How To Make A Fake Snow Lantern

November 14, 2012

With the holidays getting closer all I want to do is play Christmas music and decorate my home with Christmas decorations. I know it is not Thanksgiving yet – but I simply cannot wait to Deck The Halls.

Today I am going to show you how you can make fake snow lanterns for less than a dollar.

Enjoy the video and I would love feedback on what you thought – enjoy!

If you cannot find fake snow – Epsom salt works as well

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leslie November 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I might use this for holiday gifts this year. How nice!

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Michele November 14, 2012 at 11:54 pm

This looks awesome! Would a Christmas ribbon on the jar work? or maybe some decorations on the jar? And, you say it’s non-toxic (wonderful) but it must be non-flammable as well??
Thanks for the great idea!

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Budget Savvy Diva November 15, 2012 at 1:14 am

Yep!!!

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Melissa November 15, 2012 at 12:11 am

You could also use craft paints and paint a cute little Christmas tree, or snowman, holly and ivy or gold flecks, on the outside of the jar, for added festiveness. I’ve actually made these in canning jars.

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Rae November 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

This is such a neat idea! I can’t wait to try it,,,I knew I was saving spaghetti sauce jars for something haha :)

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dyana November 15, 2012 at 5:33 am

What a great idea! And if you use Epsom Salt, you can add some essential oil to give it more scent!

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Angie November 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

How cool! I can’t wait to try this! The kids will love helping me make these. Thanks! :)

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Tonja November 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

That snow is wicked cool!! Never seen that stuff before!! :)

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Marilyn November 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

You can always buy a big box of Epsom Salts for under $3 to use for the snow if you are going to make more than a few for gifts.

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PJ November 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Going to add some beads to the handle and around the top. Put some pine oil in the salts…mmmmm…. : )

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Geri Healey November 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

How do you do the snow with epsom salts? Does it last longer then the snow in a can?

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Budget Savvy Diva November 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

You just pour it in — It will keep it just will not look as good

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Lynnette November 28, 2012 at 3:55 am

Great sub for luminaries!

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Robin December 2, 2012 at 3:57 am

I know that you said that the snow will only last for 7 days, but I’ve seen on other products like this that if you “refresh” them with a spray of water they will become snow again. Maybe they are not all the same. I just thought I’d share that as a possibility for those that are wanting to extend the life of their lanterns.

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Angie December 22, 2012 at 1:57 am

Very cute idea. I was thinking that I could use laundry soap because I use a kind that is all white then I could use it later to wash clothes. What gauge was the wire? It looked pretty thick.

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Jill December 22, 2012 at 2:27 am

I made one but with a real lantern. I first used the snow in a can from the dollar tree, but. It melted after a de days so I switched to Epsom salts. I love it, it is so pretty

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Terry December 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

would it be better to use battery operated candle ( u can buy these at a dollar store) would be less of a fire hazard. THis is a cute Idea I like it.

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