How to Decorate a Glass Block for Valentine's Day

I had bought one of those clear glass blocks before Christmas with the intent of making a lighted Christmas block.. but it never happened.  I have been wanting to make SOMETHING though and thought it might make a cute little addition to my mantle if I made something sweet and pink and Valentine's day themed.

I started and ditched at least three other ideas before settling on my final project.  I just love how it came out!


First I decided to use patterned paper and but it to fit into my glass block.  Once cut to size, I gently folded it and inserted it into the hole.




I used a few sheets of tissue paper to stuff the rest of the block and keep the paper pressed against the front.




I found some pretty sparkly ribbon and tied a bow around the whole thing.



I had a harder time with the letters. First I tried vinyl but the only shade of pink that might have worked was heat transfer and would not adhere to the glass.  I finally settled on cutting the letters out of cardstock and using a thin layer of Mod Podge to adhere it to the glass block.




I just love how it came out!


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Comments

  1. What a CUTE way to decorate a glass block for Valentine's Day! I love the paper you chose! pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. So cute! I love the love block. The plaid paper is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you! I just knew it was the perfect paper the moment I saw it.

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  3. This is a really cute project. I like how you finished it when the vinyl wouldn't work. I bough a cricut this weekend and am looking forward to see what I can create with it #creativemonday

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    1. Oh thank you; I'm not always so great at thinking on my feet but I wasn't about to scrap the whole project at that point.

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  4. I love your glass block! A new vinyl store opened near my house with lots and lots of color choices - I'm so excited to have more options!

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    1. I just saw printed vinyl at the craft store the other day! I just love that they keep coming out with new choices and options.

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  5. Nice! I’ve never seen this kind of blocks around here, but I would love to get some. I love the Valentine’s idea.
    Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  6. This is really cute! It's going on my to make list! Pinning.

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  7. Such a cute Valentine's decor idea! I love the pink plaid paper!

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    1. Thank you! I wanted something that was pink enough to be "valentine's" but neutral enough to somewhat blend in with our d├ęcor.

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  8. I've always wanted to make a Christmas glass block project, but never got around to it. I love this version for Valentine's Day! Shows just how easy it is to re-make your glass block for any holiday or event. Pinning to share!

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  9. This is so cute! I think I have a glass block somewhere in my craft room, lol. Pinning!

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