DIY ideas straight from Pinterest on how to frost your windows | WindowArt

Frosted Window Film for Contemporary Glass Design
April 25, 2017

DIY ideas straight from Pinterest on how to frost your windows | WindowArt

The DIY ideas phase came about in the 1950’s due to economically constraints at the time, forcing people to save and seek alternative materials for their home improvements and it seems this phase is here to stay

When doing anything yourself, you end up saving heaps of money and you will be filled with pride once you’re done. This is all great, guaranteed that you have the knowledge and expertise to make anything look marvellous. 

Pinterest, your own personal muse

Social media is the forefront of DIY ideas, thanks to the internet, it has made us more curious and eager to take on projects ourselves. Pinterest

offers a great library of creative and innovative ideas, but when it comes to the important stuff, rather leave it to the professionals. 

Be prepared to do a bit of backbreaking work

If you’re committed to doing window frosting yourself, you may have to invest a lot of time into pulling the act off with all of your morals intact. It may require of you to take a class, do a lot of research and book off time from work to do the deed.

Without the aid of professional help there is a larger margin for things to go wrong. Keep this in mind when budgeting for your project, if you inevitably have to fix something.

There are so many ways to do your frosting that you’ll have to decide on one, but which one is right? Which one offers the least effort and guarantees the best quality? Will you have to do this whole process again in say a year’s time or even a month?

DIY ideas using corn starch to get the frosted look

  • Use cornstarch with about a three quarter cup of boiling water

  • Dip a squeegee or paint brush in the mixture and apply it to your win

  • Decorate the window to your own specifications

Using a simple spray

  • Buy a frosting spray adhesive

  • Prep the area by covering up thoroughly where you do not want the spray to go

  • Spray your window

  • Make sure there are no spots

Stick-on film

  • Clean all the windows first

  • Apply the glue to the window’s surface. If you are keen on doing everything yourself,, draw your own  on contact paper

  • Apply the film to your window (Once created) and use a tool to squeeze out all the water.

  • Make sure there are no bubbles

You’ve done your research, gotten all your supplies and now you are ready to do your window frosting like a boss, but wait. . .something goes wrong and you’re left thinking why did I do this? It’s uneven, messy and looks unprofessional. Your DIY ideas have turned into a catastrophe.

Using makeshift window frosting film for your DIY ideas is a bit of a gamble because you have to ask yourself ‘will my efforts be a hit or a miss?’ There is no worthy substitute for the real thing. Invest in quality window film that will leave you worry free for years to come and avoid a worst case scenario.

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