Introduction: Frosted Vases

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So I've been in my house for a about a year. I'm always on the hunt for new (and cost effective) accessories to spiff up the house. While shopping for spray paint I came across frosted glass spray. I was intrigued! I took it home and made some cool things. This is what I did. 

Step 1: Materials & Tool S

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Here is what you will need to make frosted glass
  • Clear vase (you can also use a candle holder, old clear wine bottles, drinking glasses etc!) 
  • Contact paper *
  • Exacto Knife 
  • Frosted Glass Spray. I used Rustoleum. 
* I learned that hardway that not all contact paper is created equal. Make sure it is good quality and will adhere well to the surface. I used this wood pattern stuff and its not as strong as the black and clear contact paper I also have. So make sure its good quality before you start spraying!

Step 2: Instructions

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  • Think of some sort of design. This can be a trick party, but luckily is tons of inspiration out there (scour the internet, check out a home decor store etc)
  • Once you have a design your happy with, trace it on the back of your contact paper and cut out with the exacto knife. If you are the lucky proud owner of a silhouette machine or other die cutter just make your stencil on that.
  • Get some glass cleaner and make sure you it is nice and clean. 
  • Peel off your contact paper stencil and gently stick it to your vase
  • Find a nice well ventilated area and place your vase on top of box. Spray a nice even coat and allow to dry
  • Drying times can depend on the type of frosted glass spray you purchase. I'd say give it at least 30 minutes.
  • Gently peel off the stencil to reveal your beautiful design


thesnowtheriver (author)2015-01-15

is it washable? or will it come off in soap and water?

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