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Have you ever lived in a house or apartment that has a bathroom with no privacy, or had a window that looked out on an ugly view? Blinds and curtains can certainly be helpful in covering up your windows, but you can also create your own window frost. Here is a simple recipe to give you privacy and give you a better view.

You will need:

4 heaping tablespoons Epsom salts
1 cup beer
1 paintbrush, 2 inches wide
Facial tissues or a terry cloth

Make sure your windows are clean by washing with equal parts vinegar and water. Dissolve the Epsom salts in the beer and let the foaming mixture sit for about 30 minutes. Apply with the paintbrush in a circular motion to the inner windowpane. The mixture will dry to form beautiful crystals that will last for a long time.

For an even prettier design, try applying the salt and beer mixture with a wet facial tissue or a terry cloth. Apply as if you were washing the window. While the mixture is still wet, go back and dab it with the wet tissue. This effect will give you a nicer crystallization pattern. To remove the crystals, simply wash the window with water and a terry cloth.

Now you are ready for taking your bath in private. You won't have to worry about nosy neighbors and what's even better, you don't have to look out at that ugly brick wall across the way.

  • MrsCuller

    Wow very easy and effective... the guy who said it wasn't probably didn't mix it or wait for it to dry, my husband and I were skeptical but figured it was sooo much cheaper and easier than the window films we were looking to purchase. We live on a first floor apt and a perfect place for people to walk by and peek in through our blinds and sheer so we needed something. THANK U SO MUCH Anna Sattler for this idea!

  • Lisa

    I just attempted the window film thing by myself three times on the small bathroom window and gave up. I'm going to try this much cheaper solution and see how it goes.

  • Gordy

    Great idea! I wonder through, will the steam from the shower, in time, turn the pretty crystals on the window into a foggy mess?

  • BJ

    It is even easier then this. Go to Trees and Trims store or during Holiday times and get a can of ice crystal spray. It makes a nice crystal design on windowns without coming off and it does not look like snow spray. When you want to remove just use window cleaner.

  • rspence

    waste of beer

  • pikewang

    Or good.

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