea and will be going ut tomorrow to get some jars. Thank you for sharing your idea.

Linda Bechtold

November 9, 2014

This should work on any size or shape jar.


November 10, 2014

I'm going to make these for my after-the-concert treat table.


November 10, 2014

Absolutely love this, can't wait to try it!

Amber Price

November 10, 2014

I love this project and I'm going to make one or two!


November 10, 2014

I love these easy crafts and who knew epsom salt is so icey and beautiful. I cant wait until tomorrow.

Jenine Love

November 11, 2014

Love your ideas going to try the jar project,also going to try tree branches for my office and decorate them


November 11, 2014

Hi, I was talking to a lady that works at a craft store about this and she was curious if the Epsom salt gets messy after these are made? Her exact question to me was "What if someone picks this up with wet hands, do the salts melt?" Anyone have feedback on that? Thanks so much!


November 11, 2014

These are so pretty, going to make them. I would like to know however, does the salt flake off easily and is it safe to put a tea candle in it without the jar breaking or do you recommend a battery operated tea light?

Carol Rinus

November 12, 2014

What a wonderful idea. Been wanting to make a burlap and lace table runner so this would be great down the center. Thanks so much.


November 12, 2014

how can I keep the Epsom salt flakes from falling off? Clear spray??? Hair spray??? Would like to give these as Christmas gifts, but I want to make sure that the Epsom salt flakes stay on. Thanks


November 12, 2014

These are SO cute and so unique. Reminds me of a little gift one might find in a boutique. I think I'll make 5 or 6 of these as gifts for friends. Thanks!

Judy H.

November 12, 2014

Do you use the battery operated tea lights for this?


November 14, 2014

Arleen, Carol, Bobbie - thank you for the sweet comments! I recently took the jars out of storage and they're still in great shape. The epsom salt does flake a little but it's not too noticeable. Once the initial application has dried you could use spray adhesive to help keep the salt intact. Another suggestion is to lightly brush another layer of decoupage or acrylic sealer on with a brush (not a foam brush). I hope you enjoy making the jars this holiday season!


November 14, 2014

I LOVE this. So does my 14 year old granddaughter. We are planning a craft night and I CAN'T WAIT!!!

Irene Y.

November 14, 2014

having a hard time finding berries and twine can u tell me where i can go to get some and what kind of spray adhesive i can use to keep the salt from falling off thank you

Dawn Lundbohm

November 15, 2014

Crystal, what size jar did you use for the one pictured? I am so excited to make these with my 6 and 9 year old grandchildren. This will be their contribution to our church's bazaar, which is next Saturday. I'm thinking you used either 8 or 16 oz. jars but can't tell which. thanks for your quick response because we're going to be together tomorrow after church and will make them then.

Janet Taber

November 15, 2014

love these and will be making them with my granddaughters, 7 and 4. Thank

Catty creel

November 15, 2014

With humidity does the Epsom salt melt?


November 15, 2014

Thanks so much for the directions can't wait to make some


November 15, 2014

These are adorable and a great gift for the girls at work! What type of candle do you put in it? Tealights? Or do they have to be battery operated? I would love to put a Christmas scented tealight candle...


November 16, 2014

I am so making these for the holidays. Simple, but stunning. Thank you for sharing.

Dorene weiss

November 16, 2014

Thank you Crystal! I think I'll buy some spray adhesive to firm up the salts. Dawn- I bought twine, berries and 'pine' branches this weekend at Michaels. I bought them in bunches and will cut pieces off to attach to each jar. Everything was 50% off too.


November 17, 2014

Hi. Thank you for sharing those beautiful jars. I bought Decou-Page glue and I wonder if it is normal that the epsom salt fall of it. I mean if you touch them. Is there is a way of sealing it ? Thank you K


November 18, 2014

I was lucky that I found some jars at my local dollar store. Along with burlap, ribbon , and berries. This made it so much more economical to make and it will let me make more. I can put some out on my porch on Christmas Eve to welcome guests who come to visit and then have more set around on the inside of the house also.


November 19, 2014

Has anyone found out about which candles to use yet? I've seen several of you guys ask about battery or tea lights, just wondering. Thanks and everybody have a beautiful holiday season and stay safe..


November 21, 2014

So beautiful yet simple, I love it definitely making a few this year


November 25, 2014

I am going to try them with the larger size baby food jars.


November 28, 2014

Do you remember what brand of Epsom salts you used? So people say their Epsom salt becomes foamy after a few weeks, but yours didn't.


November 30, 2014

They are mason jars you can use any kind of candle you want...battery or wax. You buy wax candles in glass jars {decorative or mason jars}all the time. And if you want you can use your old jars from used candles just clean them out decorate and pop a fresh candle in them :)


November 30, 2014

So quick & easy ! Thank you !!! Literally took me 5 minutes , what a pretty idea.


November 30, 2014

so simple, so beautiful


November 30, 2014

I love this! I tried it also, but I used sparkling sugar crystals instead of Epsom salt, as well as battery powered tea lights instead of real candles. I love how they came out and it was so simple! Check it out: Thanks so much for posting this tutorial! :)


November 30, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your creative simple and so Beautiful. How can I find your thanksgiving jar for next year? Thanks for making my Christmas table a welcoming setting.

