DIY Decor: Snowy Candle Holders

December 29, 2020

Contributed by: Erin Rochon of Erin Rochon Design, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.

I love adding candles into my winter décor – it’s festive and adds warmth into your space. I found these candle holders at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store, perfect for a fun snowy candle holder DIY. Here is how you can easily create this winter DIY.


  • Thrifted candle holders
  • Modge Podge
  • Small paintbrush
  • Epsom salts
  • Wax paper or a small drop cloth
  • Jute rope
  • Spruce, cedar clipping or decorative berries
  • Hot glue gun

Step One

After cleaning your candle holders, use your paintbrush to apply a thick layer of Modge Podge. Work in small areas as the Modge Podge dries quickly.

Step Two

Pour some Epsom salts on your wax paper. Gently roll your candle holder with the wet Modge Podge into your Epsom salt.

Step Three

Repeat steps one and two until your candle holder is covered with Epsom salts. Make sure to add more to spots that were missed.

Step Four

Wrap the jute rope around the mouth of your candle holder and tie it off. Add glue if you need to keep it in place. Add glue to the knot to place your clippings of spruce or cedar and your holiday berries.

To add more of an impact create a set to make a dramatic display on your mantel or dining room table. Happy thrifting!