There are a few ways to make frosted glasses. I chose to etch because I am going to use them on drinking glasses. The alternative would be to use frosted pearl spray paint. The spray paint is a much faster process but it also has lead in it so, if you plan on using your glassware to drink or eat from then I suggest you take my route as well.
Etched glasses supplies
- Drinking glasses
- Etching acid
- Rubber gloves
- Rubber Bands
- Disposable paint brushes
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Step 1: wrap your glass with rubber bands
Stretch a few rubber bands around your drinking glass. I stretched mine unevenly for a neat effect.
Step 2: apply the etching cream to the glass
PUT YOUR GLOVES ON and dip your paintbrush in the acid and apply several layers to your glassware. Let it sit for a while. Somewhere between 20 minutes and half an hour work for me.
Step 3: rinse the glass
Rinse your glass thoroughly and dry. The etching will slowly start to appear, giving it a frosted look. Be patient.
There you have it! Frosted glasses. A great addition to your kitchen!
I’d love to get your thoughts so please leave them in the comments.
20 thoughts on “DIY Frosted Glasses”
What a fabulous idea! I love it 🙂 I can just see my boyfriend coming home to this. LOL
Haha, I’m sure he will be pleasantly surprised! 🙂 Go for it!
That is so cool, thanks for sharing, Megan.
they look great, like expensive glasses!
Thanks, I was pretty apprehensive about the possible outcome. But I am happy with the results. It was really a really easy project!
i’m going to get paint or glue and drawt on a design of some kind. or names. kids’s names. snowmen for winter. flowers for summer. then see if that works to etch those designs and peel off the glue or paint. i’ll let you know if it works.
Great, I would love to hear if it works! If it doesn’t, then try cutting the design out of vinyl and painting the acid over that. Good luck!
I absolutely love them. They would make a nice gift.
Where can I find the “paint” or acid that you used and are they available in other colors other than transparent (if that even is a color?)
You can find them at any craft store. I got mine at Michael’s but you could probably find it at Jo-Anne’s also. It is actually an process called etching and you will need etching acid. Ask the cashier or other worker and they will point you in the right direction.
thanks! I’ve never tried it before but it seems rather easy and fun to do it, I’ll definitely try it out! 🙂
Yes, please do! Send me some pictures too. I would love to see them!
This is a great idea. It wuld be a great way to personalize second hand glasses.
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Neat! I had wondered how etching was done.
I love this idea! I recently tried to make my own frosted glasses (http://mrs-jones-to-be.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/glitter-frosted-glasses.html) but used a glass paint because I was scared to use etching paste…I’m definitely going to try how you’ve done yours next time!
I LOOOOVE your glasses! They are so cute! I will have to try making those 🙂 thanks for sharing 🙂
can i add food color to the etching acid?
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