I'm here today for another Saw It. Pinned It. Did It
This craft was a bit more labor intense than my previous SI.PI.DI posts.
But I'm fully in love with the way they turned out so the time and muscle was totally worth it!
The glass blocks needed for this can be bought about anywhere. Home improvement stores, craft stores, supply shops. I actually got mine from an auction. An elderly man had a HUGE stock pile of them he used for windows in his farm sheds. He was headed into a nursing home so they where getting rid of all kinds of un-needed junk. One man's junk is another man's treasure! I snagged a couple dozen of these blocks for $0.50 a piece. Score!
The first step (and the labor intensive part of the operation) is to drill a hole in the side of the glass block. For this you'll need a glass drill bit and some muscles. It does take about 5 to 10 minutes per block to drill the holes.
Next string a small set of lights (30 bulbs will be plenty) into the block and apply your vinyl. The vinyals that I used are from an online shop called Vinyl Gifts and More. Totally cute stuff for all different seasons!
After applying the vinyl I wrapped the sides of the block with ribbon and added bows to the top of each block for a little more cute-ness. You could also add fake flowers, fake greenery, jingle bells, a small ornament or whatever else you please. Be creative!
I think I've made about a dozen or so of these already.
Below you can see some of my other creations: