Homemade Window Frosting

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Homemade Window Frosting
Add a festive touch to your window with homemade snow. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Patterns of ice appearing along the edges of a window create a magical effect, reminding people of upcoming winter holidays and evoking a sense of coziness when viewed from the inside. If you live in an area where cold weather is infrequent or you simply want to prolong the effect, window frosting provides an answer. Using the homemade version of this product can prove to be a money saver when you want to frost multiple windows.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 2 bottles of beer, 340gr. each
  • Large bowl
  • 12 tbsp of Epsom salts
  • Spoon
  • Rag
  • 2 cups of soap flakes
  • 2/3 cup liquid starch
  • Eggbeater
  • Paintbrush

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    Icy Effect

  1. 1

    Pour 709ml. of beer into a large bowl.

  2. 2

    Add 12 tbsp of Epsom salts into the beer and stir with a spoon. Epsom salts can take up to 30 minutes to thoroughly dissolve. Stir for approximately one minute and let the mixture sit until the salts completely dissolve, at which time the homemade window frosting is ready.

  3. 3

    Dip a soft cloth into the mixture and wipe it along the inside edges of the window.

  4. 4

    Let the mixture set for one minute and swipe the rag diagonally across the spot of application. This creates an effect of jagged ice crystals.

    Snowy Effect

  1. 1

    Combine 2 cups of white soap flakes and 2/3 cup of liquid starch in a bowl.

  2. 2

    Slowly add small amounts of water to the mixture, for a total of 3 tbsp, as you use an eggbeater to whip the mixture until it becomes thick.

  3. 3

    Apply the mixture to your windows with a paintbrush to create the effect of frosted snow on the glass.

Tips and warnings

  • Both mixtures are removable using any type of standard window cleaner.
  • Add glitter to the snow mixture for a shimmering effect.

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