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Frosty Salted Pillar Candles

Put a handmade spin on pillars and votive candles for the most illuminating gifts of the season.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


Basic Epsom salts give blue candles an icy charm. Finish the scene with pinecones and bits of winter greenery.

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  • Rimmed baking sheet or tray

  • Epsom salts

  • Small paintbrush

  • 3-by-3-inch pillar candles and 3-by-6-inch

  • Mod Podge gloss

  • Passi-flora fabric, white on blue


  1. Fill a rimmed baking sheet or tray with Epsom salts. Coat the entire outside surface of a pillar candle with Mod Podge glue, then roll the coated candle in the salts until fully covered.

  2. Set aside to dry (allow several hours), and repeat with remaining candles.

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