Monday, September 7, 2015

Illuminated Glass Block

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) :)

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