Saturday, June 18, 2011

Uncle Sam Glass Block

I have had this idea for a while now, ever since I found an SVG of Uncle Sam on Wikipedia.  I used a mini glass block from Hobby Lobby for this.  The inside is filled with foam stars that are white with glitter on them.  I then used a red, white and blue star ribbon around the outside.  I don't know if anybody else is like me, but I feel like I cannot tie a decent bow to save my life, lol.  Anyways, I then used SCAL and the Cricut to cut the Uncle Sam out in black vinyl.  This is my first 4th of July Decoration for this year.

 Here is a picture of how the back of the block looks and a better view of the foam stars.
I am entering this into the following challenge:
Decorate to Celebrate: 4th of July Decorations: http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

oh wow jean this is just to amazing. love it.
thank you for sharing with us at decorate to celebrate. hugs Rhonda

Running Turtle said...

Love the cut! Perfect for July 4th! Like the stars too... very cute detail!!
TinaB

Georgiana said...

I know what you mean about making bows. I have a heck of a time and it takes me three and four attempts before I am happy.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great block this is so festive!

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Jean, this is super cool!!! How in the world did you cut U.S. out of vinyl so perfectly? You're just too amazing!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Congrats Jean, you were the winner of the worms! :)

Kaitlin said...

Very cool!:) I have an award for you on my blog:)

http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-award-d.html

Amy said...

Jean, I LOVE the vinyl cut of Uncle Sam!! That's AMAZING!! :) My tip for the bows is to use ribbon with wired edges for larger bows -- It's not impossible to mess them up, but it's a lot easier to force it into the position you want it to be!! LOL... :) I can't tie a big bow to save my life if it doesn't have wired edges!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Doris P. said...

I still need to learn about the SVG's - awesome jar!!!
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Jessica said...

OH Jean, so creative and unique...love it!
:O)
Jessica

*Star said...

Very cool! I love the Uncle Sam. I know what you mean about tying bows. I usually have to tie them 5 or 6 times before they look right. :)
Thanks for playing with us at Decorate to Celebrate. ~ Guest Designer, Star

Melissa said...

Wow, you did a great job on your project, very nicely done!! Thanks so much for joining DTC guest designer!

Besthobbyeva said...

Such clever idea! I love it!!

Laurie

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Sooooo creative and clever. Must get some vinyl. :)

Katie said...

What a great idea!
Thanks for sharing at Decorate to Celebrate

alwayscharlie said...

That is really clever and very cute!!

Lisa said...

This is so creative and awesome! I love the use of a glass block in your project! So clever! :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

image queen said...

Hi Jean,
Another Jean here in Canada, Love your blog and I am visiting your site as it is a link on the Decorate to Celebrate challenge. I think your mini block is great and the vinyl Uncle Sam is very striking.