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
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 of a shade contrasting than that of the glass block, and one similar to the glass block. For instance, if you use a purple block, you can use a combination of deep purple tulips and pink roses for your flower arrangement.
- Use a few stems, not too many, as you do not want an overflowing vase. Make our flower arrangement, with the use of appropriate fillers and foliage.
- This vase makes a wonderful centerpiece for your dining table. You can use paper or silk flowers if the flowers of your choice are not easily available. This also helps create the exact desired arrangement.
- For a stronger effect, wrap a contrasting colored bow around the glass block.
- Use a pre-drilled 8"x8" glass block for this purpose. You may also use a solid glass block, and drill a small hole into the center of one of its edges.
- Push in a string of Christmas lights, so that they are placed in a circular fashion inside the glass 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, in a color of your choice, and wrap a bow around the glass block.
- When lit, this glass block creation makes one of 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.
- 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.
- On the other hand, cut out the figures from chart paper, and trace just the outline on the glass block. Once the outline dries, with a brush, run a shade of color outside the outline to highlight it further. Again, wrap it with a bow that matches the colors of the paints you have 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 of your choice. When placed against light, the highlights stand out.