Transform recycled glass with this easy tutorial on how to fake frosted glass! Only needs a couple basic craft supplies.
Have you ever come up with a craft idea and not have all the supplies you need? Of course, you have! Whether it’s because you’re too lazy to get in the car or you’ll risk divorce if you spend another penny on craft supplies, running to a craft store is not always an option, right? This exact same thing happened to me last week when I wanted to work on some patriotic centerpieces and didn’t have anything to frost the recycled glass jars I was using.
I found a few tutorials on the internet about using white glue to create a faux frost but I didn’t have any of that either. “Hmm, wonder if Mod Podge would work?” Woohoo, it totally did!
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Fake Frosted Glass
- Glass Container (I used my recycled spaghetti jar!)
- Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss
- Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels Glitter
1. The supply list for this project is kind of just a suggestion. There are tons of different ways to change it up. You can use any glass containers, white glue instead of Mod Podge, and any kind of translucent paint. I like the permanence of the Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe gloss and the Americana glass paint had glitter so that’s super awesome but really, almost anything would work.
2. Mix together a good amount of Mod Podge and paint. Don’t skimp on this part. It’s better to have too much at the end than not enough and have to whip up a new batch that may not match!
3. Thoroughly coat the outside of your glass with tinted Mod Podge. Try to apply as evenly as possible but know that you’re probably going to have some streaks (totally didn’t bother me since I like the vintage look!) Another option would be to plop some of the tinted Mod Podge on the inside of the glass, rotate slightly to coat, and then place upside down until completely covered. The coverage would be smoother but it would take longer to cure and be water safe. If you’ve got the time, go that route! If not, just apply to the outside with a paintbrush.
4. Allow to dry completely before using. I’m planning on adding a few extra decorations and using these for the 4th of July so make sure to stop by next week for the finished project!
And there you have it! Super easy and you didn’t even have to run to the craft store. I love how there’s just the slightest shimmer of glitter on these jars. Adds such a fun and festive detail, don’t you think? Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I’d love to see what you do with this technique. Share pictures on the Tried & True Facebook page or tag me on Instagram!
Comments & Reviews
A Little Claireification says
Vanessa these are GORGEOUS!! Pinned!!
Kimmi McKnight says
I have a question: If i use part Elmer’s Glue and water, could i use that as a temporary window “frost”? I want the daylight, but i don’t want my dog to be able to see out because he barks at EVERYTHING and it drives me nuts. Thanks in advance! Any special techniques i should use while i’m at it, to make it easier and less messy, would be sooo welcome!!
Kimmi McKnight says
By the way, your crafts are GORGEOUS!! ^_^