Day 5 of the Holiday Craft Party brings home decor projects. For last year’s Holiday Craft Party, I created a We Wish You A Merry Christmas glass block with free cut file. This year I made a lighted glass block Christmas present to put under my tree. Be sure to enter the giveaway for Michaels and Minted.com gift cards at the end of this post.
- 8×8 glass block (bought at Hobby Lobby)
- 1 string of mini lights with clear bulbs and white string (bought at Hobby Lobby)
- 2.5 inch wide wired edged ribbon
- a pipe cleaner in a coordinating color to the ribbon
This is a project that would be easier to demonstrate than to write down instructions. Check out this video to see how I made this lighted glass block Christmas present step by step.
If you can’t see the embedded video above, click here to see it on YouTube.
Insert the string of lights into the glass block. Measure 8 times the width of the glass block (64 inches) and cut it off the ribbon spool. Slip the ribbon underneath the glass block making sure the outside of the ribbon is facing down. Pull the ribbon tight and tie the ribbon together on the front of the block.
Turn the glass block over and pull the ribbon to the middle of the block and double knot it.
Cut off the excess ribbon. Use the ribbon to tie a bow and secure it with half a pipe cleaner. Watch my video to see how to tie the bow.
Fluff the bow and secure it to the double knot on the glass block with another half of a pipe cleaner.
Holiday Craft Party
I partied all week with Weekend Craft, Where The Smiles Have Been, Two Purple Couches and The House Down the Lane. Here’s our Holiday Craft Party schedule.
Monday: Ornaments – Vacation Photos Ornament
Tuesday: Gift Tags – Free Printable Santa Approved Gift Tags
Wednesday: Mason Jars – Christmas Mason Jar Photo Frame
Thursday: Wreaths – Easy Jingle Bell Wreath
Friday: Home Decor – today!
Check out all the other home decor projects for today.
Colorful & Glittery Christmas Sign: Making Spirits Bright! by Where The Smiles Have Been
Shimmery DIY Snowflake Garland by The House Down The Lane
Shutter Holiday Card Holder by Weekend Craft
Lighted Glass Block Christmas Present by Simply Kelly Designs
Christmas Trees Pallet Wood Sign by Two Purple Couches
Me and the other Holiday Craft Party bloggers are giving away two separate $50 gift cards to Michaels. Minted.com has also generously provided a $50 gift card for an additional prize.
You can enter to win one of the three prizes in the Rafflecopter widget below. (Email subscribers will have to click through to the post to enter.)
Thank you for joining us this week for the Holiday Craft Party.
AC Moore also carries the glass block for $5. With many vinyls and accessories to decorate it with.
Lovely project, Kelly!
Jeanie @ create&babble says
This is beautiful! I can’t make a bow to save my life – I’m going to try your method!
Thanks Jeanie. It took a long time to get the bow right last year but this year I got it done my first try! I couldn’t believe it.
Helen Gullett says
Such an adorable home decor for Christmas! Bring the shine and bright into the house 🙂
Kim Henrichs says
I’ve got a real woodland creature thing going on in here this year….
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
This came out great! Love that you did a video to go along with it. As always I love crafting with you all week long.
Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been says
This is so lovely and festive! I really like the idea of laying it flat too….that’s something you don’t usually see with these decorated glass blocks. Thanks for the video tut as well!
This is so beautiful, Kelly! I’m sure it gives off a lovely holiday glow. Thanks for letting me join the party this year!
Emily @ Two Purple Couches says
Kelly, this is beautiful! I love the soft, sparkly blue ribbon you used! This week has been such a blast 🙂