Happy Tuesday!! I've seen lots of frosted glass projects on the Internet, but they all use the acid etch cream. You know me...I need something quick and easy and of course from the hardware store.
Here's a quick look at two projects I made before I left for work Monday morning.
This is the magical spray I used to make them.
I found this in the paint section in Walmart and Home Depot.
semi transparent for privacy and decoration...the back of the can has full directions, but it's so easy.
- clean surface with soap and water...dry
- add stencils or stickers if using for decor
- spray a few thin wet coats a minute or 2 apart
- let dry 10 minutes
- done, dry in 10 minutes!!!
- stinks a little when wet, so spray in the garage or outside
use any glass...
use sticker stencils to create the look where the sticker is going to be clear and the object will be frosted. Use a hollow stencil where that will be frosted and the object stays clear glass. You need to block out the rest of the object with something if you just want the stencil to be frosted
I centered the stickers on the glass of an old frame
and used office dots to stick to a glass dish.
really press down the edges, so the spray won't go underneath the paper stickers.
10-15 minutes later the frosted appearance shows up.
peel away the stickers.
The top corners of this frame had some residue on there because I didn't wash it first. The frosting didn't fully take there, but still looks like a decoration.
difficult to capture the clear and frosted parts in a picture.
but super cute in person.
add a bow to the frame and it's a quick gift.
add a votive candle and the glow is very pretty through the frosted and clear circles.
here are a few suggestions and tips...
- glass squares sprayed with a single monogram letter for coasters
- personalized vase
- use old jars and frost the names for sugar, flour, coffee and tea for a canister set
- frost a big jar for pet treats
- frost decorations on mirrors, windows, outside of shower stalls etc
- can't be used on things that will be heated over 200 degrees
- can't be used on things with constant water contact, but can be hand washed
- you can remove it from glass with acetone or lacquer thinner
Have a great Tuesday,