I made the napkin rings from the following supplies:
- Epsom salt
- PVC pipe
- I used 6" of a 2' piece of pipe. PVC couplings also work if you don't feel like cutting down a piece of pipe.
- Snow Tex
- Cheese spreader
Supplies not shown:
- A paper plate
- A bowl to catch the falling Epsom salt
I started making my napkin rings by smearing a generous amount of Snow Tex onto a piece of PVC pipe with my cheese spreader:
After the piece of pipe was completely covered with Snow Tex, I went back and "stabbed" different areas with my cheese spreader to create mini peaks and give the surface some extra snowy texture.
I sprinkled some Epsom salt on the wet Snow Tex and gently pressed it in place (don't smash those peaks!) so it wouldn't fall off once everything had dried:
I made sure to avoid getting any Snow Tex on the top and bottom edges of the PVC pipe. If some did get on the edge, I wiped it off with a damp paper towel. There's no reason behind doing this, I just wanted a clean edge.
I repeated the same process on the remaining pieces of PVC pipe until all of my napkin rings were finished.
The jar of Snow Tex says it will dry in 2-3 hours (thicker applications take longer to dry) but I waited 24 hours before handling my new napkin rings.
The texture of the Snow Tex paired with the Epsom salts makes a really convincing faux snow effect:
The Epsom salt also kind of shimmers in the light like fresh snow does :)
Maybe Matilda is hosting this week's party so make sure you stop by her blog and link up your project!
I'm sharing this project at the Dare to DIY party hosted by Maybe Matilda, Primitive & Proper, Decor and the Dog, Newly Woodwards!