Enjoy Christmas-Decorate a glass blockDecember 24, 2010 by: admin
Merry Christmas!Here are the tips to decorate a glass block that can be made for any occasion with just a little imagination.
First of all,what you’ll need is as follows:Glass Block,Drill,1/2″ Glass hole cutter,Wired Ribbon,Christmas Lights,Decorative transfer,Hot glue gun and glue,Vegetable oil.OK,let’s begin!
Step 1Cut a hole with a 1/2″ glass hole cutter.To do this place the hole cutter on a drill.Secure your glass block so it will not move while cutting the hole.Place a little vegetable oil on the block to prevent friction.Start drilling hole without any pressure on the glass.Too much pressure and the glass block will crack.Continue until drill goes through glass block.Wash the glass block out with water and let dry.
Step 2Put a decoration on the glass block.You can use anything that you choose,such as a snow flower,a simple Christmas tree. Make sure the light will be able to shine through. Some other ideas might be stencils,stickers or cards.
Step 3Place string of Christmas lights in the glass block through the hole.It’s best to use a 35 to 50 string of lights with white cord.If the lights are the kind that string together,the end to end part needs to be cut off.Just remember to tape the ends of the wire with electric tape before placing lights into the glass block.
Step 4The final step in making your lighted Christmas glass block is to put ribbon around the edge and making a bow for the top.Place a little hot glue around the sides of the glass block then cover with ribbon that is as wide as the glass block. Place the seam on the bottom.Make a bow and hot glue it on the top.
Now you have a very beautiful Christmas lighted glass block decoration to decorate you home or make as a gift.Wish you have a nice holiday!