This easy DIY Snowy Lantern Ornament will shine brightly on your Christmas tree.
Well, we are less than one week away from the big day. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here. I have been super busy preparing for the holiday. I can happily say that my Christmas shopping is done. D.O.N.E.- DONE! Now if one of Santa’s elves could come over and help me wrap, I would be in good shape. The holidays can get a little stressful for me because I like everything just perfect. This year though, I have been taking a more relaxed attitude and have been feeling so much better. Christmas is about cherishing those moments with family and friends. It is sometimes hard not to get wrapped (no pun intended) up in all the intricate details.
I have been also finishing up a few last-minute blog posts and projects like this Snow Lantern Ornament to share with you before I take a little Christmas break. We did manage to put our Christmas tree in our house yesterday. It’s plain and undecorated for now but I am still loving the beautiful pine smell that fills the house. This Snowy Lantern Ornament will look so pretty hanging on the tree once we have a chance to decorate it. I debated with the kids of getting a flocked tree this year but was turned down once again. Anthony was recently featured on a local morning show where he explained how we flock the Christmas trees at our farm. You can watch the segment here.
I love the popular farmhouse lanterns that are so popular right now. You will only need a few supplies to make this Snowy Lantern Ornament. Here is what you will need.
- 2 Clear Mason Jar Ornament
- 1 cup Epsom Salt
- 2 tablespoons Chunky Iridescent Glitter
- Mod Podge
- Battery Operated Votive
- Holiday Ribbon
- Holiday Picks
- Washi Tape
- Paint Brush
- Hot glue gun
First, you will want to mix the Epsom salt with two tablespoons of the glitter. Pour it into a bowl large enough to work over.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the ornament and then sprinkle the Epsom Salt / Glitter mixture over top. Allow to dry about two hours.
Use a hot glue gun to adhere a few sprigs of Christmas greens and decorations to the top. I added Washi tape to the lid to camouflage it. Place the lighted votive on the lid before assembling.
This looks so pretty flickering on the tree. Just remember to turn the votives off at the end of each night so you don’t wear out all the batteries.
Happy Holiday crafting!