Our Process: Dying Epson Salt

    We have a pretty expansive windowsill in the kitchen. It's necessary to keep it properly decorated. Our theme this go-round was bottles/vases. Mom picked out three vases within the same tone. Because the vases were unique colors we had to make matching colors for the opposite side. That way the sill was balanced. Here's our process: 
Supplies we used:
  • Epson Salt
  • Dry empty jug
  • Funnel
  • Food coloring
First measure out how much Epson salt is needed by filling a glass bottle. 
Once the jar is filled to desire, pour the salt into a dry jug. 
Add food coloring to the salt. For our  bottles it took about 7 drops of food coloring. How much food coloring to add depends on how much salt it takes to fill the bottle. 
After coloring is added, put the cap on the jug and shake! Shake well!

Once all of the salt is properly dyed, use a funnel (if necessary) to fill the jar back up with the colored salt. For our green color we added a couple drops of blue so it would match the jar. The other colors matched without mixing.
All done! Here are our vases in front of the jars for a color comparison. 


  1. woah that's pretty crafty! the salt reminded me of those sand creations you could make in bottles as a kid. i was OBSESSED with those, and i literally had a whole shelf covered in those, haha. that's an awesome diy :)

    xo marlen
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    1. Thanks Marlen!! Please relive your childhood in this small way by creating ALL THE SAND ART.


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