Arlene facundo

November 30, 2014



December 2, 2014

Just the thing for my christmas table and gifts for my friends Thank you so mutch i love this


December 2, 2014

I was going to get some Epson salts and all I could find was find was salt granules, I'm sure that's not the right spelling, anyways I thought it was Epson flakes that what it looks like on the picture, looks like snow flakes on the picture. could you please tell me where I can get the Epson flakes. I will keep looking, I would like to make a few for Christmas. its such a pretty gift. Thanks so much. Carole


December 4, 2014

Is it okay to use Modge Podge? You can get Epsom Salts and battery operated tea lights at the Dollar Tree, plus an array of Christmas decorations.


December 5, 2014

This is the first time I am going to try and do a craft and am so excited!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed and hopefully not glued to the jar ;-)


December 10, 2014

I made this and instead of putting a candle in it I found some battery-operated disposable candles to put in it.

Carlene Miller

December 11, 2014

Will do ! Merry Christmas to you all, have fun !


December 11, 2014

I went to the craft store yesterday and got the items I need to make these and I have made 7 of them so far. They are gifts for my wonderful knitting friends. I Love them. I have never done crafts in my life that I can remember anyhow. I am so excited that I am going to continue making about 25 or so more of these for family and friends for Christmas. Thank you so much for the idea.

Tina Mason

December 13, 2014

I bet this would be equally as cute w/ Sand (instead of salt) and a shell (instead of the Christmas pick).

Sue Sunderland

March 14, 2015

I just made one. It did not turn out well. So I did what you said and added another coat of glue and sprinkled it again and it turned out fabulous. I do not know what I did wrong with the first application but after second coat it is really nice. Going to make more. Thank you for your post.


March 29, 2015

do you spray them with anything to make the salt stick? Thank you. Kristi


August 4, 2015

As anyone tried making them with fake snow rather than the salt? I just bought fake snow. Hope it works just as well.


October 5, 2015

Shared! Great idea. I like crafts that don't require 20 thousand different items to buy...I have most of this stuff right at home. Thank you for sharing this.


November 4, 2015

Wow! What a great idea. So cute.

Wendy McCoy

December 1, 2015

Will the epsom salt stop falling off??? every time i pick it up more and more drops off... I want t give as gifts but not if they are going to make a mess for them! I knocked off extra after I put on! Someone HELP!!!!


December 2, 2015

These are so pretty and I can't wait to try them. Here's a link to another blogger who made similar luminaries with epsom salts. All the questions posted above are pretty much answered.


December 3, 2015

great idea! what's the reason why you use epsom salt and not cooking salt? thanks!


December 10, 2015

Hermosos!!! Y tan fáciles de realizar.


December 23, 2015

I love this idea and it's so easy and looks so pretty!


October 8, 2016

Savers thrift store is where I go for craft supplies! Always cool bits and pieces since" that pretty holly berry is thirty years old!"


October 14, 2016

If you seal the salt well, could you hand wash them?


October 14, 2016

What can I use to spray the jar with to seal it?

Wendy Rodway

October 29, 2016

Great class idea for my 4th grade Sunday School class for parents gift. thanks for the inspiration.


November 21, 2016

As it turns out, I had all the fixin's for this craft, so I made 3 pretty candle holders this afternoon. They are beautiful and they glow like snow when the candle is lit inside them. Cheap and cheerful. Merry Christmas!!!

Karen M.

December 1, 2016

I made these 2 weeks before using them as centerpieces for my daughter's shower. After about a week, the epsom salt turned an ugly white, it no longer looked crystallized. I did some searching & another person who posted this process, said "DO NOT MAKE THESE MORE THAN 1 WEEK BEFORE USING THEM. WHEN THE AIR HITS THE SALT, IT CHANGES TO AN UGLY WHITE". I'm the living proof. I had to redo 30 jars. They did come out beautiful but I think that's an important FYI!


January 10, 2017

I got some mason jar and mason jar lids as different functions from Jarware, they are BPA Free and made from recycled materials! Dishwasher Safe. which is really great quality and easy to clean, highly recommended that mason jar mason jar, love use them everywhere in my house and different function of the majon jar lids.


May 30, 2018

What type of greenery did you use? The holly berries I found either came with no leaves or a very cheap plastic looking leaves.


September 3, 2018

You can combine separate greenery pieces and holly berries that you like so you get the look you're going for.


September 4, 2018

These are adorable. I just got all my goodies to make these jars. Thanks for a great idea!


October 2, 2019

Have always loved these...was never sure how they were made...and then I came across this. I have seen these made with the little jelly jars...I will make some Christmas presents for friends...Thank you


August 9, 2020

We had so much fun with this mason jar craft lots of sensory fun for my little ones decorating with cotton balls.


May 30, 2021

I’m doing the decorations for our military chapter and this will be my centerpiece for the tables except I’m using larger jars.


October 5, 2021

That is such a great idea, Joyce! These jars will look wonderful as centerpieces!


October 11, 2021

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