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Glass Block Decoration Ideas

Puja Lalwani Apr 19, 2019
Glass block crafts are becoming highly popular for home decorating. Let us look at how they can be made useful in different ways.
These beautiful pieces of crafts are particularly great for those who love attention to detail and take pleasure in creating new and unique crafts.
There are a variety of glass block designs and colors that are available, and when accentuated in the right manner, these make the perfect decoration items. Let us find out how you can come up with creations of your own, and present them as gifts.

Glass Block Flower Vase

♠ For this purpose, a 12"x12" pre-drilled glass block of any color with one edge completely removed, will be required.
♠ Use two types of flowers, one shade contrasting to the glass block and one similar to it. For instance, if you use a purple block, use deep purple tulips and pink roses.

♠ Use a few stems, not too many, to avoid an overflowing vase.

♠ Arrange the flowers with proper fillers and foliage. This vase makes a perfect centerpiece for your dining table.
♠ You can use paper or silk flowers if the flowers of your choice are not available. This also helps create the exact desired arrangement.

♠ For a stronger effect, wrap a contrasting colored bow around the glass block.

Glass Block Christmas Decoration

♦ Use a pre-drilled 8"x8" glass block for this. You can use a solid glass block and drill a small hole in the center of one of its edges.
♦ Push in a string of Christmas lights, so that they are placed in a circular manner inside the block. It needn't be exactly circular. Leave the plug outside. When you turn the switch on, the glowing effect looks beautiful.
♦ Use a thick ribbon, of the color you want and wrap a bow around the glass block.

♦ When lit, this glass block creation makes the best Christmas decorations or even a Christmas gift.

♦ Further enhance this glass block, by eliminating the bow and sticking a picture of Santa on the surface. When illuminated, it will definitely add to the Christmas spirit.

Glass Block Masterpiece

♣ Create a scene of your choice on the glass block, by using stain glass paints.

♣ Clean the block of dust. Use a black, gold or silver outline tube, meant specifically for glass painting surfaces.

♣ Fill it in with colors suiting the scene or the painting.
♣ Your stained glass painting could be as simple as a single flower in the center of the block, to an entire scene, perhaps of a desert with travelers on camels.

♣ You could also cut out figures from chart paper and trace the outline on the glass block. Once the outline dries, run a shade of color with a brush, outside the outline to highlight it further.
♣ Again, wrap it with a bow that matches the colors of the paints used and your craft project is complete.

♣ If the glass blocks aren't clear and have a pattern on them, highlight this pattern by streaking just the pattern lines with a golden paint (not necessarily glass paint), or any other color. When placed against light, the highlights stand out.