Rock Salt Candle Holders

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Learn to create your own beautiful, unique rock salt candle holders!

You Will Need:
-Rock Salt (Available at hardware stores and grocery stores)
Candle Containers (we used Peak’s 11.5 oz. Straight Sided Tumblers)
-Mod Podge
Container Wax
Wicks
Pouring Pitcher
Liquid Bath & Body Colorant or Food Coloring (water based, not gel)
Fragrance Oil (optional)
-Paint brush
-Ziplock bag

dyesalt

Step 1:
Place some rock salt in a ziplock bag (or any preferred container with lid) and add a few drops of your desired Liquid Bath & Body Colorant. Seal the container and shake it up until the colorant is evenly dispersed. Add more if you want a darker color.

drysalt

Step 2:
Pour the salt onto a washable or disposable surface (such as a paper plate) and allow to dry. Depending on how much colorant was used, this may take several hours to a full day.

applymodpodge

Step 3:
When the salt has dried, use a brush to apply a light coating of Mod Podge on all sides of the container.

rollcontainers

Step 4:
Gently roll the container in the salts. You may need to use your hands to evenly disperse the salt on the outside of the jar, so wear gloves if you don’t want to get the adhesive on your hands (Mod Podge washes off with soap and water).

doubleboiler

Step 5:
Set the containers on a covered surface to dry. Meanwhile, begin melting your wax using a double boiler.

wicksticker

Step 6:
When the containers are dry, attach the wicks to the bottoms of the containers using hot glue or wick stickers.

addfragrance

Step 7:
Once the wax is melted, add your desired fragrance and colorant if desired, and mix thoroughly.

pourwax

Step 8:
Pour the wax into the containers and allow to cool completely. Trim the wicks to approximately ¼” and enjoy!


2 comments on “Rock Salt Candle Holders
  1. Very brilliant idea. I need to so some asap. My question -what is Mod Podge. Here in Grenada, I may not get it, can I use something else. Please advise.

    Thanks again.

    Rgds
    Hillary

    • Mike says:

      I just read about this idea. In answer to the above question, I would suggest a craft glue that can stand up to a little heat. Something stronger than Elmer’s or kid’s glue, but it doesn’t have to be super strong, so no Super Glue. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks like a neat idea.

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