Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 5 of 20 Days of Christmas: Glass Blocks and Second Pick a Stocking Giveaway

For Day 5, I have two mini glass blocks to share with you.  (Also, be sure to read to the bottom of the post for the second pick a stocking giveaway information)


For the first block, I filled the mini glass block with 20mm sized silver bells.  These come in a pack of 75 in the Christmas area of Hobby Lobby and it took 2 tubes of bells to fill the block.

I then took ribbon and tied it around the block and made a bow.  I used some red and silver ribbon that I found in the Christmas area at Walmart.

Now, I cut the red vinyl for the front of my block.  I used the Winter Frolic cartridge to cut the Deck the Halls title.  I know I have mentioned this before, but for those that are new to my blog, a great tip for transfering the vinyl to your image is to use joint tape from the hardware department.  It is much cheaper than transfer tape and works great.


For the second block, I purchased some mini glitter ornaments from Hobby Lobby and filled the block with them.  It took about 14 ornaments to fill it.

I then used some green ribbon to tie a bow around the block.

To finish it off, I used black vinyl to cut the Swirl Tree from the Christmas Solutions Cartridge.

Second Pick a Stocking Giveaway:  The 3rd stocking has been picked, but 1 and 2 are still up for grabs.  To enter for your chance to pick a stocking:
1) Become a Follower if you are not already
2) Leave a Comment on this post with a way to contact you (blog, email, etc)

All comments through Tuesday, December 7th will be entered in this contest and I will use random.org to select a winner.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 8th and will be able to pick which of the remaining stockings they would like to receive.  Here is a picture of the stockings up for grabs.

28 comments:

Minta's Creations said...

I Love your glass blocks..They are beautiful!
Minta

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Flamenco92627 said...

Oh my gosh Jean I love those blocks!! The ornament one is so pretty, and that bell one must really sound neat when you lift it LOL!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so cute! Great idea to fill them!

memories2keep1976 said...

These are too cute. I have seen these at Michael's and didn't know what to use them for. Thanks for the visual.

Mary

Melissa said...

Jean - I love your blocks. I was going to make some with mini lights in them but I think I like these better. Thanks for the inspiration.

Flamenco92627 said...

I forgot to say, Happy happy birthday you rockin crafty chickie!!

Jean said...

Hey, it is actually not my birthday. I keep getting Happy Birthdays on the forums, but my bday is April 12th and I checked my profiles to see that they were set correct, so I don't know what is going on with that. I guess I can have a very happy unbirthday like in Alice in Wonderland, lol!!

Cara said...

I love the swirl tree design! I might try to freehand it on a Christmas card! It's so cute! I also like the bells in the glass block! So cute! Love Cara
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sucor said...

Your glass blocks are beautiful! What a great way to use them!
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LadybugCarrie said...

Beautiful projects! Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Running Turtle said...

These are beautiful! I wat to try to make one of these! Love the decorations on the insides! BTW... I finally became a follower!! ( Laziness on my part!) Thanks for sharing!

Lesley from WI said...

My favorite projects are home decorating ideas and I love this project. They turned out beautiful and I am going to have to lift this one. Beautiful....thanks for sharing!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful blocks! I have never thought of using joint tape, great idea. I have always used clear contact paper :)

Tanya
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Coachfans said...

Your blocks are so cool! I love your ideas! I am hoping I win one of those 2 stockings!

Happy Holidays,
Georgiana
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jan farnworth said...

wonderful project.

travelgirl18 said...

I love these glass blocks! www.foxyfawni.blogspot.com

Kel said...

Lovin' the blocks.. so festive!!

Rose said...

I Found you on the message board for your doughnut snowman so adorable.You have the cutest thing on your blog,I just love it!!!20 Day Of Christmas, your glass blocks are so beautiful,thanks for the tip on the joint tape.Glitter ornaments,I just love the smiley face,it looks like he did something naughty lol!!!Your fridge snowman,I can't stop smiling love the hat & your countdown to christmas snowman what a cute idea!!!Can't wait to see day 6 I'm hooked!TFS
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motherloves3 said...

Love your ideas. What a great blog.
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Besthobbyeva said...

What a great idea! So adorable!

Anonymous said...

I have made Christmas blocks but never thought of using bulbs. So cute.
Diane
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Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

LOVE these!!! So creative instead of the lights everyone puts in them. Great ideas!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

Flamenco92627 said...

Oops, oh well-happy unbirthday.

Stephanie said...

LOVE the blocks...and the creative ways you dress up everyday things.....TFS!!! Happy Crafting

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Jamiecrafts said...

i wish i would have gotten some of these I just came home from Las Vegas last night... :( these are way cute though, great job!

Wende said...

so darn cute!!! Love your imagination. Thanks for the chance to win!
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she3ila said...

ooh so cute!!! I made my first blocks this weekend but looks nothing like yours. Thanks for the great idea.

Lisa said...

I love how the stocking's how different numbers on them.