How to Make Fake Window Ice

by Sarah Clark
Add fake ice to your windows to match the wintry world outside.

Add fake ice to your windows to match the wintry world outside.

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Applying fake ice to your windows lets you create a festively frosty effect for the winter holidays or throughout the year. If you cover your entire window with fake ice, it prevents passersby from looking into your house while still letting the sun filter in. You can create your own fake ice mixture using a few basic, inexpensive ingredients. Once the holiday season is over or you wish to remove your window's decorative coverage, you can simply wash the frosting off with water.

Items you will need

  • 4 tbsp. Epsom salt
  • 1 cup beer
  • Terry washcloth
  • Stencil (optional)
  • Water
Step 1

Stir 4 tbsp. Epsom salt into 1 cup beer until the salt dissolves. Allow the mixture to foam, then let it sit for 35 minutes.

Step 2

Dip the terry washcloth into the mixture and dab it onto your window where you want the ice effects to be. You can cover the edges for a frost effect, cover the window completely or use a stencil to make shapes and patterns with your fake ice.

Step 3

Allow the applied mixture to dry for 24 hours. Leave the fake ice on your window for as long as you like. Remove it by washing the window with water.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add a few drops of food coloring to give your window ice a colorful tint.

About the Author

Sarah Clark has been writing since 1997, with work appearing in Northern Arizona University's "Student Life Organization Newsletter." She holds a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in art history from Northern Arizona University.

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