Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wildcard Wednesday: Glass Blocks

I figured we would feature a cute idea from last year for our new followers to see.  Tiffany did this last year and I love it!!  i am making me some this year!  This will give you enough time to do your Christmas crafts so you can have them ready for display or to give as gifts.  The best thing about these, you can do soooomuch with them and they really aren't limited to Christmas.

Decorative Glass Blocks

These are a lot of fun to make and aren't too hard to do! I love making these and I'm debating on whether or not to make a few more to either keep for myself or to give away to others.

What you will need:
*A glass block with a cutout in the bottom- You can get these at Ben Franklin, Hobby Lobby, Lowes, or Home Depot
*A strand of clear lights (optional)
*Fun stuff to go inside
*Glass frosting (optional)- Should be at your local craft store
*Clear finishing spray (only if using glass frosting)
*Ribbon 2.5 or 3 inches wide

So on this one I put in a strand of lights then filled it with an assortment of pom poms. I then found a Santa ornament, removed the hook, and placed him carefully in the block. Next I put some cute Wired Christmas ribbon along the outside and created a cute bow of top. The final step is to clean the face of the block with Windex and then place your vinyl on and then WALAH! You now have a super cute new decoraton.

If you want to create one like this where you won't see anything inside, you will need to use what is called glass frosting. First you will need to spray the entire block with the glass frosting. After that make sure to spray the entire block with clear finishing spray. Once dry apply your vinyl. Next put in your lights. Then put your ribbon along the outside and your done! creating a block like this and using the glass frosting creates a soft glow when you turn on the lights.

Have fun creating!

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