I had seen decorated glass blocks a while back on Pinterest and wanted to make a few for myself and for gifts. I wanted to be able to have lights inside the blocks and a while back I found some on Ebay that are specifically for crafts with an opening and cover. I was able to order a box of 5 at an acceptable price (each block came out to around $8). Yesterday I had time on my hands and decided to decorate them. I had found and picked up inexpensive battery powered mini lights at my Dollar store. I bought both clear and colored.
Christmas and Fall Glass Blocks
I knew I wanted to have something in the inside that would camouflage the light cord so I went on a hunt of my supplies to find things that could be stuffed through the opening.
I also used this funky gift tubes I had. Red and natural mesh worked too.
That settled I just gathered ribbons (OK, I realize I hoard ribbons and anything I think I can use for pretty wrappings) and some greenery and set to do it. I first used a ribbon all around the cube with a little hot glue to make sure it would stick and inserting each end into the opening.
I then proceeded to wrap the cubes as you would a gift wrap box, making a bow and decorating with my greenery.
I decided to make one for now with Fall Ribbon and mesh.
Here’s the finished Fall Cube! Pretty pleased with it. The opening makes it super easy to turn the lights on or off and you can place it horizontally or vertical depending on how,you prefer.
Here’s another one!
And another one. I have one left that I didn’t finish because I need another light string...but you get the idea.