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!


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!


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



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.


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 :)


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!


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! :)


Tonja November 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

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


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.


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…. : )


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?


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


Lynnette November 28, 2012 at 3:55 am

Great sub for luminaries!


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.


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.


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


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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