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Who am I? I'm a wife to my best friend. I'm 'mama' to two silly boys. I'm a full time mom, a cook, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, an errand runner, and a boo boo kisser. I'm a cake decorator and an aspiring crafter when I find time. Throwing parties are my true passion. I'm loving my life and trying to enjoy every minute with my boys!
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Light Block

Light Blocks are an easy and fun way to decorate for the holidays.  I recently made one for Valentine's Day, and put together a little tutorial to show you how easy it really is!  First, gather your supplies.

You will need:
Glass block with hole drilled in it (I get mine from Hobby Lobby)
Stickers (you could also use window clings or vinyl if you have a cricut)
Glass etching cream (found at craft stores)
Sponge brush
Small light set (also found at Hobby Lobby)

The first step is to "frost" your glass block.  This step is optional, but I've found that it hides the lights inside and looks much nicer.  Peel off the label on the block and clean with windex.  Be careful not to leave any finger prints on the front of your block.  Apply a generous coat of the etching cream to one side of the block, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.  Rinse off the etching cream and dry the block.

(A generous amount of etching cream)

(The frosted block)

Next, apply your stickers or vinyl to the block.  Keep the hole in the block at the top.

Then add your lights to the inside of the block, with the end coming out of the hole at the top of the block.

The last step is to add the bow around the block.  This is what will hide the cord from coming out of the top too.  And that's all there is to it!  Here's what it looks like all lit up-

I'm linking up with the following fabulous blogs: Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Craft-O-Maniac, It's Fun to Craft, Skip to my Lou

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I can't find your email, but I wanted to let you know that you were included in my Monster Birthday Party Inspiration Board. I would love for you to check out the party!
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    Thanks for getting my creative wheels going :)