What You'll Need
Krafty Block Glass Block
Diamond Glaze or Modge Podge
Blue Painter's Tape, not shown
What You'll Do
Don't be intimidated by the multiple steps that follow. It's really quite simple, I'm just thorough. Don't be afraid to make your glass block your own - use it as your canvas and explore the possibilities. At the end of this post I've shared with you my Pinterest pages where I collected several glass block projects that helped me get inspired.
|Trace your glass block onto your scrapbook paper with a pencil and cut out.|
Carefully smooth out any wrinkles and air bubbles that may have formed between the paper and glass block. Doing this will allow the glue to seep out the sides. Just take a damp paper towel and wipe clean.
|It looks cute enough at this point but we can do so much more!|
|Using blue painter's tape as a guide, apply your lettering. Mine looks like tree bark!|
|Insert your floral and place the cap back on.|
Again, it looks good but we could do so much better still. We have to hide that ugly plastic cap that covers the hole opening so take a 2-inch ribbon and wrap it around the perimeter of the glass block. Make it easier on yourself and make sure your ribbon is the same pattern on both sides. The one I chose was white on the opposite side and so I had to double up the ribbon, gluing the backsides together. Remember, the sides of your glass block will have the ribbon showing through so you want it to be pretty.
|As a finishing touch I took leaf stickers and scattered them to the front, left face.|
I worked on this project 2 days ago out on my back deck, soaking in the sunshine. Do you see the beautiful warmth in the pictures I took. Oh, it felt so good to be out there in the late days of October. Indian Summer, how I wish you could stay longer. Glad I enjoyed you, though, when you were here.
I was so inspired by many glass block projects out there and I wanted to share with you, those that I just absolutely adore! Enjoy and start those wheels turning to indulge in your own glass block project! Easy and fun!
|See my PinBoards for these links here and there!|
I purchased my glass block from Hobby Lobby.
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