Make beautiful snow covered candle jars with things you already have in your kitchen!
These jars look like they are covered with freshly fallen snow. You can use them as wintry luminaries or snow frosted vases. Snow covered mason jar oil lamps are an quick and easy holiday craft and great as last-minute Christmas gift!
You just need things from your kitchen for these winter oil lamps: glass jars, cooking oil, flour and salt!
And what’s best: If you don’t like the winter luminaries anymore, you can wash off the “snow” with warm water and use the jars for jam next summer!
- glass jars
- salt – table salt or coarse salt
- cooking oil
- cotton string
- copper wire
Make DIY wheatpaste: Stir together about 4 tbsp flour and 3 1/2 tbsp cold water. Wait for about 15 minutes. Then cover the glass jar with wheatpaste. You can use a brush for this or just the back of a spoon.
Roll the jar in salt until all of the wheatpaste is covered with salt.
Let the salt winter luminaries dry overnight.
Now you can write in the “snow” with a metal skewer or knitting needle if you want.
You can use the snow covered jars as vase …
… or turn them into winter mason jar oil lamps with cooking oil, cotton string and some copper wire.
Now enjoy the wintry glow of your snow frosted mason jar oil lamps!
28 thoughts on “Snow Covered Mason Jar Oil Lamp With Salt & Wheatpaste”
My son and his girlfriend are planning to get married next December. These would make great decorations!
Thanks for stopping by, Roseann! 🙂 I’m glad you like them.
Such a pretty effect, I may have to try this as we never get real snow here in winter! #DreamTeam
Thanks, Fiona! 🙂 I’d love to see your finished snowy oil lamps!
Oh aren’t they clever – definitely the way to bring the snow back, not that it ever lasts very long for us!!
Thanks, Carie! 🙂
Love the snow! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
I love these! I must remember for next year gift giving. Guess I’ll have to make one now for MY winter!
Oh my, they’re beautiful Lina. I can’t believe that it just flour and salt. I’m going to have to give it a try
This looks so amazing! And even though I’m not the greatest crafter, it definitely looks like something I could do. #bigpinklink
Thank you, Heather!
I love this crafty idea! So pretty! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party. PINNED!
Thanks for pinning!
Clever idea! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your Pjs!
These are really pretty! I love the look of snow! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
SEW so beatiful! Thanks for sharing at TFT. Pinning!
Thanks for pinning, Amber!
Wow! These snow oil lamps are the perfect accessory for my Christmas outdoor table. We live in South Florida, so snow isn’t something we see here. I’ll definitely do this for 2018 Holiday Decor.
Thank you for such an easy but effective way to dress up the holidays!
Thanks, Mary Lou! I’m glad you like them!
Wow this looks so pretty and would have been perfect for our Christmas dinner this year! Im saving this to do this time round! Thank you for joining us at #bigpinklink
great idea, I have some cones that need to be used for decor, I shall try this Thanks for joining #BloggersPitStop
Thanks, Menaka! I’d love to see a picture! 🙂
This is such a clever craft and a beautiful, soothing way to light up your night. I’m a senior citizen but have never made a candle/oil lamp from vegetable oil. There is so much that the typical person does NOT know. I love the snowy candle lamps and using a piece of copper wire and a piece of cotton string to brighten up a corner table or even your dining room/kitchen table. No reason not to have candlelight every night at dinner! Thanks for sharing this simple idea!
Thank you so much, Barb! 😀