DIY Frosted Glasses

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

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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.

Happy etching!

20 thoughts on “DIY Frosted Glasses

  1. 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.

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