Epsom Salt 4th of July Star Jars

Epsom Salt 4th of July Star Jars

Epsom salts are a great way to add texture to a surface to create a fun look that is out of the ordinary. These jars are super simple, using only four supplies. They make a fun statement are are great for holding straws, utensils, and napkins at your next backyard get together. All dressed up in red, white and blue, they are perfect for the 4th of July, but would also work great for Memorial Day as well as Patriot’s Day.

Epsom Salt 4th of July Star Jars

I like using epsom salts because they are so inexpensive and readily available.

Epsom Salt 4th of July Star Jars

All you need are jars, white craft glue, epsom salt and spray paint. That’s it! Just use the glue bottle to draw a star on the front of the jar, then press the wet glue star into epsom salt. The salt will stick, now just let it dry, overnight is best.

Epsom Salt Star Jars

Then  spray paint. Done!

Epsom Salt 4th of July Star Jars

The white one looks different because it’s semigloss and the red and blue are gloss. :-P WalMart was out of gloss and I guess I didn’t realize how stark the difference would be!

At any rate, this is a fun and easy project with impressive results. I wrote an article about using epsom salts in your craft projects here if you’d like to take a look!



18 Responses to Epsom Salt 4th of July Star Jars

  1. 1
    Faye says:

    Love all your suggestions………Faye

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    Judy says:

    Thats a really neat idea, but I think I will try painting the jars and then after the paints drys makes the stars then you would have white stars.

  3. 3

    Hi there Amanda. I have been following your blog for a short while and love it. I stayed around a little longer to catch up on some things I have missed and just now saw your “follow me” widgit to the right. Can you tell me where you got the code for that or how I can add one like it? I love it. I am new to blogger and just write about my family, small crafts we do, and cooking. Thank you for the help. Love the blog and I may try the mason jars for the 4th. VERY CUTE!

    • 3.1
      Amanda says:

      Hi Chandi :) It’s actually not a widget, at least not one you can download or grab rom somewhere. I just uploaded the images to my site and wrote the HTML coding needed to display them within a table. Sorry about that!

  4. 4
    jet says:

    awesome the result with epsom salt en the paint , love your crafty idea’s ! Thanks for sharen them:_D
    Have a nice lazy sunday afertoon.XD

  5. 5

    Super cute! I’m pinning and tweeting:0)

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    Johnnie says:

    Cute! I added this project to my mason jar round-up.


  7. 7

    So neat! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    Very cute! Love painting glass and yours really turned out great. I hope you’ll add these to my Patriotic Project Parade.


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    Peggy says:

    I love this so much, I’ve featured you here http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/06/50-happy-4th-of-july-craft-ideas-diycraftyprojects-com.html . Please stop by when you get a chance & grab a “I’ve been featured” button from the side bar. You can put it in this post, side bar or both. Thanks so much :)

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    trisha says:

    amanda- when making the 4th of July jars with the stars…do you spray paint the inside of the jar as well?

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  12. 12

    Hi Amanda, creative idea for epsom salts! I have featured this craft idea here:


    Thank you for sharing!

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