Friday, September 21, 2012

Burlap and Glass

There is a lot of inspiration to be found on many blogs, and I saw a version of this glass block at Alderberry Hill, that I just had to try. I love any kind of decoration that has lights and wanted to make one for my kitchen, that would add a warm glow to the fall nights ahead. The burlap bow, adds a rustic, harvest feel to the glass block.

This project took less than an hour, and is easy enough for even the most craft challenged! All the supplies were purchased at Michaels. The first step is to add the lights through the bottom opening of the glass block.

Next, add words to front of glass block. I used stick on letters in a variety of fonts and sizes. Because I wanted to use this decoration throughout the fall season, the words I chose have a harvest theme. This photo does not show all the words clearly, but they do show up better than this portrays. If you make a mistake, or don't like the placement, just peel off the letters and start again :-)

When finished with the words, add a ribbon and bow around the outside of the glass block, plug in and enjoy the shimmer of the orange light. You could use clear lights, colored letters and any color or variety of ribbon - the possibilities are endless.

This is a fast, easy project that I will enjoy all the way through Thanksgiving. I usually wait until October to decorate for fall, but the success of this turning out like I envisioned, makes me want to start a little early. This weekend is busy, so I will hold off until next week at least, but the inspiration is there.

Have a great fall weekend :-)


Linking this post with these friends this week :-)


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Sunny Simple Life

Between Naps on the Porch

Alderberry Hill

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a bowl full of lemons

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  1. Okay off to Michael's this weekend. Very nice,

  2. This is wonderful and so original for fall.

  3. Hi Vicki, This is so cute and even I can do this! I love warm lights in the evening and fall is my favorite time of year.
    Hope you enjoy the weekend! Mildred

  4. That turned out really great! So nice for this time of year.

  5. Vicki, this is great! (And we have some glass blocks!) Now following you ~ so nice to "meet" you!

  6. This is super cute! Thanks for stopping by & linking up. I might do a little something like this - this weekend. I hope you have a great one.


  7. Love it! I am feeling like decorating for Fall, just haven't started yet:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  8. very cute idea. would be so cute in my bathroom as a nite light.

  9. cute article! i should really try this! also, giving a special shout out to you on my blog! thanks for following me, i started following your blog too!! swing by sometime to check it out!

  10. A very cute idea, and might try this. Glass blocks bring memories back to me, my Dad, for extra money will make glass block windows out in our garage. So he would be amused to see how they are used today. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  11. This is so cute! I like the idea of having it on the kitchen counter to cast a nice seasonal glow. I may have to give this a try myself so thank you for the inspiration. Thank you too for sharing this at my party this week♥ I will be featuring this on my Facebook page 8-)

  12. This is really a cute idea! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Cute idea. I love fun decorations that don't cost a fortune.

  14. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  15. This is so awesome!! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you share this great idea. I have to do this. :)

  16. fun idea. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  17. Sooo pretty!!!! LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  18. I like this idea and it's easy. thank you.


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