Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Seasonal Glass Blocks

These cute seasonal Glass Blocks are perfect to decorate any space for Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, or Christmas! 

Created By Dania Carson from Vancouver Craft Warehouse


glass block
Fall vinyl word block
fall floral pick
fall wired edge ribbon
artificial fall leaves
copper color Stickles glitter
20ct amber craft bright lights

Cut apart fall word block from Vinyl Words and space words on block. Put the amber craft bright lights and the artificial fall leaves inside the glass block with the opening at the bottom and the cord coming out of the bottom,  work the leaves around to the front of the lights so the wire doesn't show too much.  Lay the glass block flat, cut apart Fall vinyl word block, space words around on the front of the block. take the leaf from the vinyl word block and put it on the large glass nugget. Using the copper Stickles glitter trace stem lines on the leaf.  Using the E6000 glue the glass nugget to the front of the glass block.  Leave it flat until the glue is dry.  Cut a piece of wire edge ribbon long enough to wrap around the block and tie in a knot.  Make a bow for the top of the block and attach the fall floral/berry pick and the bow to the knot from the ribbon that goes around the block.  Plug it in and bask in the warm autumn colors.


glass block
beacons 3 in 1 glue
asstd size wiggly eyes
Halloween vinyl word block
Tangerine CeramCoat paint
mini frame
Halloween pattern paper
1 glass nugget
purple and black tulle
large glitter fly

Glue paper to back of block using Beacons 3 in 1 glue just along the outer edge of the paper.  Paint a mini frame bright orange, put paper on the back of it and fill the front side of the frame with wiggly eyes attaching with Beacons 3 in 1 glue. Lay the glass block flat. Glue the mini frame on the inside of the glass block with E6000.   Cut apart the vinyl Halloween word block, put the vinyl spider from the vinyl word block onto a large glass nugget, place the Halloween words where you would like them on the glass block, glue the glass nugget on the glass block with E6000 while the block is still laying flat.  When the glue is dried stand the block upright and put candy corn in the bottom of the block far enough down that its difficult for fingers to reach so they won't steal the display.  Wrap purple sparkle tulle and black tulle around the block and tie at the top with a knot.  Put a giant sparkle fly on top of the knot.



Glass block
Hot glue and hot glue gun
burlap fat quarter
jute twine
fall pick
raffia - small package
scarecrow face vinyl
woodland owl ornament

Fill the inside of the glass block with the excelsior leaving the opening at the top.  Rub on the vinyl scarecrow face onto the front of the glass block, roll the bandana up into a neckerchief and wrap around the bottom of the block.  Glue it into place with a few dabs of hot glue.  Cut some strands of raffia for hair and glue it around the top of the block with the hot glue gun.  If you have a sewing machine or needle and thread handy you can sew the burlap to make a hat or use the hot glue gun after cutting the burlap just about 1/2" longer than the circumference of the block and glue a seam up the back.  Fold the bottom edge up to create a brim and glue it to the top of the glass block over the top of the raffia hair. Tie the jute around the top of the burlap tube to create a hat.  Trim excess burlap if you wish. Glue the fall pick where the burlap is gathered with the jute and then glue the woodland owl ornament to the top of the block.


Glass block
hot glue and hot glue gun
crystal frost spray
squiggly face vinyl snowman face
red cuddle soft fat quarter
20ct white cord clear craft bright lights
1 bag Crystal Fiber shredded mylar
2 white birds
a small length of ribbon

Spray the inside of the glass block with the crystal frost spray. Let it dry, that's when the magic frost happens. Put the lights and crystal fiber inside the block with the cord of the lights coming out the top of the block.  It  is easiest to layer the crystal fiber and lights and put 1/3 of the fiber in the block then put about 1/3 of the strand of lights then 1/3 crystal fiber and 1/3 light strand and then the last of the fiber and lights.  Use a pen or skewer or something long and thin to help shift around the lights and fiber so not too much cord is showing.  Rub on the vinyl snowman face onto the front of the block (make sure the cord is still coming out of the top)  For the hat, measure the circumference of the block and add 1/2" then trim the cuddle soft fat quarter to that length. then again, if you want to sew it feel free or use a hot glue gun to glue the back edges together as a seam. Fold  the bottom edge up to hide the raw edge and glued it into place. Put the hat onto the glass block, put a few dabs of glue on the corners to hold it in place and tied the top to create a hat.  Clip on a couple of cute glittery white birds and take the leftovers of the red Cuddlesoft to create a scarf around the bottom of the block.

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