Hi Friends! I love seeing all the cute DIY glass block light designs on Pinterest. You can make the glass blocks for so many things. They can be a nightlight or just part as a decoration. They are very easy to individualize for gifts too. I am working on my daughter’s graduation decorations and decided to make one for it and show you how!
DIY Glass Block Light Tutorial
Items you need for DIY Glass Block Light:
- First start off by putting the lights in your block in the opening at the bottom. Then clean your glass block. I used an alcohol pad. Cut the vellum to fit the front of your block. Mine was 4.5 inches and I rounded the edges. Spray a light coat of the glue on the vellum and apply to block. Gently push the air bubbles to the sides.
- Next, design what you are going to put on the block. I use >Cricut Design Space™
- Cut with your cricut!
- Load load your vinyl onto your mat. Since I was doing small pieces, I just put one on each side of my mat and flipped it around in between cuts. I set my Cricut Explore Air™ to vinyl+ and Go!
- Peel the vinyl off and weed out the small cuts in the letters. Sometimes the letters come up while I’m peeling so I just use my weeding tool to hold down the letters.
- Cut transfer paper the same size, peel off it’s backing, and put down on top of your design. I use a Cricut tool to scrape the vinyl on.
- Tape the design onto the cube where you want it on one side so you can hinge it.
- Lift up the design and peel off the paper so the vinyl is now stuck on the transfer paper.
- Lay the transfer paper back down and smooth it all out with your hands and scrape on top of the paper to transfer the vinyl to the vellum. Then peel off the transfer paper!
I added a red ribbon around the whole edge and then a black ribbon on top of that. Then I made a bow with some wired ribbon and hot glued it on top. That’s it!! Look how it came out!
There are so many ways you can decorate a glass block light! They make great new baby gifts or birthday gifts. What would you put on one??