A few weeks ago I was looking on Pinterest for some Harry Potter stuff and this came up. The blog is called The Ninja Herself.
I immediately pinned it and made a note of the supplies in my phone. A few days later I was at Hobby Lobby and was picking up some stuff for cupcakes. Miss V and I had some time so we wandered the store. I spotted the blocks. They do come in different sizes so take that into consideration. I picked up the following supplies;
8x8 Glass Block
I also picked up a sheet of translucent scrapbook paper that had a white colored swirl through it.
So I printed out the saying I wanted. Which is one of my favorite quotes from Albus Dumbledore.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light. I can't find the image that I went by. It must be on my other computer. Anyway, I took out my Cricut and booted up my laptop.
I also cut down the scrapbook paper to about 7.5 x 7.5 since there is a tiny lip around the edge of the block.
In Cricut Craft Room I typed the saying using different fonts and stretched some of the words to make them taller. I kept all this in mind and made the saying into a 7x7 inch square. I cut the saying out in vinyl and transferred it to the scrapbook paper.
My original idea was that I didn't want to affix it permanently to the glass block with Mod Podge. I thought I would like to swap out the front decoration. So I ended up using mini glue dots and affixing it that way.
I do have to say this is by far the coolest Pinterest idea that I ever created. (craftwise anyway)
It came out so great that I don't think I am going to remove it. I guess I better stock up on glass blocks when they are on sale at Hobby Lobby (like this week) :)