If you buy everything new, this project costs about $6 from the Dollar store. But, most of the materials are probably already in your house.
Step 1: Materials
*A picture frame
*String lights (I used one with 20 bulbs)
*A cup of Epsom Salt
*Super glue (optional)
Step 2: The Frame
Set aside all the other pieces except the glass.
Step 3: The Words
You can use a mirror to help you with drawing backwards but in this case I just kept turning it over to look at it and make sure it was how I liked it.
*Masking tape is perfect for this because it's easily manipulated. It is easy to tear to make shapes and is easily moved after it was stuck down. So you can arrange it a few times until you get the picture you want.
Step 4: Using the Adhesive
With the taped side up, spray the entire surface with the adhesive.
Then sprinkle the Epsom salt all over it. (Like you would glitter on glue)
Because I dont want the tape to stick forever, I used the directions for a temporary hold. The adhesive I used said to let it set for 3 minutes.*Follow the instructions for the spray adhesive you have for a temporary hold*
Step 5: Design Reveal
Then carefully peel off the tape.
Your design should now appear in the Epsom salt!
Set it aside and allow to dry completely.
Step 6: Shimmer and Shine
Tear a piece of foil a little bigger than the frame backing, and then tape it on.(Here's where your super glue could come in handy if you don't want to tape it) I didn't worry about how it looked because it's on the back.
Step 7: Lights!
Step 8: Assemble!
2)Place the glass picture inside the frame.
3)Put the light board on so the lights are inside.
Close the notches of the frame.
Chances are, the lights will keep it from fitting in perfectly. No worries, just tape it up! Gotta love that masking tape :)
Step 9: Enjoy!
Step 10: Go Crazy!
For the snowman frame, I colored the tape and frame with a gold marker so it looks like a window. Super Glue and epsom salt are only around the edges for the frost. I cut the snowman out of construction paper :)
If you make this please share the pictures. I'd love to see what you come up with!