Frosted Glass

Published July 19, 2012

Find etching spray at your local craft store such as Michaels

I love the appearance of a frosted windowpane on a cold day. When we think of something that is frosty, we usually conjure up an image of a frosty beer mug or perhaps a window that has frosted images on it because of the cool weather outside. You can easily create your own frosted look with a simple etching spray found at most craft stores. Frosting is great for adding privacy to an exterior window, creating ornaments for next year’s tree, barware and mirrors. The applications are endless and the technique is quite easy to do. Be sure to always use the aerosol spray in a well-ventilated area (outside is best).



  • Etching Spray (I used Krylon Frosted Glass Finish) found at Michael’s crafts)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Scissors (or craft knife)
  • Wire
  • Glass piece


If you would like to create some ball ornaments for next year’s tree or as a gift for 2009 purchase the clear, glass balls at Michaels. Remove the silver hook inside. Cut a piece of wire 12” long and bend a hook in one end. Insert the hook into the ball. Follow the instructions carefully on the etching spray can and apply the spray to the ball in small strokes. Re-apply as necessary. Let dry. (The spray will appear quite thick and glossy but will dry in a frosted state)

To finish, re-attach the hook inside the ball.

Once you are used to working with the spray, you can use it on other household projects such as windows and glassware.  Frosted glass is wonderful for adding privacy to a bathroom window and other glass areas that require some sprucing up.