I have seen a bunch of how to's on making fire salts but I haven't seen any that actually glow. So I sat down and came up with one for all the fans and those who just want something to light the night. This is my first instructable so please let me know what you think.
Step 1: Things you will need
instant paper mâch . Michaels $25
Plastic tea lights. Any dollar store $1
Paints. Any crafts store. Prices vary
Some type of clear dome
Ashland Coarse decorative sand. Michaels $3
Glue gun (low temp)
*Some items might seem pricy but you can get multiple uses out of them
Step 2: Creating your bowl
For this instructable I kept it real simple. I found a small plastic bowl from the dollar store. Cover it with the paper mâch mix, let it dry for a day, removed the plastic bowl. Now you should have your bowl!! I didn't fill in the cracks or smooth the bumps because it gave the bowl a better look.
You can also paint the bowl at this time.
Step 3: Creating you glowing flame
This is where things got a little creative. So I took a tea light and removed its casing. Make sure you do not damage the light or wires. Then place a dome shaped cover over the light. I had some transparent Easter eggs laying around. I used the bottom half and place it over the light to make sure it fits. Next create a base to hold it all together. I used a foam sheet that had an adhesive back. Once everything is holding together, test the light out to make sure it still works.
Step 4: Now adding the sand
At this point you will be adding the sand to the dome. To do this simply hey hot glue onto the dome and press the glue into the Sand. repeat it until the dome completely covered.
Step 5: Finishing touches
To make it look like all one piece I put and sand around the area where you could see the gap between the bowl and the dome. I used plastic to keep from gluing it down for good. You will have to remove the dome piece to turn the light on and off. (Still trying to find a way to avoid this part).