DIY Christmas Art -Frosted Glass {CCC}

Hello party people!! This is Emily from Not So Idle Hands.

It’s SO nice of Jamielyn to let me hijack her blog for the day and show you all my diy Christmas craft. 
Well, I know for most of you, the weather has turned fairly “frightful”, and happily ours has too (finally!!) down here in SoCal!! Yes…….I’m a weirdo who likes cold weather in the winter. We even got a teeny bit o’ snow the other day……YAY!

Anywhoo, that reminded me of this diy christmas craft, so I thought I’d show it today. 

On to the craft!

Fun huh?

{ DIY Christmas Craft }

First……run right out to Ikea and get one of these! It’s the 9″x 9″ size.

I cut the phrase out of vinyl backwards and stuck it onto the inside of the glass (you can use stickers or rub-ons too).


Then, I randomly put a bunch of snowflake stickers on too…..steering clear of the middle~ish.

Be sure to mask off the front part of the glass to prevent overspray onto the front. I just used my handy-dandy painters tape :)

Now, trot right on out to your garage and spray on some Krylon’s frosted glass finish till you like it. It’s kinda hard to tell when it wet… just go with your gut on this :)

**I sprayed mine in circles, so the middle wouldn’t be sprayed and it would look kinda like a “frosted over window.”


Remove the snowflakes, and voila!

The frosted look.

Put it all back together and it looks so very cute.


I added some ribbon for some extra color.

These are great since they can be hung up OR it can sit on your shelf.
Have fun this season and don’t forget to stop by Not So Idle Handsto say hi!!Have fun!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Cassie posted on November 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm (#

    Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing how you made it! =D

  2. Laurie@TheBakingBookworm posted on November 9, 2011 at 2:34 pm (#

    I adore this!! What a great way to use my Silhouette machine AND have an excuse to visit IKEA! Thanks!

  3. kara posted on November 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm (#

    So cute…Love the use of the frosted glass spray paint

  4. Meg posted on November 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm (#

    that is so creative! i love what you did with the frosted glass, i have seen it in the stores before but never seen a project for it. what a creative idea!

  5. dorangela posted on November 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm (#

    Love this Emily! So cute! How did you get the larger snow flake that shows in the last photos? I think I’m gonna have to make this! Dorangela

  6. Joy @ Christmas Spirit All Year Long posted on November 10, 2011 at 6:16 am (#

    This is such a cool project! Great tutorial. I’ve pinned it so I can find again.

  7. Misty VanEpps posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:35 am (#

    This is so cool! I defiantly want to try it! :) thanks for sharing!

  8. Donna Holleman posted on November 10, 2011 at 10:01 pm (#

    What a great idea. I have a frame just like this sitting waiting for a great idea. Thanks for a great post.

  9. Deborah posted on September 7, 2014 at 7:42 am (#

    Is the frosted glass paint just clear as it looks greenish color in the photo.

    Thanks Love this & will try it for sure.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm (#

      Hi Deborah! The frosted glass is just clear, she must have just added a sheet of green paper in the frame. :)

  10. Deborah posted on September 15, 2014 at 10:34 am (#

    How come yours looks like it’s a green color frosted glass paint spray. Did you use a large snowflake also. Love this idea & do plan to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 11:30 pm (#

      Hi Deborah! She must have placed a green piece of paper inside the frame! :)

  11. Deborah posted on October 9, 2014 at 7:03 am (#

    OK I love this and want to make these for Christmas gifts for the grand kids teachers. I have to ask where did you get the saying or does it come with the frame?

    thanks so much