Lighted Glass Blocks

Create a themed lighted glass blocks to add extra sparkle to your next party or celebration.

Lighted Glass Blocks

What you need

You will need a glass block, the kind used to make a privacy wall in the bathroom.
Next you'll need ribbon and a bow, a strand of mini lights (I recommend 35 on a strand), hot glue, flowers, and a variety of items you can add to the block depending on the theme you are creating.



Instructions

Drill a hole where ever you need it , depending on if you want the block to stand up or lay flat.

Wrap the edges with ribbon and add a bow.  Seal both with hot glue.

In addition,  I’ve used toys, flowers, dolls, bells, etc.

These blocks will last forever and are somewhat heavy.

I’ve made them for wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, birthdays, anniversary gifts, and I’ve made many of them for funerals since they, unlike flowers, won’t die.

I put a photo of the deceased person on the block and the families love them.

This is not a difficult craft to make, just takes imagination and patience.

I have included photos of ones I’ve taken orders for. I do not make them in advance so the customer can choose the theme and the colors.

flower-lighter-glass-block

sea-lighted-glass-block

football-lighted-glass-block

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Comments

  1. Sandra Ryan says:

    Where can I find the small 20 light strings to put inside the Block? I don’t like the LED lights, I Prefer the Soft Warm White Lights that looks like Candle Light. You can contact me at:sandyshorses2@yahoo.com.
    Thank you!

  2. HOW DO YOU DRILL A HOLE IN THE GLASS BLOCK WITHOUT CRACKING THE BLOCK? I BOUGHT A VINTAGE GLASS BLOCK, TRIED TO DRILL A HOLE IN IT AND BINGO IT CRACKED. HELP?

    • you have to use a diamond drill bit and you have to have another person run water over the bit while your drilling. Do it outside with a hose. Also don’t use too much presure, take it slow. make sure that the water stops just as you are about to break through so that you don’t get water inside the block.

      • Actually most hobby stors carry the glass block with a hole already drilled in it they are called Krafty blocks

  3. Is the sleigh made with 1 light only? what type? stephr@nobletitle.net

  4. metalmagnt says:

    How do you get the photos to look transparent? Is it just from the lights around the block or did you somehow place the pics inside the block? I absolutely love this idea, they are beautiful :)
    Thank you
    Staci stacicota@aol.com

  5. That is a great gift idea. I am thinking of using it outdoors. Would it hold up in the cold/winter? Maybe using it to light the walkway. I can be reached at : Reba1034@hotmail.com
    Thanks so much.!

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