Thursday, December 16, 2010
Magic Crystal Ornaments
(as seen on Ordinary Life Magic)
You will need:
(Borax is a natural cleaner....you can find it at most grocery stores, Wal-Mart, etc.)
Use a small piece of pipe cleaner as a "hook" for dangling the ornament over the size of the jar. (This can be removed later.)
On the stovetop, heat some water....for each glass jar you have, you will need 1 cup water and 3 Tbsp. Borax.
Just heat the water until it is pleasantly warm. Stir in your Borax til dissolved.
Nothing will happen for the first hour or so. Distract your concerned little crystal artists. A couple of hours later, when you peek in at your ornaments...magic crystals will have begun to grow! Over the course of 24 hours, your ornaments will be nicely covered with beautiful "snow" crystals. Remove the ornaments after about 24 hours -- they will feel dry to the touch almost immediately. Hang them on the tree, in a window, or somewhere they can sparkle!