Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Frost

I love frosted glass. It is so pretty. It hides a lot of imperfections. You can take anything ordinary and turn it into something original. I've never tried it before, but I was determined. I'm learning a lot on this little bitty blog of mine. I'm learning to start small, but don't be afraid to take some chances. So, I got some glass from the $1 store and found a beautiful glass holder-thingy at the thrift store (not sure what the technical name of it is).

And, I waited for the snow to melt....and the rain to stop....and the sun to shine....finally, I could stand it no longer. Even though it's raining today, it's warmer than it's been all winter, so I said "to heck with this! I'm trying it!"

Let the frosting begin. First, the glass thingies.


Add some fun stickers for something a tad original.



Turn upside down and frost away! Remove the stickers...some might work and some might not....


The candle holder on the right came from the $1 store and was frosted as well, then glued to the holder on top. It would have been fun to add a monogram in the circle of this one, but as I said...I'm still learning! Baby steps. But, all in all, it is a lovely look.

....Don't you think? When I lit the candles, my little 2 year old boy came over and started singing "happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you!" He is sooooo cute! I love my little guys!




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8 comments:

  1. I love them! I think they look great!
    ~Rebekah

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  2. These are beautiful! :) I love that soft light from the frosting. Did you use the spray-paint or the etching cream?

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  3. I love how you frosted the globe part and left the base plain. They look so pretty with the candles lit!

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  4. The glow from the candles with the frosted look really looks nice and warm. How did you frost it? Be blessed. Cindy

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  5. Chad's going to have to build you a bigger house to have space for all your stuff!

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  6. I love this! i really want to try frosting glass, thanks for the motivation!

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  7. They look great! What did you use to frost? I have glass etching cream, but I don't think it gets all that even of results to do it on a big area like this...

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  8. Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I used it to make a Christmas present for a friend and am also making a set as a baby shower prize...love that you can also get a set of flameless votive candles at the dollar store....thanks again!

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