Winter is here and although it doesn’t get super cold in the Pacific Northwest (thankfully!) I still like to decorate for Christmas like its a icy, snowy wintertime.
An easy way to do that is to add some frost to your windows. I have a simple recipe to add icy crystals to your glass- but without the ice. I’ll show you how to create pretty, frost-like crystals to your windows with Epsom salts and beer.
For this recipe you will need the following:
- ½ of beer - any kind
- ⅓ cup Epsom salt
- Microwave safe bowl
- Measuring cups
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Frost Windows with Epsom Salts and Beer
- Start with clean, dry windows
Give the windows a quick wipe down with window cleaner like Windex and a paper towel.
- Measure beer
Pour a half cup of beer into a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat the beer
Place beer in the microwave for one minutes.
- Add salt
Pour ⅓ cup of Epsom salt into the beer.
Mix the salt and beer together until they are dissolved together.
- Let cool
Let the mixture cool down enough that you won’t burn yourself.
- Sponge it onto the glass
Dip the sponge into the mixture and dab it onto the glass. When it dries the glass will look frosted. For a realistic look, sweep the sponge in an arc at the bottom corners. When the mixture dries, the windows will look frosted.
The sugar in the beer helps the mixture stick to the glass and create the pretty crystals.
Yes it will a little bit but the smell goes away after a day.
You can use water instead of beer but it didn’t work as well for me. I had to add a little bit of dish soap to help the mixture stick to the glass. Make sure you don’t add too much soap of the texture won’t be quite right when the mixture dries.
You can use regular soap and water to wash of the salt. Use a little Windex to remove the last streaks and the windows will be good as new.
What do you think? Have you ever added a faux frost to your windows? Let me know what you think!