Frosty Salted Candle Centerpiece

When I saw how to make salted candles in the December issue of Martha Stewart, I knew that this was a project that I would have to try. The picture below is from the Martha Stewart website and you can click here for a link to the directions.

This project is super easy. All you do is coat your candle with Mod Podge and then roll it in Epsom Salt. I put the Epsom Salt on a rimmed cookie sheet when I rolled my candles. They dried very quickly and were oh so sparkly.

I made a quick centerpiece for Christmas Eve dinner with my candles.


I used four tall pillar candles and three smaller ones because that’s what I had on hand. I’m going to stop by Big Lots for more candles because I’ve burned these every night since Christmas Eve and they are now “used up.”


I added faux berries for color.


I set my table with Lenox Holiday dishes and my Christmas Eve table was ready to go.




I’m linking this to Kimba’s DIY Day, Susan’s Tablescape Thursday, Donna’s Saturday Night Special, and Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.


  1. I LOVE candles… so this neat idea is just awesome for me…I will give it a try after the holidays…thanks soooo much for sharing it with all of us in blogland!



  2. Your candles turned out beautiful, Paula. I am definitely going to try this project!! And your table looks so festive and pretty. Great job!

    Have a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year!! 🙂


  3. Very pretty. I’m going to try it. Thanks for the idea. See this is what’s so great about following blogs of creative people. You get all kinds of ideas. Heaven knows I’m not going to come up with ideas on my own. Speaking of candles….I got up this morning and thought to myself, “gosh it smells nice in the house”. Then I recognized the smell, it was from my kitchen candle that I accidentally left burning all night long.

  4. They are lovely, Paula!!! 🙂 My MIL gifted me with a subscription to Martha Stewart Living for Christmas and I was so excited. 🙂 Sounds like she has some great ideas in there. Yours turned out wonderfully!

  5. Oh wow, Paula, that is such a cool idea! Your candles, and your Christmas table, are beautiful! Are your candles sitting in epson salt too? At first I thought it was sand but in one of the close up photos it looks like salt. Great job!

  6. Beautiful candles and great idea. I will have to do this next Christmas or maybe even for a snowy centerpiece for January.

  7. Excellent idea! Thanks for sharing! I love how yours turned out. Being an absolute candle-lover, this is something I want to try. Would love to see them lit! Your tablescape is very pretty…love that china!


  8. I love the candles. That’s such a great idea, and I’d love to try some too. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  9. That looks fabulous and oh so easy, thanks for sharing the tip with us all. Your tablescaping is really lovely.

  10. I’m totally sold on this idea too. I just adore how the light catches the salt. So pretty!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!

    FJ Donna

  11. I saw the MS show when she did these…and promptly forgot. Thank you so much for the reminder! Your candles look beautiful.

    1. Thank you! I make these almost every Christmas or winter for an easy table centerpiece for when I have family or guests over to eat. I usually save the candles when they’ve burnt down and then we use them around our fire pit outdoors.


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